Already all of the Legends tickets have been sold.
Trost said it was not just corporations buying up the tickets, but many individuals.
"Joe Lunchbox never considered buying those tickets when they cost $1,000 in the current stadium, let alone $2,500 at the new one" said Sean Pate, head of corporate communications for StubHub, an online marketplace to resell tickets.
"The Yankees are trying to attract a very specific type of person, which in a city as affluent as New York won't be terribly difficult. Nobody needs a $2,500 ticket just like nobody needs a penthouse apartment on Park Avenue. The added perks are extremely nice."
He said the face value price for a Legends ticket was high enough that it probably could not resell for much more than $2,500.
Pate said he did not expect the economic downturn to affect ticket sales through 2009.
"There is a sense that sports are so engrained in the culture that they are in a sense recession proof, especially when a team is doing well," Pate said. "Even in a market like Detroit, where the economy is doing poorly, if the team is up, the stadium is full."