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Hey Yankees: If you’re going to make your customers mad, could you at least check the spelling?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 19, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

In the last few days, I have received several e-mails from partial-plan season-ticket holders who are furious with the Yankees.

Because of the demand for tickets, some people with weekend plans were offered only weekday plans or had their seats moved from behind the plate to the outfield.

Two forces are at play here: the new Stadium has fewer seats than the old Stadium and the team was surprised, shocked really, at how many people wanted full 81-game plans despite the rise in prices. This has squeezed out some partial-plan folks. It’s the law of supply-and-demand. I’m not here to defend the Yankees, but what else can they do?

Here is the letter the Yankees sent out:

Good Morning,

Do [sic] to the overwhelming demand for season tickets, all plans were distributed subject to availability. In the event that the partial plan you requested was not available, you were assigned an alternative plan (subject to availability). From here you have the option to either accept or decline, if you decline (if the plan does not meet your needs or budget) you can go into your my Yankees account (under personal preferences) and mark down that you wish to decline and/ or enter the pool process for your preferred plan,

At this point you cannot change your seats or plans unless your [sic] interested in the $350 seats. If you accept then the full payment will be due on Feb 27th which you can pay online or by calling (718) xxx-xxxx. Because of the demand for all season tickets, we stronly [sic] suggest that ticket Licensees accept their initial seat assignments. The demand for many plans will definetely [sic] exceed the available seats locations and if you decline your assignment there may not be any availability in the alternative seat location and/ or plan that you request. If you have any questions or concerns I would suggest to call (718) xxx-xxxx and we can try to assist you.

Sincerely,

New York Yankees Ticket Operations
Yankee Stadium
161st Street & River Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451

Might we suggest the team stronly and definetely proofread these letters before sending them out?

 
 

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148 Responses to “Hey Yankees: If you’re going to make your customers mad, could you at least check the spelling?”

  1. Perry February 19th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    So, are the 15 game weekend plans sold out without even going on sale to the public? Ive been waiting for a month to buy one…

  2. SJ44 February 19th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    If the Boss was still THE BOSS, somebody would lose their job today over that press release.

    How embarrassing.

  3. Han Ram February 19th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    That is not acceptable, I could understand that from the Knicks not that they would have to worry about this kind of demand of tickets

  4. Global Warming February 19th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    You missed a G in strongly Peter…

    lol

  5. rodg12 February 19th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Not to mention the numerous punctuation errors in that note. Who the heck drafted that up without having it proof-read or proof-read by someone incompetent. Inexcusable for a company the size of the Yankees.

  6. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Pete- FYI it isn’t some weekend holders, it is most. I don’t think I’ve spoken to a single person who had a Saturday/Sunday plan and was offered the same. Everyone I’ve spoken to was offered a weekday plan. I’m sorry, but this is very unfair. People can’t make weekday games for various reasons. To switch someone from a Sunday plan to a weekday plan is bs.

  7. ez February 19th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    also…

    first line – Do should be Due
    second paragraph first sentence – your should be you’re

  8. BronxBoy54 February 19th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I think you missed ‘do’ should be ‘due’ in the first sentence and ‘your interested’ should be ‘you’re interested’. It’s all A-Rod’s fault.

  9. jashell2000 February 19th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    How many seats total does the new stadium have? I know, its less, but anyone know the number?

    By the way Pete, thank you for all that you do to keep this blog interesting during an especially cold and long winter of ups and downs. I work a pretty stressful job, and this forum has always been my silver lining.

    Can’t wait to see some actual baseball! Go yanks.

  10. Paul V February 19th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Been a Friday night package holder for 7 years and have only gotten one email from them – last Fall – and nothing since.

    I am not renewing, no matter what package they send me. It’s not about the money so much as the horrible customer service. I’m glad they are selling so many tickets so that they can pay for salaries. Too bad, though, that they don’t seem to care about rewarding people who were fans when the Yankees sucked.

    Also, I think some of these people are buying the full plans with the intention of re-selling their extra tickets for a profit. Is that really right? Or legal?

  11. Brian from PA February 19th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Perry:

    They were first offered to people who had partial-season ticket plans carrying over from the old stadium. Like my family. I still have no idea what the hell is going on with our plan. I’m worried because we had a Saturday plan the previous 2 seasons, but we all got sick of nothing but day games so we tried to switch it to Friday nights for the new park. I have no idea if they’re gonna try and give us like a middle of the week plan or something now. I couldn’t care less where the seats are though, I’m just content to be at the stadium at all.

    As for the spelling: It was probably typed up by some young kid from the Bronx who works there as a secretary or something. But yeah, it should have been proof read, lol.

  12. rmel February 19th, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I had a Saturday plan and was moved to a weekday plan (in which i will decline)….been a Saturday ticket holder since Nov 2005…..thanks Yankees for ruining the start of the season for me

  13. nitrah55 February 19th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    I had a Saturday plan previously, applied for the new Saturday plan, and received an invoice for the 12 game midweek plan.

    According to the ticket guy I talked to, it appears very unlikely that Saturday plans will be available. Some Saturday plans offered were turned down, says this guy, mostly because the seats were in the outfield or bleachers.

    For what it’s worth, of the weekend plans, Saturday has always been the most popular, Friday the least.

    I expect I will refuse the midweek plan, and take my chances in the pool of people to be offered what’s left.

  14. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I think there are 5,000 less seats. And take a wild guess where they got rid of 5,000 seats.

  15. YanksLaw February 19th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Re-selling tickets might not be the most ethical idea, but it is definitely legal as long as it is done a certain distance from the stadium. New York almost completely got rid of their anti-scalping laws last year. I can find more information if you are interested, but the end result will be ticket scalping, and people buying tickets to your favorite games and concerts only for resale is something that we are going to have to continue to deal with.

  16. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    And what makes me more angry is the number of tickets for sale on stub hub! These are people who take plans away from the real fans, to try and turn a profit!

  17. .o.(keeping my S'S out for today Pete) February 19th, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    What the problem is? I wouldnt have change a thing.

  18. jay destro February 19th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    I sent the yankees the following email and CC’d Pete and a few other local writers on it to just share the frustration.

