Last night we published an article on Forbes highlighting American League average prices with just three weeks to go before the season begins. Much to our surprise, it was New York Yankees tickets and not the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox tickets that are most expensive. Here's some of the article:
In baseball, it’s not about where you start, but rather where you end up. Over the course of 162 games a lot can happen to turn a team from contender to collapse or visa-versa. The same goes for ticket prices. High prices in April don’t mean don’t mean high prices come October, but with a few weeks to go until opening day, the Yankees are sitting on top of the baseball world when it comes to ticket prices. Since Derek Jeter’s retirement announcement, Yankees ticket prices have increased 4.5% for all games at Yankee Stadium to an average price of $164. If the Yankees are to make a run this year, Derek Jeter will need a lot of help, from a mix of other aging stars and younger prospects. In year’s past, Derek Jeter might have been able to do more on his own, but at 39, he’s not the same player of 10 years ago. That said, if the Yankees underperform, he could very well carry the team’s ticket prices, as fans come out to get a glimpse of Jeter’s farewell tour. Thanks to their captain’s unexpected decision, the Yankees have a very slim lead on Red Sox tickets for the most expensive tickets in the American League. Red Sox tickets have a current average price of $157, also in part boosted by Jeter.
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