5.21.2012

Andy Pettitte’s return sparks climb in Yankees ticket prices

Earlier this year, in the middle of Spring Training, it was announced that the 39-year-Andy Pettitte decides to retire, signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. Late mean that he would be willing to join the team until about May, and at that moment as if the Yankees face the problem of too many pitchers and not enough places in the rotation. However, the underwhelming performance from the likes of Phil Hughes and Freddy Garcia, management and fans are more than ready to Pettitte on returning to the big leagues.

Tuesday brought the announcement that Pettitte would be the beginning of the first in the majors since 2010 this week, May 13 against the Seattle Mariners. Period of 72 hours before the announcement, the average price for a ticket to Sunday's match is $ 53.23. With 24-hour period after the announcement, however, the average ticket price rose 49% to $ 79.14. Pettitte excitement surrounding the return of activity to be encouraged as well. Our estimates indicate that 2050 tickets have changed hands in the secondary market of 24-hour period after the announcement, which marked an increase of eight times the daily average for the transaction of the previous 72 hours.

If the activity and average ticket prices continue to rise, Sunday's match could end up being one of the most expensive home on the Yankees' yet this season. Not surprisingly, the Opening Day of the fight against the top spot with an average ticket price of $ 177.42. The only game behind the fight 14 April against the Los Angeles Angels, who have an average ticket price of $ 77.39. Due to recent price hikes, average for Sunday's game is easy to do at or above the 14 April game against the Angels. That being said, fans can still see Pettitte's first start for as little as $ 15 of Section 419 races. For those with deeper pockets who are looking to get a little closer to the action, Legends seats in Section 18 may have $ 1,030. To get the latest information about ticket prices and availability, go to the event SeatGeek for this game on Sunday.

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