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Stadium ticket prices holding steady

Stadium ticket prices holding steady

Ninety-seven percent of the 2010 full-season ticket license pricing for regular-season games at Yankee Stadium will either remain the same or decrease.

According to a release issued by the club, of the 50,086 seats in the stadium, prices for 41,928 tickets (84 percent) will remain the same from 2009, while 6,454 tickets (13 percent) will see a decrease in price. There will be in an increase in price for 1,704 tickets (three percent).

A date is yet to be determined for the sale of 2010 season tickets.

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"At the beginning of the season, I said that we would look into our ticket prices and review them at the end of the year to see where changes needed to be made," Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said. "We have had a great opening year. Over 90 percent of our inventory has been sold, and we are leading Major League Baseball in attendance. This plan reflects the changes we believe are appropriate. We will continue to review the ticket policy on a year-by-year basis."

Additionally, a total of 3,400 Field Level seats, currently priced at $325 as part of full-season licenses, will drop to $250 or $235 each next season, depending on location, as will all 1,208 Suite seats in the Delta Sky360 Suite.

Of the 1,894 Suite seats in the Legends Suites, 1,846 will drop in price. The balance of the Legends Suite seats will have no price change.

Also, all Field Level seats not in the aforementioned locations will remain at their current prices. Additionally, non-Suite tickets in the Bleachers, Grandstand and Terrace levels will see no change in price in the 2010 season.

In the Main Level, 10,111 seat locations will see no increase in price. The remaining 1,704 seats in Sections 216-217 and 223-224 currently priced at $100 will be $125 next season, marking the only increases for 2010.

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

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