As the 2013 season comes upon us, how will you secure your seat?

The New York Yankees are known as one of the most expensive teams in baseball. They have the money to put players on the field. They have money in order to create a brand new stadium experience for the fans. And last but not least, the Yankees have the money to have their own television Network (YES Network). The Yankees seemed to have it all…until the end of last season when the fans were scarce in Yankee Stadium. It could have been the Yankees poor play which earned them an early postseason exit, being swept by the Detroit Tigers int he ALCS. This year, the fans at Yankee Stadium could be scarce due to ticket prices.

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During the offseason, StubHub renewed their ticket plan with Major League Baseball, allowing the fans to buy and sell authentic tickets for fans that can’t quite afford the full prices of games. However, the Yankees opted out of the contract, going to Ticketmaster instead, causing an uproar among fans. The Yankees had their own uproar last season when they discussed how the tickets for the games were being sold lower than the Yankees base price, in which in their eyes they were losing money. But when you think about this logically, if there are less fans in the stadium, then how will the Yankees make money inside the stadium? Who will buy their overpriced hot dogs and their overpriced merchandise from the Yankees Clubhouse Shop?

Ever since StubHub had their contract with Major League Baseball, it seemed to have been the favorite way to purchase tickets. And even though the Yankees opted out the StubHub contract, Ticketmaster won’t be the only way to get tickets according to fans. Last week, I asked around on Twitter if fans would continue to use StubHub (even though the tickets won’t be guaranteed authorized by the Yankees) and the response wasn’t shocking at all.

@mikeyoh21 Might be the only way to get in to see the game without winning the Lotton. Sad.

@ThatKidErick I got the best deals for quality seats from StubHub. I’m going to continue to use it as long as I find Yankee tickets on it. It’s really hard to get more fan friendly than StubHub when it comes to Yankees tickets.

@hawaiianjlo Yes I would. It has good deals on last minute games and/or concerts.

@rfig_25 I use StubHub to see the Yankees in Anaheim and probably will when they play in San Diego too. It’s the only way to get tickets because they sell out so fast.

I personally am a huge fan of using StubHub and used both StubHub and Ticketmaster last season to buy tickets for Yankees games. I found StubHub was more price friendly since Ticketmaster insists on charging a processing fee with your ticket purchase which takes more out of my wallet. To answer the question to my own article, how will I secure my seat this season? With the greediness of Ticketmaster and the uncertainty of StubHub tickets, I don’t know how I’ll secure my seat this season. How will you?

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About Delia E.

Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on January 20, 2013, in Personal Opinion and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. Would anyone have wanted to sign Delmon Young for $750,000? Young is a supreme asshole, is fat, a horrible fielder and refuses to take walks….BUT….he ripped us up in the ALCS with Detroit and can hit LHP.

    As a DH and part-time OF vs LHP he wouldn’t have been bad. He hit .308/.333/.500/.833 vs LHP last season.

  2. At that price can’t go wrong.

    • It’s incredible that he went that cheap isn’t it? Resigning Ichiro, especially at that price, will prove to be one of the most incredibly stupid things ever done by this team.
      I realize they think he has some sort of marketing appeal with the Asian market, but they could have gotten more of the same for so much less without the 2nd year on the deal.
      Worst offseason I can remember for the Yankees in over 20 years, truly tragic.

  3. FRESH FACES…that’s a good sign. The weekend, thru mid-Tuesday crew, can get some rest.
    They set the bar high, see what you can do.

  4. Michael P………OH NO! …those dumb asses signed Ichiro!
    Ichiro, was the Yankees best outfielder, the second half. Other teams offered him more money…
    stupid also? Name the all-star caliber player the Yankees could have gotten for less.
    Have faith, my brother man.

  5. LET’S NOT leave out……. Delmon Young. We live in a confusing time.

    We all know what Young said, and did last year…on his binge. And he gets an incentive loaded contract?
    Not fair. Those words/actions from the likes of a Joba, or Gardner? Same result?
    No. Run out of town, on hate crime charges.

  6. LET’S NOT leave out…..Delmon Young. We do live in confusing times.
    We all know what Young said, and did, on his binge last season. And, now he gets an incentive
    loaded contract?
    Imagine those words/actions coming from the likes of a Joba, or a Gardner? Same results?
    No way. Run out of town, followed by Hate Crime Charges.

  7. TWO POSTS..same stuff!!!
    I lost the first one, and tried again. Sorry.

  8. Good morning…Urban Bloggers.
    Outside of a few guys, were is everyone? Very strange.
    Morning Yanka-Fan & Michael P. ( oh no!..the glass is half empty! )

  9. Back up bushmaster, I have been here sense around 0430 +/- about 10 hours! Most of the time, I don’t post that early in the AM…most of you guys are sleeping. :)

  10. Bushmaster? What is that? I didn’t learn that in Horticulture 101.
    Nice photo….Mrs. Reed? I hope…… Oldyankee-7′ boss. Lucky guy.
    Sorry for no …”good morning, Kenny”…you were ghosting.

  11. I Lifted This One From River Ave Blues:

    Yankees have no interest in George Kottaras
    ” Via Chad Jennings: The Yankees have no interest in catcher George Kottaras, who was designated for assignment by the Athletics last week. The 29-year-old walk machine will earn just $1M next season, and it’s not even a guaranteed contract since he’s still in his arbitration years. I guess bringing Kottaras — a left-handed hitter — to camp to compete with Chris Stewart & Co. just made too much sense to actually happen.”

  12. A nasty little snake and very aggressive and deadly! A lot like twasp! lol :)

    Yes, that is the boss, all 89 lbs. of mean, tough and cantankerous Vietnamese woman.

  13. Ken Reed…..not such a ‘little’ snake. Brought it up on Goggle.
    Reminded me of another guy we know.
    Cantankerous? I don’t think so.

  14. Well, it got you to look it up didn’t it?

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