The New York Giants are taking a page out of the New York Yankees’ playbook.
Just months after the Bronx Bombers lowered their high-priced box seats in their new stadium, the G-Men from across the Hudson River have already started cutting the costs at the new Meadowlands Stadium.
According to the New York Post, the Giants have sold out home games for 33 straight years. And even with a 140,000-person season-ticket waiting list, about 4,000 seats remain on the market for the stadium’s 2010 debut.
All 140,000 in the queue received the opportunity to purchase tickets, according to the Post, but the $400 price per game (plus the personal licensing fee) was simply too high.
Now it’s clearance time. Those in line will have a chance to buy them at a reduced $250 per game.
"After having an opportunity to sit in those seats, we feel strongly that we should create a different price point,” the team stated in a letter to its current and prospective season-ticket holders.
Meadowlands Stadium will still play home to both the Jets and Giants in 2010 and beyond. It is currently being built in the East Rutherford, N.J., parking lot of the present Giants Stadium. It is a $1.6 billion project that will seat 82,500 fans, which will be the second-highest capacity in the NFL, behind Dallas’ new Cowboys Stadium.