“ No matter how the Yankees spin this – team president Randy Levine had the hubris to blame StubHub – the swiss-cheese crowd is a stunning indictment on their failures to transition the atmosphere of the old stadium to the new one. The cratering secondary ticket market bears out the criticism that face-value ticket prices are excessively high – that the Yankees priced out the average fan in search of corporate blood money.”
Blaming StubHub is obscene, as it’s consistently been the only place to get tickets under $45, thanks to expensive, unused corporate season tickets. Both New York stadiums are way too expensive, and they stand to sell their fan base out from under them.
Introducing your kids to baseball has become a prohibitively expensive habit. This will bite them within a generation. The effects might already be manifesting.