(TiqIQ/CBS) – As the baseball season heats up and temperatures continue to rise, so will New York Yankees ticket prices. The Bombers will face several key divisional opponents at home during the summer months, including the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles. The New York Yankees schedule will also feature two home series against the Boston Red Sox in June and September.
The average price for home 2014 New York Yankees tickets is listed at $129.05. The Yankees will host the Toronto Blue Jays in a four-game series beginning September 18 with slugger Jose Bautista and former Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey leading a promising Blue Jay roster. The average Yankees vs Blue Jays ticket price is $220.52 and marks the second highest priced series at Yankee Stadium this year, with tickets going for 70.88% above home average for the 2014 season.
The Red Sox travel to the Bronx for three games on June 27. Arguably the most celebrated rivalry in all of sports, Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees tickets for this series will go for an average price of $144.14, which is 11.6% above Yankee home average. Boston will return in early September with average ticket prices listed at $140.37 for the three-game series starting September 3.
Home prices at Yankee Stadium will be the highest when the Orioles come to town for a four-game stint starting September 22. Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees tickets will go for $283.97, which is 120% above the home average for the 2014 regular season. Expect the youthful Oriole offense to make a late statement against the Yankees as the season winds down in late September.
The Yankees added several high-profile stars to their roster this past offseason, signing Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, and Japanese superstar pitcher Masahiro Tanaka over the winter. Ellsbury and Tanaka received the largest contracts with each player earning 9-figure salaries over seven years. The Yankees are renowned for big-time signings and they have not failed to impress with this year’s offseason acquisitions.
Big signings mean big expectations for the Yankees this season and their rich lineup will be put to the test against a competitive AL East. Fans will expect the very best from the Bronx Bombers with home ticket prices significantly higher during divisional match ups this summer. If both old and new stars align correctly, the more than half billion dollars the Yankees dished out during the offseason will be an afterthought in the race for ring number 28.
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