For Those Who Can Afford It, Yankees Sell Tickets for $2,500

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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."

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