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Empty seats at Yankee Stadium not what they seem

What's up with those prime seats behind home plate that still looked empty on TV during Game 1 of the World Series?

Are tickets inside Yankee Stadium's infamous Legends Suite moat - which wraps around the infield from first base to third base - not selling out for the biggest games of the year?

Fear not. They are, no matter the cost. As has been the case throughout the season, empty seats do not necessarily mean unsold ones.

Many fans with prime tickets spend parts of the game inside an adjacent restaurant with a lavish food spread that comes with the steep price of admission.

The fact it was misting much of the night Wednesday and that the Yankees went down meekly against the Phillies' Cliff Lee only encouraged fans to wander and graze.

According to, the average asking price for Legends Suite tickets for Game 2 rose from $2,690 at 3 p.m. Wednesday to $3,805 at 3 a.m. Thursday to $6,600 at 3 p.m. Thursday.

New York Sports