So, on Monday the Rangers announced the pricing for the two outdoor games at Yankee Stadium against the Devils on Jan. 26, 2014, at 12:30 p.m., and the Islanders on Jan. 29, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. and let's just say unless you're willing to sell one of your kidney's on the black market you're probably not going...
...these two games at Yankee Stadium are going to be amazing spectacles but man, $229 to sit in the last row. Yikes! I don't even want to know the price of food and beer. At least you'll be able to get nice and sauced before the game while tailgating in the parkin...oh wait.
...while this would never happen because there's always going to be people willing to pay these prices, but I'd love to see fans revolt against excessive ticket prices one of these years by refusing to purchase tickets to any of these Stadium Series games, while having the season ticket holders who were forced into purchasing these tickets stay home. Again, never going to happen, but would be awesome to see.
...similar to the Winter Classic in Philadelphia, I will thoroughly enjoy these contests from the friendly confines of my couch.
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Gotta chuckle, droveout to The Big House and was part of 113,000+ that saw a Haglin hat-trick as Michigan beat Michigan State. Ticket cost? $15 bucks!
I keep seeing people talk about the seats that don't have good views and such. I would probably pay the cheapest I could to get in. If my view sucked, I'm sure the view is alright in some spots up by the concessions. I can walk around a bit, and watch a bunch of it from there. The experience would be worth it to me.
I still don't understand why this is in Yankee Stadium and not Metlife. i think that the sight lines would be better for the majority and it seats 82,000! This baseball stadium trend is short sighted. No pun intended.
While I can't afford it, I will do my best to go anyway at great sacrifice. I'll go hungry for a month. I'm a sucker for these types of events.
So much wasted space. Seriously don't get why there are no basic aluminum bleachers around the ice surface.
Winter Classic tix were way more expensive. I went and had poor sight lines but the experience was great. My advice, shell out the cash for the best sight lines. It may seem like a waste (and maybe it is) but if you're going to go, pay the extra cash or it will be money wasted.
Can't wait to see what these seats go for on StubHub, Craigslist, etc. Not! (in my best Borat voice)
$79 a seat to watch the dead grass and the game on the Jumbotron. Don't think so.
Lol...another absolute joke which underlines our seemingly limitless stupidity as consumers. A hockey game in a stadium? Absurd sight lines? Seats miles away from the ice?? People paying a premium just so they can say they were there?? (God knows they would not pay that price for the same game with better seats in an arena)
We are just so damned pathetic - paying willfully through the nose for anything that some marketing clown creates and tells us is something we should want.
WAIT!...we're going to play a baseball game between the Yankees and the Braves on the open fields of Gettysburg!!! It will be the "Civil War" game!! Seats??? No, there won't be stands! The fans can just surround the field for miles? Can't see??? It doesn't matter...you'll be there!!! ...for only 500.00 per! For an extra 350.00 you can see them play a tennis match on....wait for it....THE INTREPID!!!! ooooOOOOOooooo Take my money!!!!
(Haha....Bloody snake-oil salesman on a soap box. Take Kevin's advice and tell them all to pound sand)
These prices aren't set by the team. The games are an NHL event and the league sets the prices. They are on par with most other 'special events' in the major sports. They planned these games specifically as part of Superbowl week. There are going to be more than enough people around to pay that and more.
It's sad. I mean why not put make-shift bleachers in the outfield?? Like, $119 to sit 200 feet from the ice? C'mon man. But, I know that Stan's Sports Bar is open for events like this. Gonna get so shitty there fer sher. U.O.E.N.O.
I wouldn't get too stressed about it, @KevinDeLury , you aren't getting tickets at face value anyways. They are all going to be taken by season ticket holders of each of the teams involved (and Yankees holders who will be given the option to buy as well.) Take whatever prices you see on the chart there and double (or triple) them, and you've got what you are paying for your seat. Alternately, I am guessing that an Isles blogger might float you a seat for free in exchange for sexual favors and the right to brag on the internet about them.
