Yankees hold prices on playoff tickets

Yanks' playoff tickets affordable

The Yankees announced 2009 postseason ticket pricing for potential playoff games at Yankee Stadium on Monday, and it turns out the team will not sharply increase the cost of attending a playoff game this year.

Prices for "the vast majority" of postseason tickets will in fact be less than those for equivalent seating for the '07 postseason at the old Yankee Stadium, according to a news release.

American League Division Series tickets for full-season ticket licensees (not including suites) will cost the same as regular-season tickets, and full-season ticket licensees of $325 Field Level seats will only pay $275 for the ALDS.

In '07, the club charged 30-130 percent more for seats in the ALDS compared to the regular season.

For full-season ticket licensees, prices will range from $5-$275 per ticket for the ALDS, $10-$350 for the AL Championship Series and $50-$425 for the World Series.

Full-season suite licensees in the Legends Suite, Delta Sky360 Suite and Jim Beam Suite -- all of whom have already paid their suite license fees -- will pay $65-$275 per suite ticket for the ALDS, $115-$350 for the ALCS and $150-$425 for the World Series.

For each postseason game, the first opportunity to purchase tickets is provided to season-ticket holders, which represents more than 37,000 fans. The Yankee Stadium capacity is 50,235, excluding standing room.

In addition, Major League Baseball directs clubs to dedicate approximately 5,500 tickets per ALDS game, 7,000 per ALCS game and 9,500 per World Series game for players of the participating clubs and to accommodate the media.

Non-suite tickets for public sale will range from $5-$375 for the ALDS, $10-$400 for the ALCS and $50-$425 for the World Series. A handling fee will be added in all cases.

A public-sale date has not been announced.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.