So a lot for sitting within the nose-bleed part and consuming peanuts on the ballpark.
A New Jersey man who signed up for swanky seats in a Yankee Stadium suite owes the Bronx Bombers greater than $626,000 after allegedly skipping out on the invoice, in response to court papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court.
The Yankees declare Walter Hass agreed to an eight-year deal for eight seats that included $364,694.81 for seat license agreements, $911,737.24 for tickets and one other $303,912.41 for meals and drinks — not together with booze.
Hass, 58, shared the spots within the Champions Suite with household and buddies till he was sidelined by a battle with Lyme illness in 2017 that left him hospitalized, he advised The Post.
“We’ve at all times been Yankee followers,” he mentioned, naming Thurman Munson and Aaron Judge as his favorites. “Our seats are up entrance. We received to know a few of the gamers. … It’s not about getting drinks and meals and stuff like that, it was in regards to the camaraderie, it was in regards to the environment.”
In all, the prices broke all the way down to roughly $1,000 per seat per sport — together with free parking, he mentioned.
Hass first signed up for the suite deal in 2012, however requested for and obtained a break on fee when he turned ailing, he mentioned.
The two sides then renegotiated the settlement, however the Yankees cost that Hass purchased playoff tickets with out going by way of his staff rep for 2017, 2018 and 2019 — all whereas failing to pay up on his common seats.
They took Hass to arbitration, the place the Yankees initially wished an eye-popping $1.5 million earlier than arbitrators knocked down the quantity, awarding them the $626,000 in unpaid prices for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
The staff filed papers in court final week to verify the arbitration award.
Hass denied the allegations, claiming he paid in 2018 and that it was his brother who purchased playoff tickets. He declined to specify how a lot he would possibly owe and mentioned he plans to sue the Yankees over the dispute — regardless that he has “no animosity” towards the staff.
“The Yankees have been completely above board with this” he mentioned.