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Yankees announce official online ticket exchange

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 11, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s the announcement from the Yankees…

The New York Yankees announced today that it is partnering with Ticketmaster to create “Yankees Ticket Exchange,” the only official online resale marketplace for Yankees fans to purchase and resell tickets to Yankees games. “Yankees Ticket Exchange” can be accessed online through “My Yankees Account” for Season Ticket Licensees, and will utilize the resale platform powered by Ticketmaster’s integrated barcode transfer technology, which validates all tickets purchased to assure authenticity, and then reissues the tickets with new barcodes when the tickets are resold.

“The Yankees Ticket Exchange will be a safe, convenient, reliable and expedient way to purchase and sell guaranteed authentic Yankees tickets,” said Hal Steinbrenner, the Yankees Managing General Partner. “It is unfortunate that unscrupulous resellers utilize deceptive practices and tactics and employ unofficial websites, all of which give rise to counterfeit tickets. Fans must be careful when purchasing from unauthorized websites as the tickets they are purchasing from the unauthorized resale websites could be counterfeit, stolen or otherwise void and as such will not permit the purchaser to be admitted into Yankee Stadium. We encourage fans to post and purchase tickets only through “Yankees Ticket Exchange,” the only authorized resale website for the Yankees and yankees.com,” said Steinbrenner.

So as to protect fans, “Yankees Ticket Exchange” is integrated with Ticketmaster’s exclusive barcode verification technology providing fans with the ultimate in security and convenience. Additionally, since “Yankees Ticket Exchange” is completely integrated with Ticketmaster, within minutes of purchasing tickets, most tickets will be instantly available for fans to print. Specifically, Season Ticket Licensees who manage their tickets through their “My Yankees Account” will be entitled to post their tickets by logging on to their “My Yankees Account.”

Tickets may be purchased and electronically delivered as late as three (3) hours before game time. As an added benefit, the sellers’ resale fee for those Ticket Licensees who manage and post their tickets through their “My Yankees Account” is limited to 5 percent of the purchase price of the resale transaction, as opposed to a resale fee of 15 percent of the purchase price, which is the current fee structure of other resale solutions. And, the “Yankees Ticket Exchange,” will feature exclusive re-issue and print-at-home technology, which will enable fans to conveniently download and print their tickets.

“Yankees Ticket Exchange” will be available for all Yankees regular season and Spring Training games to be played at Yankee Stadium and George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Fans seeking additional information should visit www.yankees.com/ticketexchange.

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76 Responses to “Yankees announce official online ticket exchange”

  1. austinmac February 11th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Cutting to the chase, l’m guessing cheap tickets are being squelched.

  2. Nick in SF February 11th, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    “Oppenheimer is my favorite baseball person in the organization.”

    We don’t know how he came down on the Montero trade, though, so he is subject to purge and liquidatio — unless he’s the one doing the purging and liquidating. It’s good to get out in front of that kind of stuff.

  3. CountryClub February 11th, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I was worried that they were going to implement a floor on the resale price. Since that isn’t the case, I have no problem with them doing this.

  4. Nick in SF February 11th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    It’s not a floor, per se, it’s more like a moat.

  5. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 11th, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Rich in NJ February 11th, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    “Might as well make sure he’s not Oppenheimer either. Can’t be too careful.”

    Oppenheimer is my favorite baseball person in the organization.

    *******

    How can this be when you are criticizing Oppenheimer for his picks and where he picks them:

    Rich in NJ January 15th, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    I don’t want the Yankees to do Culver/Bichette reaches with these pick. Get value.

    Rich in NJ January 15th, 2013 at 2:55 pm
    btw, I’m not saying that Culver or Bichette can’t develop. Only that it matters where you draft players.

  6. Stoneburner - The Return of Wax February 11th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Baseball America had the 17-year-old shortstop ranked 168th, leading many to question why the Yankees chose the Rochester product so high. Damon Oppenheimer, the Yankees’ VP of amateur scouting, said Culver was the highest-ranked position player left on their board when their pick came around, making the decision easy.

    “The main ranking that means something to me is what ranking our guys have,” Oppenheimer said. “I had basically over 100 years of scouting experience go in to see this kid. When guys like my cross-checkers who have been doing this for a long time, former major-league hitting coaches like Gary Denbo and former scouting directors like Bill Livesey come back with a thumbs up, that means a lot more to me than the public opinion of Baseball America or some of the other publications who just aren’t able to get to these guys and don’t have scouting staffs.”
    Oppenheimer considered waiting until Tuesday’s second day of the draft to take Culver with the 82nd pick, but after a rival scouting executive later informed him that he wouldn’t have lasted that long, he was happy he didn’t roll the dice.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z2KdanRqgV

  7. Rich in NJ February 11th, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    “We don’t know how he came down on the Montero trade, though, so he is subject to purge and liquidatio — unless he’s the one doing the purging and liquidating. It’s good to get out in front of that kind of stuff.”

