Yes, it is the best time of the year right now. Spring is here (I assume it feels like Spring somewhere, but it's not NY), and baseball starts this week. But for Yankees fans, this week sometimes includes finding out how much a game will cost you this season as opposed to last.
While my tickets did not increase last year, they did go up $3.00 this year to $15.00 per seat in the bleachers. While I am not complaining about that, when I looked into other stadiums bleacher seating, it made my tickets all the more reasonable.
However, today on Twitter I heard an insane tidbit of information. Apparently the parking at Yankee Stadium lots is now $35.00 per game, up from $23.00 per game last season. I might have driven to 2 games all of last season, but I don't remember driving to a single one to be honest. Ever since they have had access by train I have relied on that to save money on gas and parking.
I know that many of you guys have ticket plans to your favorite team, and even if you don't you have parked or know how much parking is where your team plays. Does $35.00 seem outrageous to you or is that about the going rate in your city?
I also went ahead and looked into who owns the parking garages around Yankee Stadium, and it's not the Yankees. They are owned and operated by Standard Parking which is "regulated" by New York City.
Let me know what you think. This has had me curious all day.
I had to edit this post, the tickets are now $15 per game.