    Dear Yankees Management and Ticket Staff,

    My name is Jay and I am ticket licensee number xxxxxx. I
    send this email to all of you as I am very hurt by the process of relocation to a new seat in Yankee Stadium. When the process began last year, members of the relocation staff were unable to provide me with straight answers on being able to get int he building in a decent seat, when I told them I was a plan D holder (Saturdays) they assured me I would be able to at the least remain within that range of plan.

    The months went on and I made calls during the year to find out what the status was. I was not able to upgrade to a full season package as I do not re-sell the tickets I purchase. I go to all the games and enjoy spending my Saturdays with the Yankees.

    Last night I was finally updated on my ticket location and dates. I was given the 12 game #2 package. While I could live with being in a lesser seat, I cannot accept that now I was put into a package in which I can’t even go to. Now I called the ticket office and spoke to a nice person who explained the process and told me my options were down to two. Either I pay $10,000 for 15 games on Saturdays, or I go
    into a pool and simply hope for the best that at the least I can get one of the Friday, Saturday or Sunday packages. By declining (which I have done because he told me the sooner I declined the sooner I would go into the pool) I now waive my season ticket possibilities all together and could possibly lose my seniority and be completely locked out of the building.

    I have given thousands of dollars to your organization over the years. I am lucky enough at age 30 that even in this downtrodden economy that I can afford almost any seat in your building, but the fact is that you are letting me down by telling me that I have only the option of taking what equates to the down payment on a home to get into the
    building for the first year? This is one of the more saddening parts of being a fan. I take all my hopes of a championship into that ballpark every year and now I am being told that I might as well noteven come? I know that in the grand scheme of things I am small time, but your tactics have made me feel smaller. I just want to go to
    games on a Saturday or a Sunday and not have to go into severe debt.

    I have paid nearly $1500 a year for 2 seats for myself to take mywife, family members and friends to games. It’s been a pleasure to do so and I love going to see our team, but now I am almost completely shut out due to the fact that there will be no guarantees I can get day of game tickets, you also have a complete stranglehold on the secondary market which means that even if I wanted to go to weekend
    games and did so through stub hub, I would lose my seniority as a licensee and be given no hopes for post-season tickets.

    I am not the only one who feels this way either. We on the community nyyfans.com have documented well the process from the beginning to this point voicing our frustration frutilessly. The entire 139 page thread can be found at this URL:

    http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?t=108493

    We all want the same thing, to be given a the truth and be allowed in the building at a reasonable cost. Something that has alluded many of us in this process has been the truth. Over the last few months I was given multiple lies over the phone when speaking to relocation people.
    I was actually told only a few days ago that the reason licensees were given false information was that the staffers didn’t have any info themselves. Additionally, when speaking to this ticket rep on the phone he actually admitted that sometimes “Dates are given to people just to get them to get off the phone, they won’t hang up
    unless you tell them something.” So lying is the only way to shut us up?

    Being offered $350 seats or being given nothing is a poor way to treat a loyal customer. I am more than just a loyal customer, I am a devoted fan of this team. I have followed through the good times and bad. I was lucky enough to make enough in my job to afford this type of package in the first place. Now I am simply being told I don’t make enough to get into your stadium to root for MY team.

    Please hear my plea and help me. I just want a seats for the Saturday or Sunday package. Two measly seats in your Billion Dollar building. Can’t someone help me?

    Thank you,

    Jay

    Later in the day after a few more calls, I was given a harsh reality, accept the relocation by the ticket office or be shut out. I did so and then handled the situation on my own.

    I explained to my fellow NYYFans forum posters exactly what steps I took next:

    “ok…

    i had some resolution today on the situation that while not perfect, it works.

    i purchased my assignment, the 12 game bleachers. i talked to someone there and he said that there will be absolutely nothing left for weekenders once the pool comes in. he said it’s going to be a fruitless effort to fight this. i realized it. my 12 games cost me 300 bucks, about 1300 less than what i used to pay.

    i then scoured for someone selling a saturday plan, found it and purchased 2 infield grandstands for about $1400 for all saturdays.

    my total cost is about 1700 for 12 weekday games and to keep my seniority and 13 saturday games all in the same seats including 2 boston games and old timers day.

    the 12 weekday games i am going to sell to friends and go to one or two of. the weekend games are for me. i will go to all of them.

    i spent under my expected $2000 that i had stowed away. i keep my post-season pre-sale option (what i always had in the past) and get to go to the games i wanted to.

    granted it didnt go the way i wanted to but i made it on my own.”

  19. nitrah55 February 19th, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Also, I only found out that the invoices were out because of a post on this blog. I have not received a letter or email from the Yankees.

    I went to the My Account section of the Yankee web site, and found the information there.

    The deadline for accepting/rejecting is February 27, so if you haven’t gotten any mail, you should check your account at the web site.

  20. Thomas Robust February 19th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Anybody know something about this guy espn is reporting the yankees are interested in from the mexican league. It’s probably on a minor league deal. It looks like the yankees like what they got in Al Aceves , so they’re trying to find some more. (added by Mobile using Mippin)

  21. 56Bomber February 19th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Anybody who had a partial plan last year and is waiting to hear from the Yankees needs to check out your online account immediately. I checked mine last night and saw that I was assigned to a weekday plan (I had a Saturday plan for the past 5 years) but I never got an email or postal mail informing me of this.

    The worst part is that the invoice is due on 2/27… if I had not decided to check my account last night I probably would have missed the payment date and lost my seats.

    Godd work Yankees, Inc.

  22. BronxBoy54 February 19th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Brian from PA:

    “young kid from the Bronx”? Do you mean maybe someone ignorant like Colin Powell? Edgar Allan Poe? Lou Gehrig? Mayor LaGuardia? Hamk Greenberg? EL Doctorow?