    Yeah, but the myopic focus on that is yours, not mine.
    __

    How can this be when you are criticizing Oppenheimer for his picks and where he picks them:

    Rich in NJ January 15th, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    I don’t want the Yankees to do Culver/Bichette reaches with these pick. Get value.

    Rich in NJ January 15th, 2013 at 2:55 pm
    btw, I’m not saying that Culver or Bichette can’t develop. Only that it matters where you draft players.
    __

    Gotcha! Not…

    Try to think outside the box. Given ownership’s reluctance to spend on Chapman, Darvish, Cespedes, and others, doesn’t it stand to reason, even to you, that they might have wanted to spend less on some first round picks?

    When they were spending, Oppeinheimer found AJack, Joba, IPK and others.

    So try to be a little less concrete. I have confidence that if you try hard enough, you can do it.

  8. Nick in SF February 11th, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    “Yeah, but the myopic focus on that is yours, not mine.”

    Oh my goodness. For the record, I do not actually think that you’re the Reinhard Heydrich of the MLF. Perhaps this google-translated Ichiro quote will put things in perspective:

    Is also a reason for living as a human being because of a little thing called common sense of the world is changing, ? Ichiro

  9. Shame Spencer February 11th, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Now seems like a good time to bring up the most offensive face on television: Guy Fieri.

    Carry on.

  10. Rich in NJ February 11th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Nick

    That’s a little too cryptic.

    So I will just answer this on my own terms. I don’t want Oppenheimer to be the next GM, should an opening arise, I’m merely of the opinion he offers the most value-added of the current members of the decision-making team based on what is publicly available.

  11. Nick in SF February 11th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    So that you can educate yourself in that, please become an adult humble ? Ichiro

  12. Rich in NJ February 11th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    “Now seems like a good time to bring up the most offensive face on television: Guy Fieri.”

    How can one channel put on both that guy and Giada? It’s just too perceptually extreme.

  13. Rich in NJ February 11th, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Nick

    Perhaps the original Japanese makes more sense?

  14. Nick in SF February 11th, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I was able to achieve a total of 3,000 hits Japan and the United States this year. But there was also the failure of more than 6000 times. I think why it failed is important. There are always reasons ? Ichiro

  15. Tar February 11th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    “Now seems like a good time to bring up the most offensive face on television: Guy Fieri.”

    Did you by chance read that NY Times Food critic’s review of his restaurant? It was epic.

    Rich I agree about Giada :D

  16. Tar February 11th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Here is the link in case you missed it.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11......html?_r=0

  17. Tar February 11th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    BTW Chad great post on “the had truth of the long road”.

    Coincidentally Shelley gave my son a ball that both he and Duncan signed. We didn’t ask and he
    didn’t have to do it. Nice guy, and I still really appreciate it.

  18. Nick in SF February 11th, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    When I think I have difficulty finding what you what and without trying, was looking for myself you are in depths becomes desperate, then, and, I found How do I ? Ichiro I did not found only by changing the environment

  19. Rich in NJ February 11th, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    “Bleep … bleep bleep bleep … National League … bleep … bleep … bleeeeeeeeep … National – bleep bleep bleepbleepbleep!”

  20. Against All Odds February 11th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    eboland11 Well, that’s more than a bit surprising #Indians #Bourn
    7 seconds ago · reply · retweet · favorite

  21. blake February 11th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    @AndrewMarchand: Yanks were never in on Bourn … Or anyone else.

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  23. jskwrite February 12th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    This sucks. Note that the stubhub cutoff was 2 hours before first pitch and ticketmaster’s is 3 hours. Plus ticketmaster will put their own bloated leftover inventory into the mix for high-demand games. I don’t trust the secondary market and the primary market to be the same company because it basically means they have complete control of the prices. Stubhub’s service worked great and because they weren’t part of ticketmaster, it meant there was some integrity. What’s to stop ticketmaster from taking the high-demand games that drop the day before or day of and just putting them directly on exchange at whatever price they want? This is basically what they have done at Springsteen shows.

    If the Yankees have a bad year, that stadium will be more empty than ever. You’ll still be able to use stubhub but the electronic delivery stuff will be gone (and stubhub is still enforcing the price floor even for teams they have no official deal with).

    Taking it from someone working in the ticket industry, this is awful and it’s going to be a huge issue mid-season. No more “It’s a nice day and some tickets are available 2 hours before game, what the heck, $35 bucks for 200 level seats, I’m buying them”.

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