Mets, Yanks Fans Not Filling Up Their New Ballparks (Village Voice news blog)

And still more on empty seats at New York’s new ballparks:

Apparently not even the prospect of starring in baseball’s new umpire replay videos is enough to induce New Yorkers to shell out $300 for tickets to the new Yankee Stadium.

After River Avenue Blues ran photos of entire empty sections during Friday’s matinee, things got even worse yesterday, when a mere 43,068 paying customers crossed the turnstiles.

Noting the “gaping sections of expensive seats from dugout to dugout,” the Times’ George Vescey observed: “Either the Yankees have not actually sold those seats, or the bankers and brokers with the corporate seats are taking weekend jobs to make ends meet in this rotten economy they helped create.”… [read more]