I would love to see that as well but agree it will never happen. The reason those seats are so expensive is because for this type of event, those are actually some of the best seats in the house (although I'm sure you knew that). The worst part of that price is season ticket holders have to pay it twice as we are forced to buy both games. That said, in doing some research, we found out that Devils fans are paying the same prices we are (just only for one game). Not sure on Isles fans.
Insanity! Freezing weather and if your up top how can you enjoy it. The prices are always going to be paid because its such an event. Not me, I'll be home on the recliner cheering another Ranger victory this year.
Or just don't submit to their ridiculous prices. 200 bucks and hours of travel aggrevation to freeze my ass off?
Totally went from "gung-ho, don't care what it costs I just want to be there" to "who wants to freeze in January when I can save $350 and watch on TV" in about 3 seconds
if I knew that getting the 79 dollar seat was going to be no hassle, I'd go. but it's probably a huge pain to even get considered to buy these tickets. no thanks. I'll spend my money on pretty good scotch and a lobster tail and watch on my couch.
Kevin, I'm pretty sure that the last row is the 79$ ticket. But who puts two similar shades of blue on a color coded seat chart? Any way you slice it the price of tickets are too damn high!
@NH_NYR_88 Having a game in MetLife doesn't have the same ring as having it in Yankee Stadium. Sure, revenue lost in less seating, but much more made up in advertising dollars by the marketing of the house that Ruth built
@Jimmy Trifonoff You can thank Dolan for that.....there is no way that he would be willing to give up 2 home games at the garden for this so now he gets the best of both worlds: Keeps 2 home games at the garden n all of the profits and gets a cut of the outdoor games at Yankee stadium. Greedy Prick!
@jmacwillijmacwilli, people will come jmacwilli They'll come to New York for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll go to the Bronx not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at Yankee Stadium as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won't mind if you look around, you'll say. It's only $020 per person. They'll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they'll walk out to the stands; sit in hockey sweaters on a perfect afternoon. They'll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they'll watch the game and it'll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they'll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come jmacwilli. The one constant through all the years, jmacwilli, has been hockey. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But hockeyhas marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, jmacwilli. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come jmacwilli. People will most definitely come. :-)
@jmacwilli "Civil War" game. Awesome.
@Ridgewoodian I dont think the Yankees would be too happy about dominating their outfield grass with bleachers and people stomping around out there
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG You won't be able to see a thing at the $79 seats as they are either at or below ice level - hence the reason they are so "cheap" (if you consider that cheap).
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG Oban's 14 year is a damn good decently priced bottle
@hankthetank30 $79 ticket is closest to the field because there's almost no vantage point of the rink
@shoot_the_goalie @NH_NYR_88 I don't know about that, they would still manage to make plenty in advertising dollars. I would possibly accept it better if this were actually 'The House that Ruth Built", but it's just not. In my opinion a baseball stadium is simply not suitable for pro hockey. There are plenty of seats and a rink physically fits in the middle. That's all they want I guess. It disregards the shape of the venue and the overall fan experience. Typical NHL.
I can go on all day why I think it's a dumb idea to play hockey on a baseball field, but I've already admitted that I'd shell out good money to go. Whatever.
@hankthetank30 @Ridgewoodian Man, I saw Slayer play on that field. F'n Slayer. Some others were there too(Metallica) but mostly SLAYER! I also saw them build a wall across the whole outfield for the Roger Waters show. These were In the middle of summer no less! They can work out pretty much anything.
@hankthetank30 I hear ur point, but pretty sure they had a boxing ring and "floor" seating in Right Field a year or so ago. I think Stank Heinbrenner can afford to reseed his grass with good ol' Scott's. ;)
@justinshea I know, but what I'm going after is how they've been set on doing this at Yankee Stadium for years.
@GLENsatherVSglennDANZIG oh man youre in for a treat, definitely one of my favorites.