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Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 11 September 2008 23:22

Yankee StadiumIt seems that more than a few people wish to send off Yankee Stadium, or if not, profit on the secondary ticket market.

After 26 World Championships and more than 7,000 baseball games, the final countdown for Yankee Stadium commences on Friday when the Yankees begin their last regular-season homestand.

More than 150 million people have watched baseball games in the "House That Ruth Built" during the stadium's storied history. With the Major League Baseball regular season winding to a close, fans have only 10 Yankee home games left to experience it. That's 518,000 seats.

According to secondary ticket market company RazorGator, seats to each and every home game remain available. Data shows that ticket prices are not just hot for the final regular season game at Yankee Stadium, but the entire final homestand. The average ticket price for the finale on Sept. 21 is $1,111 while the median for the other nine games is $222. The New York Mets finale at Shea Stadium is the next most-coveted ticket, averaging $425. Overall, the average price for the home finales of all 30 MLB teams is $98, according to RazorGator. Several teams have tickets selling for as low as $5.

"The reality of this being 'it' for a venue as rich in history as Yankee Stadium is definitely bringing a huge number of fans to the market," says Scott Roback, Vice President of Business Development for RazorGator.

"Imagine the memories that started with a trip to Yankee Stadium, so many fans are looking for one last memory, a chance to say they 'were there' and a chance to say goodbye."

Ticket price averages on RazorGator, highs and lows for each Yankee game of the homestand are:

Date / Opponent
Avg
Low
High
Sept. 12 vs. Tampa Bay
$205
$50
$1,220
Sept. 13 vs. Tampa Bay
$320
$80
$1,220
Sept. 14 vs. Tampa Bay
$231
$55
$1,098
Sept. 15 vs. Chicago (AL)
$155
$45
$1,477
Sept. 16 vs. Chicago (AL)
$133
$35
$926
Sept. 17 vs. Chicago (AL)
$163
$42
$2,380
Sept. 18 vs. Chicago (AL)
$189
$58
$1,220
Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore
$265
$69
$4,210
Sept. 20 vs. Baltimore
$340
$109
$4,820
Sept. 21 vs. Baltimore
$1,111
$274
$18,300

The averages around the rest of the majors are as follows for RazorGator:

Boston ($326), Chicago Cubs ($183), Philadelphia ($176), Milwaukee ($142), Los Angeles Angels ($142), Houston ($112), Chicago White Sox ($104), Tampa Bay ($95), San Francisco ($84), Los Angeles Dodgers ($81), Toronto ($78), Minnesota ($69), Arizona ($63), Atlanta ($60), Seattle ($53), St. Louis ($50), Oakland ($48), Colorado ($45), Baltimore ($44), San Diego ($43), Detroit ($39), Cincinnati ($39), Washington ($36), Texas ($35), Pittsburgh ($27), Cleveland ($24) and Kansas City ($21).

Source: RazorGator


Maury Brown

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