- said Thursday. “Look, there’s no doubt small amounts of our tickets might be overpriced.
My Take (Really Hal, You think so?)
Ticket Prices..There is not that many rich people in New York
Can you say many empty seats if the Yankees do not contend and the economy continues to flounder.
The Team Marketing Report released its annual survey Thursday and said the average price of a Yankees home ticket was a major league-high $72.97, a 76.3 percent increase from last year’s $41.40.
The Boston Red Sox, who had been first for 13 consecutive years, were next at $50.24 following a 0.3 percent rise. The Cubs were third at $47.75 after a 10 percent hike, followed by the New York Mets, who rose 8.6 percent to $36.99 for their first season at Citi Field.
The had a major league-low average for the third consecutive year, at $14.31, with the Pittsburgh Pirates at $15.39, Atlanta Braves at $17.05 and AL champion Tampa Bay Rays at $18.35.
The major league average of $26.64 was up 5 percent from $25.37, less than half last year’s 10.1 percent hike.
Among premium seats, the Yankees topped the majors at $510.08, followed by the Cubs ($239.43), Los Angeles Angels ($222.38), ($192.89), Red Sox ($162.82) and Mets ($149.54). The Colorado Rockies were the major league low at $36.50, with the Milwaukee Brewers at $38.65.