Update 2: I got one game mixed up because now you can just select the pricepoint $5 for the obstructed view bleachers when before you could not. I’ve adjusted the table and hopefully that’s it. I did notice that for some games the Yankees have discounted the Grandstand tickets by a few bucks ($26/$19 instead of $29/$22), I’ll see if I can find them all.
Update: I found a few more games and added them. 12 Game #1 is once again strapped with more of the games than the other plans but I think my conclusion is still fair.
Last year, the Yankees had 10 $5 ticket nights. In case you’re not familiar with these nights, they’re low draw games (well, for the Yankees anyway) and they price the Grandstand/Bleachers/Terrace at $5 a seat. They come to about $10 a piece after Ticketmaster fees which is still a good discount. I believe these days it’s just the outfield terrace that is discounted but in the past it was the whole Tier Box area. In any case, in 2009 12 Game Plan #1 holders were annoyed to find out that 10 of the games they had tickets for were $5 nights.
Because I enjoy follow-ups let’s see how things turned out this year:
|Date||Opponent||In A Partial Plan?|
|April 14th||Anaheim||Yes, Fri+|
|April 15th||Anaheim||Yes, 12 Game #1|
|May 5th||Baltimore||Yes, 12 Game #2|
|May 20th||Tampa||Yes, 11 Game|
|June 30th||Seattle||Yes, 12 Game #1|
|July 22nd||Kansas City||Yes, 12 Game #1|
|August 3rd||Toronto||Yes, 11 Game|
|August 18th||Detroit||Yes, 12 Game #2|
|September 7th||Baltimore||Yes, 11 Game|
|September 23rd||Tampa Bay||Yes, 12 Game #2|
There might be a few more $5 games floating around that I don’t know about, but it seems that this year they spread out the dates so that it would hit more plans instead of lumping them all together. While still frustrating it’s a bit more fair, and the money difference isn’t as ridiculous in these plans when you consider that this year every midweek plan includes not only a Red Sox game but a Phillies game.
The 11 game plan used to be the old E plan before relocation and was always discounted a lot, I wouldn’t be shocked if they changed it to be that way again over the next few years.