The New York Yankees’ spring training got a lot more interesting in the past few days. It will be the last time Derek Jeter will be in Tampa preparing for a season. Yankees spring training tickets have an average price of $48. It’s likely plenty of fans will be flooding into Steinbrenner Field to see Jeter in his final spring training.
3/18/14 vs Boston Red Sox | Avg. Price $66.81 | Get-in Price $29
As no surprise, the Red Sox are the most expensive opponent for the Yankees in March. Adding to the rivalry, even in spring training, is Boston coming off a World Series win last season. This game is 39% above the average spring training price and holds the highest get-in price of the spring.
3/16/14 vs Atlanta Braves | Avg. Price $56.73 | Get-in Price $21
Games against Atlanta were some of the highlights of Jeter’s early seasons as World Series opponents in both 1996 and 1999. Those games don’t hold much weight in a spring training matchup, but as the Braves are reigning NL East champions, it could give fans hope for one more Atlanta-New York World Series matchup.
3/9/14 vs Tampa Bay Rays | Avg. Price $55.30 | Get-in Price $22
Tampa Bay will be playing in Tampa as the away team, as they play their spring training games in Port Charlotte instead of Tampa or St. Petersburg. In past years, spring training games between these two teams have gotten heated.
3/21/14 vs Pittsburgh Pirates | Avg. Price $50.04 | Get-in Price $17
The Pirates were one of the surprise teams last season and will be looking to make the playoffs once again in 2014. With the game coming in just above the spring average, the $17 get-in price is the lowest of the top spring training games for the Yankees.
3/12/14 vs Detroit Tigers | Avg. Price $48 | Get-in Price $18
Jeter suffered his ankle injury in the playoffs against the Tigers in 2012. The game against Detroit comes in exactly at the Yankees spring average with a relatively low get-in price compared to the other top games of the spring.
Yankees tickets should start to see an increase even in the spring due to Jeter’s retirement announcement. The bigger increase in prices will come during the regular season, so fans wanting to get less expensive tickets to see Jeter, spring training could be a good bet.