WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Fan Freedom Project (FFP) today warned New York Yankee fans about the team’s pending deal with Ticketmaster to eliminate below face value tickets. With attendance down 3.6% in 2012, and Yankee tickets regularly available for well below face value on the secondary market, rumors have surfaced that the Yankees will partner with Ticketmaster as its official ticket resale partner and will set minimum prices for tickets resold through Ticketmaster.
What the fuck is this nonsense?!?! When I want to go to a game…..I go on StubHub and buy the cheap seats…..almost every time for less than face value. MLB has made StubHub their official ticket resale location. The New York fuckin Yankees can’t just leave it alone. They are opting out of the deal that MLB made with Stubhub so that they can set a ticket price floor with the ticket resale site of their choosing. What does this mean?? It means that the NY Yankees will NEVER allow their tickets to be sold for less than face value….no matter what.
Even though attendance was down about 4% last year, with tickets being sold at under face value…..they STILL want to go forward with this bullshit. In all seriousness…the amount of money that is raked in by that organization every season is mind boggling. I will go to a game and spend $200-$300 not including my ticket cost. That is just me. The big shots in the corporate boxes spend 20 times that. A hot dog is $8. A beer is $10…..and that is just the domestic shit. It is like $12-$15 for the good stuff. This is just the basics…..you can also get a steak sandwich, liquor drinks, popcorn, cracker jacks, souvenirs, etc. The revenue of the Yankees is something in the range of $500,000,000. That is FIVE HUNDRED MILLION FUCKING DOLLARS……and they want to make sure that the tickets don’t get sold for less than face value?!?! They must be confused as to where they make their money. The cheaper the resale value…the more likely someone will buy it….and then the more likely they are to spend money in the stadium….it is so simple…..why would they fuck with it??
The ticket sales are a fraction of their income…..they make their real money once the people are inside. The Yankees aren’t even trying to get a piece of the resale money either. They just want to make sure that Tom, Dick, and Harry don’t go selling their tickets for less than they paid for it. What if these guys just can’t go to the game that they already bought tickets for, and want to guarantee they get some of their cash back? Nope…no sir. Sorry loyal fans….you can’t do that…..not if you’re a Yankees fan. You can’t sell your ticket for less than the face value prices….that, by the way….we jacked up by almost double a few years back. Fuck you for being a loyal fan and spending thousand’s of dollars at our stadium every year. Fuck you very much.
I don’t even see the motive here. This is the stupidest move the Yankees have ever made…..
….oh wait….they signed Kevin Youkilis. FUUUUUUUUCKKKKK!!!!!