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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 14 March 2008 16:49

NY YankeesIn 1967...

Segregationist Lester Maddox was sworn in as Governor of Georgia, Superbowl I was played in the LA Coliseum with the Green Bay Packers defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10, the ABA was formed, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas, the 12th Street Riots broke out in Detroit, the military stepped up operations in Vietnam, and...

A box seat at Yankee Stadium costs $3.50.

Flash-forward to 2008 – the last year in the House That Ruth Built – and the cost of a box seat will run you $250.00.

To place this in perspective, using the Consumer Price Index, $3.50 in 1967 would be worth $22.14 in 2007 dollars. That means that the cost of a box seat at Yankee Stadium has risen 1029 percent since 1967, with inflation accounted for.

Other notes of interest...

  • The longest stretch without an increase was from 1968-1975 where the price remained $4.00
  • In the last decade alone, the cost of a box seat has increased 332 percent, accounting for inflation.
  • The cost of a ticket in 1987 ($10) was less than what a ticket cost in 1967, when accounting for inflation ($12.28)
  • From 1967 to 1994 (27 years), the cost for a box seat was under $20.
  • The cost for a box seat from 1994 was under $30 for only 2 years (1995-1996), $40 for one year (1997),$50 for one year (1998)
  • The largest percentage of price increase is from last year to this: $100.

On the last bullet point, the reason is pretty clear... it's the last season in Yankee Stadium after 85 years of unparalleled history. The Yankees know that fans will pay more to say goodbye.

The following details the top ticket price for a box seat at Yankee Stadium over the last 41 years, as provided by The AP. In recent seasons, all seats in this area sold as parts of season tickets. Listed price includes discount for season ticket holders.

Select Read More to see Ticket Prices for a Box Seat at Yankee Stadium from 1967 to 2008

 Year
 Cost
 2008 $250
 2007 $150
 2006 $110
 2005 $90
 2004 $80
 2003 $72
 2002 $62
 2001 $62
 2000 $55
 1999 $50
 1998 $45
 1997 $35
 1996 $25
 1995 $25
 1994 $17
 1993 $16
 1992 $14.50
 1991 $12.50
 1990 $12
 1989 $12
 1988 $11
 1987 $10
 1986 $9.75
 1985 $9.75
 1984 $9
 1983 $9
 1982 $8.50
 1981 $7.50
 1980 $7.50
 1979 $7
 1978 $6.50
 1977 $6
 1976 $5.50
 1975 $4
 1974 $4
 1973 $4
 1972 $4
 1971 $4
 1970 $4
 1969 $4
 1968 $4
 1967 $3.50

 Source: The AP


Maury Brown

Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer.

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