  23. Garym(Yanks and More) February 19th, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Hey I have some knowledge of this situation. I have been a old partial B plan since 2002. I had seats in the upper deck behind home plate a little towards first base. I loved our seats, 2 seats. I was then offered a 20 game plan in the new stadium which I wasn’t happy about but I did accept and go on the waiting list for the 41 game plan and then I did get upgraded to that but I am further out in the OF, which is fine. What happened is my old B plan was for M-F and now its every other game including weekends, so the people with the weekend plans are out because we have them now also and the Yankees only care about the 81 game holders and the 41 game holders basically because that is how they make their money. They also do go by seniority.

  24. AROD fan (SIGN MANNY NOW) February 19th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    “What else can they do?”

    uh… i can think of about a thousand things.

    and i think it is stubhub. i tried to buy spring training tickets the minute they went on sale and some of the good seats were already gone. meanwhile stubhub was advertising those same seats. i’m sorry but if you are buying spring training tix on stubhub then there is something wrong with you.

    and the yanks love stubhub as much as they love todays banned subject.

  25. jay destro February 19th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Yanks also dropped the ball with the $350 seats. They overshot the market with that price and just haven’t been able to get the sales they wanted. Rather than create a more market friendly price, they forced everyone into the cheaper/smaller plans and gave those in the already cheaper/smaller plans even less choices.

  26. Brian from PA February 19th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    BronxBoy54 February 19th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Brian from PA:

    “young kid from the Bronx”? Do you mean maybe someone ignorant like Colin Powell? Edgar Allan Poe? Lou Gehrig? Mayor LaGuardia? Hamk Greenberg? EL Doctorow?

    I didn’t mean the kid is stupid because they’re from the Bronx. I said Bronx because that’s where the stadium is. I just meant its probably some local kid working a part time job.

  27. JP February 19th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Dear Yankees,

    Your probly going to here alot from angry peeple about this.

  28. gayle February 19th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    What they also neglected to mention in the letter is that they took away seats from weekend plan holders by making the 20 game flex plan no longer flex and in it they now have 2 20 game plans that include MANY weekend games so that lessens the amount of plans available.

    In addition they did not have enough inventory to take care of the 41 game plan holders (which used to be the B plan) so they moved them down to the 20 game plan again taking away from weekend plans.

    Yet they are running full page ads in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal for 41 and 20 game fort he $350 seats.

    In my opinion they should have taken care of their current licensees BEFORE they took on new business which is not how they operated.

  29. Mike February 19th, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    It seems as though the same person deals with all of the AL East ticket sales. This is pretty bad too…

    http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.co.....p?c_id=tor

    Single Game Tickets for Blue Jays home games will go
    on sale at 8 a.m.
    TOMMOROW!

  30. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    People should boycott opening day! Look something needs to be done, they are screwing over the real fans. We should protest something. Our voices need to be heard! No instead they will cater to the rich ** who will sit in the teak armed seats. I’ve known all along that they don’t care about us, but this just proves it.

  31. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    $ 350 for 1 seat! Yeah right!

  32. 56Bomber February 19th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Two years ago if you tried to sell your tickets on stubhub the Yankees threatened to take your season plan away. Now there’s stubhub links all over yankees.com and stubhub booths outside the stadium.

    I will probably end up taking my new mid week plan and flipping them on stubhub for saturday games and hope that over the next few years I can move back to a legitimate saturday plan. Either that or just stop going.

  33. Drive 4-5 February 19th, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    What the Yankees have not admitted is that, by designating as “luxury” seats ( at $350/seat)tickets that formerly were Tier Boxes ( at $55/seat), they purposely lowered their inventory of seats in the upper deck and shut out the average fan. 60% of the seats in Yankee Stadium were uptairs,the opposite is true in the new ballpark.I hope they enjoy all those uunsold luxury boxes.

    Yankee Stadium is the building they are about to tear down. It’s forever gone. The House that Greed Built is the new home of the New York Yankees.

  34. Drive 4-5 February 19th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    56 Bomber,

    Look on StubHub and you will see a ton of folks are doing exactly that. A lot of people are even selling their tix for under face value. Not only do the day of the games stink, the schedule of opponents in the plans is very unattractive.

  35. 56Bomber February 19th, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Attica! Attica! Attica!

  36. Drive 4-5 February 19th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Sorry for all the typos.

  37. Rhonda February 19th, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I had a Sunday plan since 2004, Sec 6, row F and I’m beyond bummed. :<

  38. Jack Knight February 19th, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Do i just check “view/pay invoices” for my plan? I don’t appear to have one (had a saturday plan last year). no mail, no phone call, no e-mail…. where do I look? who do I call?

  39. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I had the partial Sunday plan since 2003 and was moved to weekday games. Not only are the games terrible, but for someone who lives 3.5 hours from the stadium, it is not feasible for me to make these weekday games that are played mostly at 7pm. Thanks a lot Yankees.

  40. 56Bomber February 19th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Drive 4-5… right.. forgot about the opponent angle… use to get at least 1 RedSox game and 1 Met game. Got the Nationals this year.

  41. gayle February 19th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Jack–

    yes that is where you go log into your account then clock on view/pay invoices.

    If you dont have one call the relocation office the 800 number NOT the 718 number

  42. 56Bomber February 19th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Jack Knight

    It should be under view invoices. You can call 1-800-913-9793.

  43. Russell NY February 19th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    “You missed a G in strongly Peter…”

    he did that intentionally

  44. gayle February 19th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    56 bomber there is a Red Sox game in the 12 game plan

  45. Jack Knight February 19th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Thanks gayle, 56bomber

  46. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Monday night game right? What section were your guys’ seats relocated to?

  47. Andrew February 19th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    I had been a season ticket holder since 1997 and I had the 60 game plan; they told me I needed to upgrade to a full season package to keep my subscription. When I said I could not afford it they cancelled my account and offered to put me in a pool for 41 game package. I said no and now I have lost my season tickets and I have no intention of ever stepping foot in the new yankee stadium. If I want to see the yankees I will see them out of town.

    There is a better chance of me going to citifield than yankee stadium. I have had it.

  48. jay destro February 19th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    second to last row, left field bleachers. i used to be in tier mvp box right behind home.

