16 September 2010
Today, the Yankees sent out details about purchasing 2010 postseason tickets to partial plan ticket holders. For those "new to the game" it is the first experience in a somewhat confusing but ultimately rewarding endeavor, which is actually getting more efficient with each passing year.
The details are as follows (we translated the fine print for easier comprehension):
2010 Yankees ALDS & ALCS Postseason Ticket Pre-sales for 20-Game Plan, 15-Game Plan, 12-Game Plan and 11-Game Plan Licensees
- On September 22, 2010 at 10am, there will be an ALDS & ALCS PRELIMINARY pre-sale for 1,000 randomly selected partial plan Yankees season ticket holders. (The drawing will take place on September 20, and won't actually be completely random. It is actually a weighted drawing based on season ticket seniority and the number of tickets in your plan).
- On September 24, 2010 at 10am there will be an ALDS & ALCS pre-sale for the rest of the partial plan Yankees season ticket holders. People who participated in the preliminary pre-sale will not be eligible for this pre-sale.
- All partial plan season ticket holders will be limited to purchasing two tickets per round for one game. For example, someone can get a pair for game one of the ALDS and a pair for game seven of the ALCS, but they couldn't get two pairs in the same round.
2010 Yankees World Series Ticket Pre-sales for 20-Game Plan, 15-Game Plan, 12-Game Plan and 11-Game Plan Licensees
- On October 15, there will be a World Series PRELIMINARY pre-sale for 500 randomly selected partial plan Yankees season ticket holders. (The drawing will take place on October 13, and will use the same weighted system as ALDS and ALCS tickets).
- On October 18, there will be a World Series pre-sale for the rest of the partial plan Yankees season ticket holders.
- All partial plan season ticket holders will be limited to purchasing two tickets to one potential World Series game.
After these pre-sales take place, very limited quantities of 2010 Yankees postseason tickets will go on sale to the general public, but those dates have not yet been announced.
The Yankees used a system very similar (if not the same) last year, and it was a surprising success. Preventing full-season and 41-game plan ticket licensees was a great idea last year and they continued that policy for 2010. We have tickets to every single game anyway - giving us a chance at more is just giving us tickets to sell. Looking back into the archives of New Stadium Insider, we can see that some of our Twitter followers had a lot of luck last year, with many getting the chance to witness at least one or two games during the epic postseason run. Hopefully the feedback will be as positive this year.
For those wondering - here is our post about 2010 Yankees postseason ticket prices.
The Yankees' chart, describing the above (after the jump):
|SCHEDULED DATE *||TIME **||DESCRIPTION|
|September 20, 2010||---||First Drawing|
|September 22, 2010||10:00 AM||ALDS/ALCS Preliminary Pre-On-Sale Begins|
|September 22, 2010||5:00 PM||ALDS/ALCS Preliminary Pre-On-Sale Ends|
|September 24, 2010||10:00 AM||ALDS/ALCS Pre-On-Sale Begins|
|September 24, 2010||5:00 PM||ALDS/ALCS Pre-On-Sale Ends|
|October 13, 2010||---||Second Drawing|
|October 15, 2010||10:00 AM||World Series Preliminary Pre-On-Sale Begins|
|October 15, 2010||5:00 PM||World Series Preliminary Pre-On-Sale Ends|
|October 18, 2010||10:00 AM||World Series Pre-On-Sale Begins|
|October 18, 2010||5:00 PM||World Series Pre-On-Sale Ends|
|* On or about|
|** All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)|