Nearly one third of the tickets that were originally sold by the Yankees are back on the market. This has been the case for most games since Stubhub and MLB made it extremely easy to list and sell e-tickets. One would think this would drive ticket prices down, but the Yankees are an extremely exciting home team and the buzz in New York about the team is growing by the day. We wouldn't be surprised to see prices continue to rise in the next couple of days before games one and two.
Date accurate as of 10/13/09 at 9:00 PM
(Game #1) AL Championship Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at New York Yankees - Yankee Stadium (Bronx, NY)
Fri, Oct 16 at 7:57 PM
Tickets listed = 13,000+
Get-in price (lowest price) ticket = $164
Average ticket price = $379
Average Legends Section ticket = $2,860 (Best Value = $1,099)
Average Grandstand Outfield Section tickets = $224 (Best Value = $164)
(Game #2) AL Championship Series: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at New York Yankees - Yankee Stadium (Bronx, NY)
Sat, Oct 17 at 7:57PM
Tickets listed = 15,000+
Get-in price (lowest price) ticket = $57
Average ticket price = $388
Average Legends Section ticket = $2,750 (Best Value = $1265) There are single tickets starting at $989
Average Grandstand Outfield Section tickets = $248 (Best Value = $182)
One caveat is the weather. Steve DiMartino of NYNJPAWeather.com is hinting at some very stormy conditions for the end of the week into the weekend which could threaten ALCS games one and two. If you are on the fence about spending the big bucks on tickets for the first couple of ALCS games, an option would be to wait it out and see if people bail on their tickets because of a bad weather forecast. You'll be surprised at how many "fair weather fans" there are - even for playoff games.
Another item to note from the above chart is the average ticket price at Citizen's Bank Park in Philadelphia. With the cost of Legends Seats at Yankee Stadium, it seems hard to believe that any stadium would have a higher average ticket price. Yankees fans should keep this in mind in case the Yankees and the Phillies square off in the World Series. Philadelphia might only be a couple of hours away on I-95, but tickets are notoriously hard to come by for playoff games.