  49. Russell NY February 19th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    From MLBTradeRumors:

    Yankees, Padres Bidding For Walter Silva
    By Tim Dierkes [February 19 at 11:29am CST]

    According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Yankees and Padres are in the bidding for pitcher Walter Silva. Olney says the 32 year-old righty “had a strong showing in the Mexican Winter League” and must be purchased from the Monterrey franchise.

  50. gayle February 19th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    I am in section 232B main level row 20 seats 15 and 16

    Like I have said before am VERY happy with the seats,not so happy with change of plans and would be royally ticked off if like Jay and Drive and some others I have seen I lived so far away that actually going to these games due to travel was virtually impossible.

  51. Rhonda February 19th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    JAy- They Moved you THERE?!!

  52. gayle February 19th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Jay you mean the bleachers where it is obstructed view so much show they had to install TV’s so you could see the other side of the field?

  53. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    wow Andrew, that really sucks. I have already decided I am not going to any of the games this year. They screwed over my ticket plan as it is and I am livid. I cant make the weekday games and im not going to waste my time paying for overpriced weekend games on stubhub and then also paying 30 dollars for parking, all the ny state tolls, and the gas for 6 hours of driving. I’d rather travel to Baltimore and catch a game where the prices are legit.

  54. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Wow Jay! I hope your seats are also not in the obstructed bleachers area since they were brilliant in building the restaurant in an area that obstructed half of the bleachers. Well the installed TVs there to compensate. Lets go to a game to watch half of it on tv…..

  55. Jack Knight February 19th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    After reading these comments, I feel like I have a better shot at becoming a Yankees broadcaster to get a seat in Yankee stadium than anything else. Pete, hook me up with Michael Kay’s cell number. He’s always taking texts in the booth, so I know I can get a hold of him. I’m charming, good looking, and love baseball. And broke.

  56. Russell NY February 19th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    “I cant make the weekday games and im not going to waste my time paying for overpriced weekend games on stubhub and then also paying 30 dollars for parking, all the ny state tolls, and the gas for 6 hours of driving.”

    Ouch Christina.

    I just buy bleacher seats for $15, use my fathers yearly LIRR pass for a free ride to penn, and pay 4 dollars for the round trip subway.

    Badabing. $20 bucks for a Yankee game + trip

  57. 56Bomber February 19th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Gayle – I’m in 12 game plan #1… it has a Red Sox game.

  58. gayle February 19th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    russell-

    good luck with that. I have a feeling that who really got messed up this year are the people who want to buy single game tickets. I h ave a feeling there will not be a lot of those available and what are will be on stubhub.

  59. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    We’ll probably hear crusty the clown come out and say how wonderful the new stadium is when all the rich people show up late and leave early (parking in their vip spots)

  60. 56Bomber February 19th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    stubhub is the big winner here.

  61. jk February 19th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Very poor job by Yankees management on this. They have enough seats to give everyone a saturday or sunday plan who wants one but they choose not to.

    They are using a formula which cuts each seat into a series of plans and now they are forcing people into the unwanted portions to sell a full season of tickets in each seat.

    It is fincially and quntatatively driven and it leaves loyal fans in the dust. Shame on them.

  62. khelvan February 19th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    “Might we suggest the team stronly and definetely proof-read these letters before sending them out?”
    I see what you did there.

  63. Perry February 19th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    i just called and spoke to a person at the ticket office. i asked when 15 game plans go on sale to the public, he said “subject to availability, they will go on sale after the relocation program is complete, sometime in the beginning of march.”

    he also said that single game tix will go on sale at the beginning of march as well…

    sounds like im screwed.

  64. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    And it is the people who will pay for the tickets that are t fault. That is why the Yankees can charge so much, because there are all these idiots that will pay 2,500 dollars for 1 stinking ticket. Must be nice.

  65. gayle February 19th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    You do all realize that MLB has a piece/relationship of Stubhub so the teams are getting the money as well.

  66. Rhonda February 19th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I’m really going miss hanging out with my friends before, during and after the games.. Also, the beer guys!

    :<

  67. (jdjr).... February 19th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS?!!!
    because they can,,,,supply and demand, good ol fashioned yankee know how…nothing personal, just business…yuchhh.

  68. Perry February 19th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Here’s the thing. My dad and I have had a three seat Saturday plan since 1997. That is why our seats in the new stadium will be down the line between the infield and the foul pole, closer to the foul pole. I believe it is 311. Anyway, the reason we still have the Saturday plan in the best seats available for the Saturday plan is that we bought the tickets in 1997. I’m pretty sure they took seniority into account because there are people who we know who bought their plans later than us who are in the outfield and even the bleachers. People who bought in 2005 have to understand that they are being squeezed out because they haven’t had tickets long enough. As it is, we lost our amazing upper box seats behind the plate because they are now only full season. We all have to make sacrifices to watch games in a new stadium, which was needed.

  69. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    perry stop making excuses for them. It was flat out greed that they pushed put the partial Saturday/Sunday holders. Doesn’t them pushing the $350 seats indicate that to you?

    For 3 games at that price I could buy a sweet HDTV.

  70. Russell NY February 19th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    “You do all realize that MLB has a piece/relationship of Stubhub so the teams are getting the money as well.”

    Yep.

  71. Russell NY February 19th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    “perry stop making excuses for them. It was flat out greed that they pushed put the partial Saturday/Sunday holders. Doesn’t them pushing the $350 seats indicate that to you?

    For 3 games at that price I could buy a sweet HDTV.”

    Exactly why I’m a bleacher guy. I wouldn’t spend more than $40 on a ticket. I get the same experience from anywhere in the stadium.

  72. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    A new stadium with less seats was not needed. A new stadium based around luxury boxes and the rich was not needed. Yes,Yankee stadium was on the older scale of baseball stadiums and needed an upgrade, it did not need this much of an upgrade. Restaurants, martini bars, etc, im sorry. This is a baseball game not an amusement park. All I need is a seat and a hot dog. I dont need all this other stuff. This place was built for the rich which is evident by the upgrades of the seats (private bathrooms for the lower level crowd, their own parking gargage)and the large number of luxury boxes.

