Yankees fans are upset by handling the situation | Emilee Chinn / .
When it looks like Major League Baseball will be played without fans in the stands this year, there are some fans who are really upset. Those are the New York Yankees.
Fans are so furious, they prepare to distance themselves from their beloved Bronx Bomber. And the reason is the refund of tickets this season.
“It is simply outrageous that the Yankees, valued at billions of dollars, withhold money from fans at a time when the federal government is sending checks in the mail to try to keep people afloat,” wrote one Yankee subscriber. Stadium, Tom Griffin.
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– Coach Steve (@ CoachSt75529843) May 23, 2020
Griffin complained through an open letter to the team, posted on his Facebook page.
The 64-year-old man, whose seats are in section 105 in right field, said, “The games in New York, at the earliest, will begin in July. … There is no problem with not playing the games, the big problem is that they retain the money. “
The Sparta, NJ, man said the team waited until May 8 to reimburse him for the April games that were not contested and have not discussed the May or June games.
“No one should pay them money in advance. They embarrass the organization and its history, ”he wrote.
Another Yankees subscriber said he needed 5 nasty emails and 2 phone calls to get his April money back. The part-season ticket plan costs nearly $ 2,000 for three $ 41 seats in section 422. You have not yet been informed of a refund for the month of May.
if Yankee Stadium opens games to fans in Aug / Sep, but only for 25 total games, with a 5000-fan maximum per game … demand will be sky-high and supply will be historically low. what do you think it will it cost for the cheapest ticket available?
– KP Watershed (@KPwatershed) May 20, 2020
The Yankees have not commented on the situation.
COVID-19 forced the team to postpone 16 series at home in April and to date, six in May. In April, a Mets and Yankees fan teamed up to sue MLB over canceled games with coronavirus.
If played without fans, the Yankees would lose $ 312 million and the Mets $ 214 million, MLB concluded.