19 February 2010
UPDATE: As of March 7, the Yankees STILL have not set the date for their ticket sales. This just proves that it is pointless to speculate about when Yankees tickets will go on sale. Until a press release is made public, the date can and will be shifted. The Yankee ticket office is notoriously slow and the season ticket upgrade process is not yet complete. We're done speculating about this - we'll report back when the Yankees make something official.
Just a few hours after writing that the ticket office isn't anywhere close to putting tickets on sale to the general public, rumors are flying that the Yankees have set the on-sale date for 2010 Yankees tickets. Here are the supposed dates:
Monday March 1 - Season ticket holders (full & partial presale)
Wednesday March 3 - Online registration lottery winners presale
Friday March 5 - General public on sale
Our source confirms that this information is exactly as it appears on the master list of MLB ticket onsale dates and even upon first glance, it passes the authenticity test. The days of the week and spacing make sense and all payments from season ticketholders will have been received. Now, we just have to wait for the official announcement. Tickets didn't go on sale until closer to the end of March last year, so the Yankees seem to be getting back on schedule. Keep in mind, this information is subject to change, and the Yankees have been known to switch onsale dates at the last second for various reasons.
In other news, the upgrade process is moving right along and the ticket office is still reaching out to fans with late 1990's seniority. Those who have been contacted are saying that the bleachers are completely sold out, so if you're looking to relocate there, you'll be out of luck. People have had success switching to 41 game plans in the Grandstand (guaranteed playoff rights!), so there is still that option. We'll be sure to provide updates whenever the news is compelling enough and you can check the status of upgrades at this link on Yankees.com.
What do you guys think? Do these dates look legit? If you have season tickets, are you considering switching to a 41 game plan in the bleachers? Let us know in the comments.