"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Good, I’m glad


6403c1a2b192f6a8b98d87b4f4195fed-getty-85139335es028_cleveland_ind Two games have been played at Yankee Stadium, and there has already been much backlash and attention focused on the empty seats and overall attendance of the games.

The top photo comes from Bronx Banter’s Cliff Corcoran at yesterday’s game, and he said this picture was taken around the third inning.  The bottom photo is from Getty Images.  I’m not sure when it was taken.

From everything I’ve seen and heard, it seems the upper decks have been full and the lower deck attendance has been sparse.  The Yankees will be forced to do something if this continues to be an issue.  I hope it continues to be an issue.

I love it.

First photo: Clifford J. Corcoran, 2009
Second photo: (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Bryan said...


Jessica said...

I actually spoke about this with my friends today -how the Mets (because I didn't know if the same was true for the Yankees) with Shea it was always the corporations that had the field level season tickets and all the "real fans" got the "more affordable" tickets for mezzanine and upper deck levels so it was always full and the season tix areas were always empty. I'm afraid with the higher ticket prices, it looks like it's going to be the same for both new stadiums...

Subway Squawkers said...

I'm hoping for the same thing as you, Andrew. The Yankee front office really overreached with their greed.

Andrew Fletcher said...

Jessica, it was like that in the old Stadium too, but the prices weren't as outrageous as they are now.

No seats should ever cost $2,600. Not for a building that has 81 games a year. It's absolutely ridiculous.

She-Fan said...


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