  73. Tarheelyank February 19th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks Pete,

    I genuinely feel for all of you have been screwed by this process. Although I never have been a season ticket holder, I have been to many games at the stadium. Nothing can take the place of a game at the stadium.

    But, maybe one way to deal with your disappointment is to give your business to a Minor league, College, or even HS team in your area. I know they would appreciate your support.

    I will say that I really enjoy going to AAA games (Bulls) and UNC baseball games. They are incredibly inexpensive, and a great atmosphere for the whole family.

    I get my Yankees fix with a DIRECTV Baseball package, a DVR, XM, and Lohud.

  74. EricS February 19th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I am just of the people who lives away from NYC, unfortunately, and can only attend maybe one-two games a year. I just hope there will be tickets for “common people” such as myself.

  75. JB February 19th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Same story as most of you have told. Had a Saturday D plan (12 games) for five years, with seats located in Main Tier Boxes right above first base. While I actually got better seats (Terrace inside of first base), I now have a 12-2 weekday plan. Like Christina, I live 3 hours away and will have a tough time making many of the games in the package. I talked to the Yankees’ rep and he has been very nice, but his hands are tied. My understanding is that the $350 seats are available for 15 game packages but the cost is more than I want to pay. Plus I can’t get the number of seats I want even if I could afford it. Like the others, I happened upon my invoice by accident. Not a thing from the Yankees regarding my season tickets.

  76. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Christina- here here!!

  77. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    jb- You know why they didn’t tell anyone, they didn’t want this to happen. But I guess they are clueless to the amount that Yankee fans communicate on the internet.

  78. gayle February 19th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Perry

    I have no problem with them taking seniority into account and in fact wish they had done just that. What they did was take seniority across plans. Meaning if you had only been a holder since 2007 and wanted to get a 41 game plan rather than your flex plan you jumped ahead of someone with 1997 seniority in the same plan.

    Those that wanted to upgrade to full season plans no matter what the seniority jumped ahead of anyone.

    My belief is that they should have taken care of all the current ticketholders by seniority in terms of the plan they wanted that way it would be true seniority not just seniority on how much you were willing to spend.

    I think if they had done it that way there would not be people complaining about being kicked out of a plan that they signed up for for a reason.

  79. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    gayle- no they were too busy trying to sell full season plans. >:(

  80. BD February 19th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I guess I’m not a “real” fan because don’t go to any of the games. (I live elsewhere.)

    With that said, I don’t think people ought to take this so personally. The team is just trying to maximize its revenues. If they could sell every ticket for $350, they would do that. Why should the NYY sell you a ticket for $55 that someone else will pay $350 for? Because you’re a “better” breed of fan?

    Also, it seems hypocritical to complain about wealthier fans who are willing to fork over $350/ticket. If that’s unfair to you, then what do you say to the thousands of fans who would love to go to games but can’t afford to pay more than $6/ticket? To them, you are being just as profligate in paying $55 as the guy who is crowding you out of the new stadium by soaking up $350 seats.

  81. Sean D February 19th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    I’ve been a full season ticket holder of 10 seats for 4 years. I was amazed at how good my new Yankee Stadium seats are. My old seats were Tier MVP Section 12, which are closer to 3rd base. My new seats are pretty much right behind home plate in the Grandstand (Section 422), low row on the aisle.

    Can’t complain here.

  82. Russell NY February 19th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Christina – I can see why you’re mad but look at it this way, the rich are buying the seats and we are reaping the benefits (ala big offseason acquisitions)

  83. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    bd- Lon trost? Is that you?

  84. BD February 19th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Who’s Lon Trost?

  85. Perry February 19th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Jennifer – “bd- Lon trost? Is that you?”

    nice one!

  86. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Lonn A. Trost, Esq. Chief Operating Officer

  87. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Sean D— key word is your a FULL season ticket holder, not a partial plan. If I had a billion dollars (which I assume you do based on you having 10 seats a game for 81 games) I would have been able to get good seats myself. Problem is im working 3 jobs and barely making ends meet so I cant afford to spend all of my money to be a full season ticket holder

  88. BD February 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I wish.

  89. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Lonn Trost is the biggest joke next to Randy Levine.

  90. ANSKY February 19th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    and many many more

  91. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Russell, I dont recall having a say in the acquistions. I didnt want A-Rod and i didnt want Texiera. I didnt want half of these guys. So dont tell me I am reaping the benfits of not seeing a game so that the rich can pay the money for the games so we all can benefit from 400 million dollar players.

  92. Sean D February 19th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    to jay destro:

    The Yanks spend $1500 a day on office supplies; they could care less about you. Sorry, but to be brutally honest, your letter will probably end up in the circular file.

  93. Russell NY February 19th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Well Christina, then your vote was part of the minority and you lost out. Sucks for you.

  94. Sean D February 19th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I don’t have a billion dollars… I actually sell 90% of my tickets on Ebay at or BELOW face value. Premium games get the going rate. In the end, I go to pretty much any game I want in a great seat for free.

    Think what you may, but in the end, baseball is a business.

  95. John Blacksox (24 + 1) February 19th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Devil’s advocate, but…I can see both sides. If someone has bought a Sat/Sun ticket package for the past 20 years, is it fair for them to lose out because the seats are given to someone who wants to buy season tickets? I’d say so.

    The Yankees are in business to sell seats. If they can sell a seat for all 81 games, why should they sell it to someone who only wants to buy it for Sat/Sun, leaving the Yankees with an empty weekday seat to try to peddle?

    Also, this is a byproduct of having a $200+ Million payroll. The revenue has got to come from somewhere. If you cheered the big ticket signings of CC, Tex, ARod, etc, then you can’t get too upset that the Yankees are maximizing their revenues in the new stadium.

  96. gayle February 19th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    BD–

    I don’t think people are taking it personally I just think that there should have been a sense of a fair play and taking care of customers based on true seniority if that had been done and people got shut out there would have been some complaints yet but not to the extent that you are seeing.

    Yes the Yankees are a business but like a business they are a service business where service should always be the most important thing. It is in this area where they fell down. If they want to say they are a first class organization from top to bottom and ownership goes out of its way to talk about the fans etc then they need to be behind that 100 per cent.

