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Yankees prez Randy Levine talks tix

Yankees president Randy Levine speaks during the announcement

Yankees president Randy Levine speaks during the announcement of the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 8, 2013) (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Famously feisty Yankees president Randy Levine leaped to the team’s defense Tuesday when questioned about the team’s high ticket prices by former New York State attorney general Robert Abrams.

For good measure, he threw in a playful jab at Abrams, now a partner at Strook & Strook & Lavan, a law firm that hosted a breakfast forum on sports business that featured Levine.

“With all due respect, I think you have to do better research,’’ Levine said. “Our stadium is 50,000 people; 30,000 of those seats are priced $100 or less.

“There are enough medium- and low-priced seats for everybody, and that’s the way we built this stadium. Is it too expensive compared to 30 years ago? Yes, it’s very expensive compared to 30 years ago. But so are the billable rates at your firm. That’s just the way things are.’’

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