Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Economy 1, Yanks 0

Score another one for the Economy.

"There's no getting away from the fact that the world is different than it was, so traffic slows," chief operating officer Lonn Trost said Tuesday. "So you don't have 10 people banging on the door. You may only have two people."
It appears that the best/priciest luxury boxes have indeed sold, though seven suites priced in the neighborhood of $600K remain unsold. This number of unsold suites has not changed since August.

[Trost] said in August that 3,500 of the 4,300 premium seats had been sold, including the $500-$2,500 per-game tickets near home plate in the first nine rows of 25 sections ringing home plate.
"We can see that the economy is affecting the traffic that is coming around,"
he said. "Listen, nobody can avoid it. We recognize it. You wake up in the morning and you see it. So we're trying to work with our fan base and understand what their needs are."

And for those of you waiting to buy a piece of the "old" Yankee Stadium, don't hold your breath. There are attorneys involved, namely high priced buggers from the Yanks side, it will take some time.
The ballpark's owner, New York City, still hasn't reached an agreement with the team on selling off memorabilia from the stadium.

"We're negotiating,"
Trost said. "They have views and we have views. And they have attorneys and we have attorneys. We'll get it done."

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