Originally written on Subway Squawkers  |  Last updated 6/5/12
Home attendance is down 3.6 percent for the New York Yankees this season, and team president Randy Levine is pointing a figure at...StubHub. Really? Not uninspiring play this year, or a bad economy, or even the prevalence of HDTV, but a ticket service?Here's the scoop. When asked about declining attendance, Levine tells the New York Post that "we believe there are serious issues with the StubHub relationship," saying that "we are actively reviewing more fan-friendly alternatives for next year.”Josh Kosman of the Post parrots Levine's opinion, writing: The Yanks and other teams claim tickets are priced too low on StubHub.The StubHub effect this year — combined with a lousy economy and a poorer on-field performance — has produced an average crowd of 40,949 through 25 games, compared with 42,491 last year. So having super-low-priced Yankee tickets available is contributing to lower attendance, not higher attendance? What bizarro world do they live in? Not to mention the fact that ...
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