15 March 2010
Update: Its official. 2010 Yankees tickets will go on sale Friday, March 19 at noon.
Well, that was the most boring title of a blog post ever. Anyway, the facts are the facts, and Joe Six-Pack the general public will have their opportunity to purchase 2010 Yankees tickets on Friday, March 19 at 12 PM (the time is not yet confirmed, but we assume that Ticketmaster will stay consistent with the other presales). This information is FINALLY the real deal, and it comes via Leonora (something of a female Stadium Insider). She's the author of the highly underrated "The Girl That Loves Andy Pettitte" blog and a Staten Island Yankees season ticketholder. This afternoon, the following email from the baby bombers landed in her inbox:
Well, now they’ve gone and done it. The New York Yankees just had to bring home their 27th World Championship. You know what that means? We’re going to have to wait in really, really long lines for tickets this year. Except for you, of course. YOU GET TO CUT IN LINE In recognition of your continued participation and support, you get an exclusive opportunity that not too many get: first dibs at New York Yankees tickets — before the general public.
Yup! That is not a typo. As a Staten Island Yankees season ticket holder, you get the exclusive opportunity to purchase New York Yankees tickets on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. — before they go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 19, 2010.Prior to purchasing tickets during any scheduled Pre-On-Sale, you will be required to enter a password. The password will be limited to use on your designated Pre-On-Sale date, as set forth above, ONLY. Please make certain that you enter the password exactly as it appears on the screen because the password is case sensitive.
For the second year in a row, the Staten Island Yankees have scooped the real Yankees regarding the general public onsale date. Something is wrong with this picture.
Speaking of the general public sale - spoiler alert - tickets for the "premium games" are going to be hard to come by. We're basing this on today's season ticketholder presale which wasn't very fruitful for most (unless you had multiple browsers and an extremely fast internet connection). Blocks of four affordable tickets were nearly impossible to come by against premiere opponents.
Pro-tip: from what we heard, tickets were available in some of the more expensive (and unique) locations such as the Audi Yankees Club and the Batter's Eye Seats. There isn't much inventory in those locations to begin with, but not many people think to check there. Tickets in both spots will run you over $125 per seat.
For reference purposes, here are the OFFICIAL 2010 Yankees ticket sale dates:
- Monday March 15 - Season ticket holders (all plans) presale
- Wednesday March 17 - Minor league season ticketholders presale
- Friday March 19 - General public on sale
Pretty much the same as last year's dates, and as usual, the Yankees are the last team in MLB to put their tickets on sale.