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Some bleacher seats now $5 in Stadium

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 26, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

There are roughly 600 obstructed view bleacher seats at the new Stadium thanks to the genius move of plunking a restaurant right in the middle of the seats.

These seats, once $12, are now $5. The other bit of good news is that there will be screens on the side of the restaurant, so you’ll be able to follow the ball that way once you lose sight of it.

Meanwhile, the bleacher seats will be alcohol free. But you’ll be able to enjoy a frosty beer elsewhere. You just can’t bring it back to your seat. I’m also told that the bleachers will not be closed off from the rest of the park.

So for $5 bucks, you can more or less see, have a beer and walk around. Can’t beat that.

The Yankees have not announced when single-game seats will go on sale. But considering that Opening Day is April 16, it’s got to be sometime soon.

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Meanwhile this bad news for the team via AP:

The Yankees and Bank of America have ended months of negotiations on a sponsorship agreement. The decision is a result of the financial industry’s struggles and decision to accept aid from the federal government.

While the sides never discussed naming rights to the team’s new $1.5 billion stadium, they had talked about the possibility of a 20-year deal that would have included signage, special events and tickets.

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