  97. wood is good February 19th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I’m in the minority here regarding relocation. I was a flex planner since 2003, usually placed in the main box sections 287-299 (except last year, when I was somehow locked out for a few hours and had to take loge 493-499).

    Since picking your own games was the only reason I loved the flex plan, and weekdays are best for me, I chose the 12-game #1 plan with the intention of buying 7 or 8 more games via presale. I’m now in section 212, under the overhang, and am very happy with the placement.

    It really does suck so many people are angry about the process, and I definitely do feel for them. But I also can’t help but be glad for where my seat is.

  98. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Russell- Thats fine with me being in the minority. Baseball is a business and I understand that. If I could sell tickets for 2,500 I would also. Its the fans who pay the money that allow the yankees to do it. In the end, I will be saving money so not having tickets wont necessarily be a bad thing i suppose.

  99. John Blacksox (24 + 1) February 19th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    BD
    February 19th, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    “Also, it seems hypocritical to complain about wealthier fans who are willing to fork over $350/ticket. If that’s unfair to you, then what do you say to the thousands of fans who would love to go to games but can’t afford to pay more than $6/ticket? To them, you are being just as profligate in paying $55 as the guy who is crowding you out of the new stadium by soaking up $350 seats.”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I like that you used the word “profligate”. The Yankee front office should hire you as editor.

  100. Russell NY February 19th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I understand not wanting big ticket players but I also enjoy the aspect that the Yankees are always in the middle of things. The Yankee offseason hasn’t been boring for quite a while now. I feel like it is a year-round event following the team.

    Imagine being the Royals going around picking up scrap players. We would stop talking about baseball in November and pick up talk in February.

    If you don’t like the players your team is fielding then why go to the games? Those paying are those going to the games because they like the team.

  101. John in Ohio February 19th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I think either C.C. or Tex should be pressed into proof-reading duty, based on their salaries.

    Can’t give this assignment to A-Rod. I’m not an A-Rod hater, but it’s obvious that he never got straight A’s.

  102. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    To the person pointing out that we got big ticket stars. This would have happened whether or not we signed Tex and CC.

  103. Christina February 19th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Bingo jennifer.

  104. leo February 19th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    The biggest issue with the relocation process is that they set down rules, told everyone and then tossed that all into the wind. Letting people upgrade to full season seats is fine, but taking new business for non-premium seating before relocating everyone else was pretty awful.

  105. Kat February 19th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Ugh… I am so upset, still, guys. My main issue is:

    WHY did they give us the song and dance of “fill out this form, tell us where you want to sit, how much money you want to pay and be sure you finish it before XYZ date”

    Why did they do that if they were just going to give us whatever seats they wanted to give us – for whatever amount of money they chose – and for whatever games they wanted? Why put us through all that?

  106. jennifer February 19th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    kat- But you can get a Saturday plan, the seats are only $350.00 a piece!!! :mad:

  107. Al Czervick February 19th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I am a Sunday plan holder from 2003. My seats were Tier Reserved Sec 4 row D, right behind home. those seats for the money were sweet. At first I was really bummed to find out I was moved to 432B which seems to be right at the left field foul pole. Then I saw how many people got bumped to mid-week plans.
    I’ve been a Yankee fan since the mid 70′s when I was a very little kid. About half my casual clothes are Yankee related and my entire basement is Yankee decorated. I’ve been defending the Yankees for years in various debates with fans from other teams.
    But I tell you, it has become very very hard to remain a Yankee fan lately. I’ve tried to separate the team including the history, the fans, NY etc. from the current business side of things, but it has become near impossible. There is just a lot of unpleasantness associated with the Yankees, most of it money/greed related, that you have to ignore to remain a Yankee fan. And I truly believe that they are very close to exhausting their goodwill with the real fans that will buy the tickets,shirts etc. when the team is down. I hope the NY managment takes this risk seriously because it is very real. They are alienating their core fan base in the name of short term profits. I have never seen such mass anger towards a team by its fans. This is NOT the way to run a baseball team. Yes, they are a business, but not in the traditional sense. I don’t root for Xerox or GE. I don’t brag about IBM to my friends. Please correct this before it is too late. Clearly I am not the only one who feels this way.
    Peter – if there is any way you can communicate the depth and intensity of the fan disastisfation to Yankee mgmt, it would be a favor to the Yankees if you did. Because very soon it will be too late.

  108. DT February 19th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Don’t pick on the new Yankee proof reader!

    Hank Steinbrenner is doing the best that he can.

    Would you rather have him out talking to the media?

  109. Guy Incognito February 19th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I have a Friday plan since the 2002 season, two seats. In the old stadium I was in Sec. 8, row M (about halfway up the Tier Reserve). New stadium I’m in Sec. 422, three rows from the top of a smaller upper deck. Pretty much the exact same view.

    I feel bad for those of you who got royally screwed on seat assignments, but I don’t know why I basically ended up in the same spot.

  110. Bill Porter February 19th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Ouch, that was worse than one of my posts. Spell check wouldn’t have caught those.

  111. eric in queens February 19th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    i’m dreading getting this letter.

    i had the nerve to ask for Friday night instead of Saturday on the (useless) questionnaire. I’m sure I’ll be doing the weekday thing even though my friend has been coming from Connecticut to all the games. I guess he’s out.

    It’s rather amusing how in the “My Yankees Account” it says I have no invoices yet in my “personal preferences” I’m given the option to decline my assignment.

    Oh, how the Yankees conduct business. The whole thing is embarrassing.

    If Geroge were well, someone would be fired over those spelling mistakes!

  112. MFM February 19th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I just called the Yankees relocation office and was told that the relocated seats have only been offered to those with plans from prior to 2005. Therefore, if anyone hasn’t received an invoice and is a season ticket licensee from after 2005 that is why. (Unless they are just lying which there have been claims here that that has been their practice.)

    I was also told the payment due date would be pushed back for those licensees accordingly.

  113. michael February 19th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    “sic” indicates its not pete’s error. which is odd that they’d just whip that press release up and send it out with less than zero proofreading. dang i have a ba in journalism – hire me!

