"The problem below market at a certain point is that if you buy a ticket in a very premium location and pay a substantial amount of money. It's not that we don't want that fan to sell it, but that fan is sitting there having paid a substantial amount of money for a ticket and (another) fan picks it up for a buck-and-a-half and sits there, and it's frustrating to the purchaser of the full amount. And quite frankly, the fan may be someone who has never sat in a premium location. So that's a frustration to our existing fan base."Oliver announced that his show had bought two Legends seats behind home plate for the first three games of the season and that it plans to sell those tickets for 25 cents each.
April 4, 2016
John Oliver: Yankees Are "The Biggest Elitist Assholes In All Of Sports"
called the Yankees "the biggest elitist assholes in all of sports" after MFY COO Lonn Trost said the team would no longer accept printed tickets from StubHub, in part because he doesn't want low-class riff-raff sitting in "premium locations" alongside wealthy bigshots.