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    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    The biggest issue I have with attendance is the way that they have been letting fans in to the ballpark. Only Gate 6 and 8 open up 2 hours before the game. The Yankees publicize this as a way for them to promote the new Outfield experience by limiting fans mobility in this newer areas. Financially, it's pretty clear that this is a way for them to save money on hourly help throughout the ballpark. For example, if the Legends Suite is not accessible to fans until 1.5 hours before, the Yankees save on money from food and all of the help in the Legends area.

    It's extremely disorganized, especially for Fri-Sun games with an early arriving crowd. Take today for example. As I write this, at 4 PM, hours before the 7:30 start time, there are thousands of people on line for the Reggie Jackson Bobblehead giveaway. With only 2 games opening early, fans are priotizing entry in Gate 6 and 8 to guarantee the Bobblehead.

    Even on non Bobblehead or non promotion days, it's a significant issue. The Red Sox games this week hosted sell out or near sell out crowds. The team was supposed to open all gates 2 hours before for Red Sox games, but this "rule" was not followed.

    My season tickets have access to the Audi Restaurant. Since Audi is now not accessible until 1.5 hours before, I feel rushed having to make sure that I am quickly seated and am able to finish my meal before game time.

    I usually arrive very early to games, but I can't help but notice very very long lines 30 minutes before game time or sooner with people not able to enter and get to their seat until the 1st or 2nd inning.

    In my opinion, the security check is fine and efficient. It is strictly the lack of entries / confusing signs that slow the process down. One suggestion would be to open all gates on Fri-Sun games with earlier arriving weekend crowds and follow the new rules to save money during the week.

    I suggest that more people offer this suggestion to their ticket reps and in end of year surveys for whatever it is worth.

    :)

  2. #52

    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    How are the Clear Lanes? Entrance time any earlier?

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    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    [QUOTE=Mrjeter2;8300914]The biggest issue I have with attendance is the way that they have been letting fans in to the ballpark. Only Gate 6 and 8 open up 2 hours before the game. The Yankees publicize this as a way for them to promote the new Outfield experience by limiting fans mobility in this newer areas. Financially, it's pretty clear that this is a way for them to save money on hourly help throughout the ballpark. For example, if the Legends Suite is not accessible to fans until 1.5 hours before, the Yankees save on money from food and all of the help in the Legends area.

    It's extremely disorganized, especially for Fri-Sun games with an early arriving crowd. Take today for example. As I write this, at 4 PM, hours before the 7:30 start time, there are thousands of people on line for the Reggie Jackson Bobblehead giveaway. With only 2 games opening early, fans are priotizing entry in Gate 6 and 8 to guarantee the Bobblehead.

    Even on non Bobblehead or non promotion days, it's a significant issue. The Red Sox games this week hosted sell out or near sell out crowds. The team was supposed to open all gates 2 hours before for Red Sox games, but this "rule" was not followed.

    My season tickets have access to the Audi Restaurant. Since Audi is now not accessible until 1.5 hours before, I feel rushed having to make sure that I am quickly seated and am able to finish my meal before game time.

    I usually arrive very early to games, but I can't help but notice very very long lines 30 minutes before game time or sooner with people not able to enter and get to their seat until the 1st or 2nd inning.

    In my opinion, the security check is fine and efficient. It is strictly the lack of entries / confusing signs that slow the process down. One suggestion would be to open all gates on Fri-Sun games with earlier arriving weekend crowds and follow the new rules to save money during the week.

    I suggest that more people offer this suggestion to their ticket reps and in end of year surveys for whatever it is worth.





    All gates opened at 5:30 last night. 2 hours before the game.


    How do you know when people get to their seats?

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    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrjeter2 View Post
    The biggest issue I have with attendance is the way that they have been letting fans in to the ballpark. Only Gate 6 and 8 open up 2 hours before the game. The Yankees publicize this as a way for them to promote the new Outfield experience by limiting fans mobility in this newer areas. Financially, it's pretty clear that this is a way for them to save money on hourly help throughout the ballpark. For example, if the Legends Suite is not accessible to fans until 1.5 hours before, the Yankees save on money from food and all of the help in the Legends area.

