The Best Deals On Yankees Tickets Don't Always Come On The Secondary Market

The 2015 MLB regular season is just around the corner. The New York Yankees will be looking to rebound from a lackluster 2014 finish. With Alex Rodriguez back and several key players returning to full health, there will be plenty of reasons to travel to Yankee Stadium this season. Low ticket prices won’t be one of them, however, as the season average for Yankees tickets on the secondary market is above $100, one of five teams with such an average.

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According to TicketIQ, the average price for Yankees tickets this season is $110.41, just slightly above last season’s average of $108.01. With Opening Day less than six weeks away, Yankees Opening Day tickets against Toronto on April 6 average at $266.72 and fans can find the cheapest ticket starting at $62 on the secondary market.

 

As single game tickets have been released by the Yankees, a few of the highly demanded early season games feature better deals on the primary market, Opening Day included. Of the first 12 games to be held at Yankee Stadium this season, nine will have less expensive tickets directly from the box office. After the opening series with Toronto, the Yankees welcome in two of their most demanded opponents for the following two series. All six games between those two series have cheaper primary market tickets.Three games against the Red Sox from April 10-12 which have a low price of $21. On the secondary market, Yankees vs Red Sox tickets have a low price of $27. A three-game series with the Mets also sees a better deal through the Yankees, with a $25 tickets being the least expensive secondary market price on April 26.

 

Date

Opponent

Primary Get-in

Secondary Get-in

Savings

4/10/2015

BOS

$21

$31

32%

4/11/2015

BOS

$21

$35

40%

4/12/2015

BOS

$21

$27

43%

4/24/2015

NYM

$21

$31

32%

4/25/2015

NYM

$21

$32

34%

4/26/2015

NYM

$21

$25

16%

 

When broken down by section, the Yankees can offer even better deals, routinely beating the secondary market. Take a look at the get-in price by level for these six games directly from the Yankees:

 

Day of the Week

Date

Opponent

100-level

200-level

300-level

400-level

 

Friday

4/10/2015

Boston

$100 (130, R21)

$55 (234, R2)

$32 (333, R7)

$21 (431B, R1)

Saturday

4/11/2015

Boston

$110 (104, R12)

$155 (224, R7)

$80 (315, R2)

$21 (416, R6)

Sunday

4/12/2015

Boston

$110 (129, R21)

$60 (210, R10)

$60 (313, R7)

$21 (409, R8)

Friday

4/24/2015

New York Mets

$225 (126, R30)

$90 (228, R14)

$80 (325, R3)

$21 (429, R4)

Saturday

4/25/2015

New York Mets

$80 (135, R15)

$155 (217, R19)

$48 (311, R10)

n/a

Sunday

4/26/2015

New York Mets

$250 (115, R22)

$55 (234, R2)

$48 (330, R2)

$21 (431B, R1)

 

Now look at the same prices on the secondary market:

 

Day of the Week

Date

Opponent

100-level

200-level

300-level

400-level

Friday

4/10/2015

Boston

$121 (130, R23)

$112 (234, R2)

$59 (333, R5)

$31 (431B, R1)

Saturday

4/11/2015

Boston

$143 (104, R11)

$238 (224, R6)

$135 (315, R12)

$35 (416, R9)

Sunday

4/12/2015

Boston

$103 (129, R21)

$64 (210, R11)

$75 (313, R1)

$27 (409, R6)

Friday

4/24/2015

New York Mets

$339 (126, R29)

$138 (228, R2)

$122 (325, R1)

$31 (429, R1)

Saturday

4/25/2015

New York Mets

$121 (130, R15)

$220 (217, R21)

$117 (311, R9)

n/a

Sunday

4/26/2015

New York Mets

$286 (115, R22)

$116 (234, R1)

$114 (330, R1)

$25 (431B, R1)

 

Other major events later in the season will also be cheaper on the primary market, such as Old Timers’ Day and the jersey retirement ceremonies for Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada. The lowest primary market price for the Bernie Williams ceremony on May 24 is $30, while the secondary market get-in is $56. The only ceremonial game this season priced to demand on the primary market will be Andy Pettitte’s jersey retirement on August 23. The primary market get-in price is $58, while the lowest price on the secondary market is $57.

 

Date

Opponent

Primary Get-in

Secondary Get-in

Savings

5/24/2015

TEX (Bernie)

$30

$56

46%

6/20/2015

DET (Old Timers)

$21

$32

34%

8/22/2015

CLE (Posada)

$21

$56

63%

8/23/2015

CLE (Pettitte)

$58

$57

-2%

With several players returning from extended injury in 2014, there are still a significant amount of unknowns surrounding the 2015 Yankees. While those questions surround the play on the field, there is little doubt there will continue to be demand to see the product, while also getting the best deals for Yankees tickets this season.

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