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Ticket prices for Sept. 7 Derek Jeter retirement ceremony soar

Discussion in 'New York Yankees' started by Sportsguy9695, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Sportsguy9695

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    The New York Yankees' surprise announcement on Friday that the team would officially honor its retiring captain Derek Jeter on Sept. 7 sent ticket prices for that game soaring on the resale market.

    The average list price for the home game in the Bronx against the Kansas City Royals went from $139.24 before the announcement to $497.98 by Saturday, according to ticket resale market aggregator TiqIQ.

    The price of the cheapest seat in the building jumped by more than 1,200 percent, from $16 to $211. Bleacher seats with a face value of $23 can't be found for under $223, while outfield field box seats that carry a face value of $175 can't be had for under $575 anymore.

    "The Yankees have been known to pick somewhat random dates to honor their retiring stars," said TiqIQ spokesman Chris Matkovich, pointing out that Mariano Rivera was honored last season on the Sunday during the final homestand. "With dates being unknown, this has led to huge price spikes directly after the announcement of his retirement and now this ceremony. But it has also given the average fan the ability to buy a change to get tickets to a marquee event at face value."

    Source: ESPN New York
     



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    I looked on Stubhub the other day and cheapest prices were $202
     
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    this makes total sense to me that the prices went through the roof. this is possibly one of the greatest to play for the yankees. ill watch it from my big screen
     
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    If Jeter had it his way tickets will be free