  114. jay destro February 19th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Sean D

    i know, but my guess is you don’t “get it”

  115. STNY February 19th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Have had the saturday package in the loge section on the 1st base side since ’98. Still got the saturday package but got moved to the very last row of the upper deck.

  116. Jones February 19th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    only if you learn how to spell “definitely,” pete

  117. Paul V February 19th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Well, one more Friday package just entered the pool. I got my mail from them today, after I put up my post a few hours ago.

    I used to have Tierbox MVP604 tickets, up in the tierboxes, but right behind the plate. They now gave me something almost at the end of the stadium in right field, WAY past the foul pole.

    Screw seniority. I called them up and they told me – in a courteous way – that I could re-enter the pool or take a hike. I hope somebody enjoys the seats I declined. I plan to just stubhub it on a per-game basis, go to fewer games and pay for better seats.

    I know it’s a business, but I’m so over these guys. I’ll root for the team, but not at the stadium.

  118. JJNJ February 19th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Another former Saturday planner that got moved to 12 Game #1. The only consolation is it includes the first Yankees-Sox game in the new Stadium.

    It sucks, I’m mad they kept us in limbo for so long and made us fill out that relocation survey for nothing. They should have never allowed so many full season upgrades, because you know the majority of those are probably full-time ticket brokers or people who are selling 75% of their package anyway.

    Oh wait I CAN still get a Saturday plan! $650 last year to $10K this year…

  119. The Cro February 19th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I know it’s a business, but I’m so over these guys. I’ll root for the team, but not at the stadium.

    Well said, Paul V., well said.

  120. The Cro February 19th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I know it’s a business, but I’m so over these guys. I’ll root for the team, but not at the stadium.

    Well said, Paul V., well said.

  121. aado February 19th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Alex Rodriguez’s cousin wrote that letter.

  122. Jack February 19th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I just checked mine. I have two options, decline and decline, and I didn’t receive an invoice so I don’t know what it is they want me to decline. Either someone really screwed up or they got hacked.

  123. Chris in CT February 19th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I had an E license last year (8 games) and this year are hoping I get offered the new E (11 games). I just checked my Yankees account and there are no invoices. At this point, I don’t care where I sit. Last year I was in Section 39, but I am resigned to the fact that I will most likely not be a bleacher creature this year.

  124. Rhonda February 19th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    AL-

    Great post!

    To all: I had a feeling something like this was going to happen.. I think I’m going to take my $$ and go root for the Yankees in other cites! At least I’ll be welcome there!

  125. Chris in CT February 19th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Jack, I have the accept and decline, but it says you need to accept or decline if you got that offer. If you haven’t received an invoice in your “my yankees account” then there is nothing to accept or decline. That is what I understand anyway.

  126. Mash February 19th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I had tickets behind home plate with the B plan last year and now I was moved to the 20 game plan out behind left field foul pole… at least I would have crappy seats for only 20 games and not 41. Most of the seats between the bases were like bought by scalpers. I guess with the money I saved I would just watch the games in HD at home (trying to be optimistic).

  127. eric in queens February 19th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Jack-
    My account says the same thing. Decline and Decline. Pretty funny. This whole thing is a joke.

  128. Skinnyhead February 19th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I tore up my invoice for the 1995 season because it came before my refund for the cancelled 1994 season did. Boy was I pissed. I had been a Sunday Plan holder for 6 years at that point. I went back in 1998 because I had a sense that they were a lock for the WS. Having been to the Stadium for many years of losing baseball (no real complaints, I had a great time) I wanted to experience one last World Series at Yankee Stadium. Back then a Sunday Plan actually got you tickets to each round of the post season. Amazing huh? I still have all me unused tickets for the 1994 season. Upper boxes behind home plate, box 602. $12.00 per game.

    What I am reading here about what the Yankees did to fans like me is very sad. I gave up my tickets after that ’98 season because I was buying a house and starting a family. Somehow couldn’t justify the cost of going to x number of Yankee games with a mortgage and mouths to feed.

    If the economy continues to tank, it’ll be interesting to see who can justify the ridiculous prices they have now. Also, that corporate expense account is about to start shrinking too.

  129. eric in queens February 19th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    It’s hard to wish harm on the Yankees, but I can’t help but hope this comes back to get them. Scores of vacant, $350 seats won’t look very impressive in a new stadium bound to get lots of national television coverage.

  130. Jack Knight February 19th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I can’t wait for the yankees to realize that all their precious luxury boxes are going to be empty for the next 3 years (at least), and that they aren’t going to be selling out day games against the twins anymore. I might denounce religion altogether if there isn’t some karma redemption involved.

    I called the ticket office about not having an invoice yet, and he told me to just keep checking if they put something in.

    “Well, I only have 8 days to accept and I haven’t been given anything yet. Am I even going to be offered anything?”

    “I have no idea.”

    If the Relocation Office–the office dedicated to relocating fans and only to relocating fans–doesn’t know if I am going to be relocated, who might? Ridiculous.

  131. Drive 4-5 February 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Al Czervick
    February 19th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Al, I agree with every word of your post. And it would be great if any writer would take the time to write this story. It needs to be told how the Yankees deceived and alienated a large segment of their fanbase. I’ve been a Yankee fan for almost 50 years. I can’t remember ever feeling so disgusted with them. It will be a pleasure to see all those empty luxury boxes. I’d still like to know how anyone who doesnt come to LoHud even knew their seats assignments were sitting in their Yankee’s account?

    To think they didnt even have the courtesy to send a letter or e-mail shows what a bunch of rank amateurs ran the Relocation process.Not to mention entire disregard for the fans who have supported them with thousands of dollars each year. I know how I’m going to respond. It will be a long while before I ever set foot in the House That Greed Built.

  132. Christopher February 19th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Really, dude? YOU’re going to start slagging people for typos and misspellings?

    Really?

  133. John Isom February 19th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    [sic] and tired!

    Since we are dissing the NYY for an embarrassing letter, here’s a few more:

    – Sic usually takes brackets — [sic] — not parentheses.

