Yankees turn back prices to 1923

Updated: December 23, 2008, 2:40 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The price of a bleacher seat for the exhibition openers at the new Yankee Stadium will cost far less than a soda.

The New York Yankees said Tuesday that bleacher seats for the games against the Chicago Cubs on April 3 and 4 will sell for 25 cents and grandstand tickets will be $1.10. That matches the prices for the opener of the original Yankee Stadium against Boston on April 18, 1923.

Field level seats at the 52,325-seat ballpark will cost $45-$50, main level $20-$45 and terrace level $20-$35. Full season-ticket holders will get the seats for free, and those who bought partial season-tickets will be given a presale.

The new ballpark has 5,000 bleacher and 11,000 grandstand seats. Because season tickets still are being sold, the Yankees don't know how many of the low-priced tickets will be available for individual sale.

The regular-season opener is scheduled for April 16 against Cleveland. Tickets cost up to $2,500 a game during the regular season.


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