This blog averages about two e-mails a week asking when seats at Yankee Stadium will be sold. No word on that yet. But to get an idea of what it’ll cost you, check out this release from the Mets today:
The New York Mets and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that the sale of Shea Stadium seat pairs will begin Monday, August 25 at 9:00 a.m. exclusively online at Mets.com/Shea.
Fans and collectors worldwide will be able to purchase orange, blue, green, and red seats for $869 per pair. The limited inventory of seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Each seat pair will be authenticated by Major League Baseballâ€™s Authentication Program and affixed with a tamper-proof hologram displaying a unique identification number.
Mets season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase their particular seats before the August 25 general public sale. The sale of other Shea memorabilia on Mets.com/Shea will expand to include seat backs and 45-inch sections of bench seating from Sheaâ€™s Left Field Picnic Area. Details regarding the sale of additional memorabilia will be announced later this season.
Keep in mind that the city owns Yankee Stadium, too. So expect a similar program. But if the Mets are getting $869 a pair, figure the Yankees for at least $1,000.