The hot topic is tickets for the All-Star game, the workout and Home Run Derby and the Futures game. Baseball's chief operating officer, Bob DuPuy, said 70 percent of tickets will be made available to either Yankees season ticket holders or the general public (through a lottery), with the rest reserved for MLB.
On-line registration for the ticket lottery began yesterday at MLB.com. The lottery will occur on June 16 that determines which registrants will have an opportunity to purchase two tickets, subject to availability, for either of the two events.
Tickets will be priced at $150-$725, up from $75-$285 for last year's game at San Francisco and $10-15 for box and reserved seats the last time the All-Stars were at Yankee Stadium, in 1977.
Tickets for the Home Run Derby and workout day on July 14 are $100-$650 and tickets for the Futures game on July 13 are $50-225.
Yes, if you want the “cheap seats” you will be spending 100 percent more than last year. Such is cashing in on nostalgia.