Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Re: Goin' to duh Bronx...I am psyched!!!
I was there last year when the Yanks were playing Oakland and my buddy and I managed to buy scalped tickets after the first inning had just begun. Any of the legit tickets were WAY too expensive ($120 plus). Anyway we walked up the street to a pizza joint and a scalper tried to sell us $80 tickets for $100. I said no, we only want to pay $50. Another scalper overheard this and came running over saying "I'll sell you these ones for fifty!" The guy we had been talking to said "these are my customers" I said- "Not if you won't sell me yours for $50 we aren't" He conceded and let us have his for fifty. Only when we got into Yankee stadium did we realize how good the seats were- 13th row right off third base! Actually the best seats I've ever had for a MLB game and I've seen plenty in Seattle, LA, Detroit and Toronto. I live on the Westcoast so we were silently cheering for Oakland. The fans around us were great and very friendly and the hotdogs at Yankee stadium have to be the best in the world. I'm not kidding.
So anyway, if price or availability are a concern, I'd recommend trying the scalper route. It can be a little sketchy I guess, but I enjoy the challenge and you can pick up a good deal. Remember, after the game starts, the scalpers are hemorrhaging cash every minute they don't sell those tix.
The guys we sat next too were the season ticket holders that had sold our tickets to the scalper and they told us that we paid less for them than the scalper had! Haha.
Good luck and have fun.