So, i’m spending about ten days in New York at the beginning of July. When i found out that i was going, i checked the Yankees’ schedule to see if they were at home that week. Well, not only are they at home, but they are playing my team, the Orioles. I quickly snapped up a couple of tickets for the July 4 game at 1:05pm. Originally, my wife was going to come with me, but now a friend of hers in arriving in New York on that day, and they haven’t seen each other for a couple of years, so she can no longer come to the game.
This leaves me with an extra ticket, and i was wondering if there were any NYC-area Dopers who are going to be in town that day, and who would be interested in taking in a baseball game in the Bronx. I know lots of people go away for the long weekend, but i thought that there might be someone around who might be interested in accompanying me on my first trip to Yankee Stadium.
The seats i have were the best available at the time of purchase. They are Tier Box seats on the third base (left field) side of the stadium, and from the diagram it looks like they’re about two-thirds of the way between third base and the foul pole. If you want to see exactly where they are, go here and look for section 646, in the pink area.
The tickets cost $40 plus various service charges, which brought the price up to $47.80 per ticket. I’m happy to eat the service charges, but my status as a struggling grad student means that i would need to ask for compensation for the ticket itself.* If anyone’s interested, let me know in this thread, or send me an email (it’s in my profile). I’m looking forward to visiting Yankee Stadium, and it would be fun to do it with a fellow Doper.
One final question: if no-one on these Boards is interested in going, i’m going to try to sell the ticket at the ground. Are there any legal problems doing this at Yankee Stadium? In Baltimore, there is a specially-designated area outside the ballpark where people meet to buy and sell spare tickets. Does anyone know if there is a similar thing in place in the Bronx?
*Note: I’m aware of Board policy against offering items for sale. I got permission from the Mods before opening this thread.