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Yankees resort to Legends seat upgrades

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 07, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Check out this note from a reader who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of reprisal from the Yankees:

My family has 4 seats in the most expensive seats that are separate from the moat (the ones that cost $325), and they are great seats. Our 4 seats became 6 last week when the Yankees made the changes to their ticket policies and gave us 2 complimentary seats 4 rows back from our usual seats for the rest of the year.

On the way to the game Monday vs. the Sox we got a call from the Yankees. They were moving us to the Legends seats, and not just any Legend seats. These seats were 5 rows back, directly behind home plate … ones that either go for $850 or $2,500, I’m not sure. And they put all 6 of us that were going together in one row.

When we picked up the seats at the stadium there were tons of other envelopes of people who got upgraded for free. This is how desperate they are … even when Boston is in town they have to give out complimentary upgrades to get butts in those seats.

They need to just admit they made a mistake and do something (else) about it!

Good for the Yankees for moving fans closer. If they have those seats available, they might as well put somebody in them. Meanwhile, are they upgrading somebody else into those now-vacant $325 seats?

These cannot be good times for the people who work in ticket operations for the team. It’s quite a mess.




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