Yankee Ticket Prices Soar After Steinbrenner Death
July 15, 2010
It has been a sad week for New York Yankee fans with the passing of two Yankee legends: Bob Sheppard and George Steinbrenner. The team has been off most of the week with the All-Star game taking place on Tuesday. Friday night against the Tampa Bay Rays is the first home game for the Yankees since both men died. The Yankees are planning a tribute to the long-time public address announcer and owner before Friday's game. Additional ceremonies will take place on Saturday during Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium.
Looks like Yankee fans are anteing up for the opportunity to pay tribute as well to Sheppard and Steinbrenner. Ticket prices for Friday's game started creeping up after Sheppard's death and now have more than doubled to $173 on average after Steinbrenner's death according to FanSnap which aggregates search results for dozens of ticket providers (the chart below reflects the resale market through Wednesday). Ticket prices for all remaining Yankee home games are up 10% on the secondary market since Steinbrenner's death.