    It's extremely disorganized, especially for Fri-Sun games with an early arriving crowd. Take today for example. As I write this, at 4 PM, hours before the 7:30 start time, there are thousands of people on line for the Reggie Jackson Bobblehead giveaway. With only 2 games opening early, fans are priotizing entry in Gate 6 and 8 to guarantee the Bobblehead.

    Even on non Bobblehead or non promotion days, it's a significant issue. The Red Sox games this week hosted sell out or near sell out crowds. The team was supposed to open all gates 2 hours before for Red Sox games, but this "rule" was not followed.

    My season tickets have access to the Audi Restaurant. Since Audi is now not accessible until 1.5 hours before, I feel rushed having to make sure that I am quickly seated and am able to finish my meal before game time.

    I usually arrive very early to games, but I can't help but notice very very long lines 30 minutes before game time or sooner with people not able to enter and get to their seat until the 1st or 2nd inning.

    In my opinion, the security check is fine and efficient. It is strictly the lack of entries / confusing signs that slow the process down. One suggestion would be to open all gates on Fri-Sun games with earlier arriving weekend crowds and follow the new rules to save money during the week.

    I suggest that more people offer this suggestion to their ticket reps and in end of year surveys for whatever it is worth.





    All gates opened at 5:30 last night. 2 hours before the game.


    How do you know when people get to their seats?
    Last night I went to gate two at a quarter to 6 thinking it would not open untill 6. So yesterday it opened at 5;30 and there were no bobbleheads there because they gave them to the 3 thousand little leaguers first at that gate.i believe they were allowed in before they opened the gates for the paying fans.

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    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    Lot of theories here about why attendance is down despite the improved product, but actually, if you look at attendance trends throughout the years and not just for the Yankees, there is usually a one-year lag between the uptick in performance and uptick in attendance. Same going the other way as a team gets worse. One of my favorite examples is that the 1969 "Miracle Mets" drew 2.2 million on their way to a 100-62 record and the World Series title. The 83-79 third place Mets of 1970 drew 2.7 million.

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    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    The Yankees are now AL No.1 in home attendance on average. Only the Giants, Cards, Cubs and Dodgers draw more.

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    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    The Yankees are now AL No.1 in home attendance on average. Only the Giants, Cards, Cubs and Dodgers draw more.
    They passed Toronto? Jay's had been leading the AL in attendance.

  8. #58

    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by ymike673 View Post
    They passed Toronto? Jay's had been leading the AL in attendance.
    Yes, they did


    http://www.espn.com/mlb/attendance


    2017 - 30 game average is now at 38,539
    2016 full season average was 37,814


    excellent attendance for this 6 game homestand, good weather helps.

  9. #59

    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Shore Yankee View Post
    I hear ya. I have Sirius too but I'm not so serious when it comes to listening or watching baseball. Sterling makes me shake my head and laugh. I enjoy laughing. I can understand someone not having a pleasurable experience listening to Sterling. Me? I get a kick out of him.
    the next funny thing he says will be the first. he's beyond unbearable.

  10. #60

    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    42 games into the season, so just past the halfway point of the season and attendance is now trending upward.

    2017 Total 1,662,492 for an average of 39,583 per game.

    The 2016 full season average per game was 37,814

    The Yankees have increased attendance per game during the summer plus the deep discounting and Pinstripe Passes are helping. Plus they have 7 Red Sox games and 2 Mets home games before Labor Day.

    Then there may be a drop off in September once school opens again. Looks like they will break the 3 Million mark again this year.

    Let's Go Yankees!

  11. #61

    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    Tonight was home game 50 and the Yankees hit 2 million in attendance, not bad!

    2017 Total 2,001,388 for an average of 40,028 per game.

  12. #62

    Re: Yankees 2017 Attendance

    After the Red Sox series at was home game 65 and the Yankees are at 2.654 million in attendance, for an average of 40,830 per game.

    Max will be 79, not 81, regular season home games due to the 2 rain checks and ensuing single admission doubleheaders.

    Hoping for lots of post season attendance in October

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