    – There is also a comma at the end of the NYY’s first paragraph that needs to be a period.

    – Make the upper-case L in “ticket Licensees” lower case.

    – The S in seats — “exceed the available seats locations” — needs to be removed.

    – “I would suggest to call” should read “I would suggest that you call” or “I would suggest calling”. Better: The New York Yankees suggest that you call…” because NYY Ticket Operations is not a single person, I.

    – Oh, and by the way: 5,000 FEWER seats, not 5,000 less seats. Less money, fewer dollars: countables and non-countables.

    Sorry to be so nerdy, but it’s what I love!

    The Yankees should be embarrassed by such a letter.

  134. Jack February 19th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Chris-

    Thanks for the info. I am so ticked off about this whole mess. I had a Saturday package about six rows back in right field. When they announced that it was now Saturdays+, my girlfriend and I weren’t sure if we could afford it(the plus meaning we also have to pay for 2 weekday games we can’t go to). I don’t know what they are doing, but I suspect something underhanded because there is no way they’re selling all these seats(example:100 dollars a game to sit directly in front of the bleachers, full season plan mandatory).

    My best guess is that they are trying soak longtime season ticket holders into buying more expensive, bigger packages. I just noticed that while there is overwhelming demand for all plans, they have added new 41 game plans and 20 game plans. I am guessing those are the reason I’m not going to be relocated.

  135. youngtimer February 19th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I’m in public relations. This memo simply underscores the unprofessionalism now rampant in the Yankees organization. The memo and the seating bait-n-switch are beyond embarrasing. 2009 is the year that I seriously, seriously question, after 33 years, my Yankees fanhood.

  136. Chris in CT February 19th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    The bottom line is that they are pricing the middle class, blue collar fan out of the ball park. The 10 or so games a year are enough for me considering I drive 130 miles one way to the stadium, pay $20 to park, another $20 to feed myself. I called the Relocation office yesterday as well. The guy I talked to couldn’t talk inventory with me regarding the status of my invoice, but was very eager to try to sell me the $350 seats for a minimum of 20 or 41 games.

    It’s sad that they are offering any ticket to the general public before taking care of previous season ticket holders.

  137. fuzzy February 20th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    E-mail or call J Traynor.

    718-293-6000
    jtraynor@yankees.com

  138. Jesse February 20th, 2009 at 12:50 am

    We got screwed! We had aisle seats in the Tier Reserved section right behind home plate, near the front of the section. We requested the same seats in the new stadium, which were $25 seats, for the 20 game package. What they offered us was back row of the farthest “field level” section out in left field, which are $85 dollar seats (somehow, since that’s basically the worst seat in the house). Basically, bleacher seats, but four times as expensive. What the hell??

  139. FLM February 20th, 2009 at 1:19 am

    does anyone know which seats are obstructed view in the new stadium. My seat assignment is section 230 row 23, seats 9-10 and I think I have a large steel beam btwn me and homeplate.

  140. Drive 4-5 February 20th, 2009 at 5:27 am

    fuzzy,

    Who is J Traynor and what will he do for us if we contact him?

  141. Tee February 20th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    The way the ticket license holders have been treated is deplorable. I personally have had tix in Tier Box MVP for almost 5 years, Row C,just to the right of the plate, perfect. Now? I havent even received and invoice yet and may not. Friends of mine? Squeezed out to the last section in the outfield, last row….for what? The almighty Yankees dollar? Popped over to the Mets site and found that their fans have been treated like gold…what is WRONG with this picture? Yankees or not, loyalty is loyalty. They have none. If not for my kid, who worships them, I’d give up on tix all together. Loyalty. Not even a consideration.

  142. Tee February 20th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Oh, and fyi, all those people who the Yanks were so surprised wanted full season tix..they are selling those tix on Stubhub to cash in on the 1st season in the new stadium, 2 years from now? They’ll be done with that and normal people will be able to get decent seats again. If I get a crappy offer or none? I may just opt to buy off stub hub a day b4 the game…its cheaper.

  143. Tarra February 21st, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I too, have had the 15 game Sunday Plan in the RF Bleachers since 2005. I was now given the 12 game weekday plan in the LF Bleachers. When I spoke to the Yankees ticket rep. he said that if I declined my seats and went into the pool process, there would be no chance that I would get my Sunday plan. They were all sold out. So I kept the weekday plan. I will only be able to go to a few games now. I am really looking for anyone who knows someone w/ a weekend plan that is willing to sell it.

  144. Tee February 21st, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Tarra, try stubhub, some people sell their whole plan, even partials. Good luck

  145. Tarra February 21st, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks, Tee…been there though, only see full season plans. Keep me posted if you hear of anything else and Good Luck w/ your situation!

  146. Tom February 21st, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Unfortunately, economic times have cause a 33 year ticket holder Account # 237262, not to be able to afford the section 124 Row 24 seats 1 and 2 that I was assigned (about $28000 dollars) I am looking for two seats for the Friday 15 game plan, Main level section 209-205 and my call today, said they have no remaining seats of 2 together for any Friday plan or any other plan. It is pretty said when I only was notified of these wonderful seats last week and called today (no work) to find out there is nothing left for a holder of tickets for 33 years. Maybe you can look again and find something. Last year I sat in Section 5 Box 13 seats 5 and 6 with an inaccurate seniority date of 10-21-83. I had those tickets since 4/1/ 1976. Please see if you can find any tickets for a lifetime Yankee fan who has been pushed home because of the current economic times. How about section 210 -212 for the 15 game Friday plan.

    ——————————————————————————–

  147. Tarra February 21st, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Tom, that’s a disgrace what they did to you!!! A ticket holder for 33 yrs. should have been given the seats that you wanted, not a plan costing $28,000. I haven’t heard of anyone that is satisfied w/ the relocation process except for maybe the full season ticket holders.

  148. Glenn February 23rd, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I had the “D” Plan I think, it was the Saturday only plan around 12 to 13 games. I had it for 6 years and thought I would get the new 15 game Saturday plan but they offered me the #1 12 game weekday plan. They are totally screwing partial plan ticket holders. Very upset.


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