The New York Yankees are consistently one of the best teams in the MLB but are also consistently one of the most expensive teams in the league as well. This season Yankees tickets are significantly higher than in years past which can be attributed to the fact that this will be Captain Derek Jeter’s 20th and final season wearing the iconic pinstripes. As a result of this announcement, Yankees tickets have increased by 45% from a season ago when they averaged $95 even though they managed to miss the playoffs for only the second time since 1996.
This year, Yankees tickets have skyrocketed all they way up to an average ticket price of $139 for their home games. The most expensive game by far for the Yankees – and the most expensive game this season for any MLB game – is Derek Jeter’s final regular season game at Yankee Stadium on September 25th against the Baltimore Orioles. Tickets are currently averaging an astronomical price of $530 with the cheapest ticket at $157.
What’s noteworthy about the Yankees top games of the season is that none of them come against their traditional rival, the Boston Red Sox. In fact, the Red Sox barely even crack the top ten while only three against Boston make the list of the 30 most expensive games of the season moving forward for the Bronx Bombers. On the other hand, of the priciest Boston Red Sox games this season, the top six all come against the New York Yankees averaging $308 for tickets in those six contests.
Below you can find a breakdown of the top five most expensive games of the season for New York:
1) 9/25 vs. Baltimore Orioles: Avg. = $529.29, Get-in = $157 (Derek Jeter’s Final Home Game)
2) 8/26 vs. Chicago White Sox: Avg. = $259.38, Get-in = $28 (Joe Torre jersey retirement)
3) 9/21 vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Avg. = $256.89, Get-in = $47 (Kids Beanie Baby)
4) 9/20 vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Avg. = $217.02, Get-in = $28
5) 9/23 vs. Baltimore Orioles: Avg. = $183.19, Get-in = $21