2/21/2008 10:49:00 AM

Tickets Gone For Stadium Farewell

Posted by Mark McCray |

Don't have your tickets to the final game at Yankee Stadium yet? Well...unless your willing to shell out the big bucks-- you're outta luck.

Dave Goldiner of the Daily News has the info:

Fans scooped up a few thousand tickets online in just 11 minutes Wednesday.

Scalpers quickly started hawking tickets for the historic Sept. 21 game against the Baltimore Orioles, with top seats going for a head-spinning $17,000 a pop.

Even the cheapest bleachers seats at the House that Ruth Built were going for $165 online.

A Yankees spokesman said there just weren't enough tickets for all the fans who want to see the last regular season game at the storied ballpark, which opened in 1923.

"This day won't happen ever again," said Jason Zillo. "It's going to be a celebration."

About three-quarters of the 56,000 seats were spoken for by season ticket holders and owners of ticket plans that included the game.

A few thousand additional tickets went on sale Tuesday to one group of partial ticket plan holders. Those tickets went fast and owners of a different ticket plan scooped up the last remaining tickets yesterday.

With the historic game officially sold out, the action then shifted online where ticket holders tried to hawk them.

Some fans were asking more than $300 for bleacher seats with a face value of $14. Seats next to the on-deck circle were going for up to $10,000.

The Sept. 21 game would be the final contest at the Stadium if the Bombers fail to make the playoffs. There is also a chance that a rained-out game could be made up afterward.


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