Tuesday, August 26, 2008
NY baseball fans: "Some of them are also facing startling increases in ticket costs during a serious economic downturn"
The Times hits on one of EV Grieve's favorite topics today: New Stadiums: Prices, and Outrage, Escalate.
No American market has witnessed anything like it: two baseball teams and two football teams will open three new stadiums within 17 months and 20 miles of one another, with everything set to be in place by the fall of 2010.
But even as fans of the Mets, the Yankees, the Giants and the Jets look forward to state-of-the-art stadium architecture, better sightlines, wider concourses and more bathrooms, some of them are also facing startling increases in ticket costs during a serious economic downturn.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Even rich people can't afford to see the Mets or Yankees next season
Any bets that S.I. Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones ticket prices go up as well?