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Yankee Stadium is home to New York’s newest franchise. The MLS’s poster child for the 2015 season – along with Orlando City SC – is NYC FC, who sets to kick things off in the Bronx this Sunday against the New England Revolution. The club’s inception has been met with some uncertainty as to how it will coexist with the Yankees, but massive ticket demand for its inaugural match is proving that New Yorkers are interested and willing to pay to see the city’s hottest new attraction.READ MORE: Federal Arrest Warrant Issued For Gabby Petito's Missing Fiancé Brian Laundrie
Interest is so high that the club is opening the 300 and 400 levels of the stadium for the first match. Those levels will normally be off-limits to fans in all other home games this season. More than 30,000 tickets have been sold to the game, prompting management to expand seating areas in recent days. Being a part of history comes with a price, however.
With the opening of the grandstand, fans can find the cheapest NYC FC tickets on Ticketmaster for $25.80 (including service fees). Sitting in the bleacher area will run anywhere between $30 and $40 while field seating is listed from $35 to $71.30. If planning to watch from premium clubs or suites, the Delta SKY360 suite boasts a $107 ticket and Legends and Champions Seating ranges anywhere from $159 to $260.95 – the most expensive tickets available on the primary market.READ MORE: 'I Can't Take This Anymore': Heavy Rain In Tri-State Area Renews Flooding Concerns For Many Still Dealing With Damage From Ida
The secondary market is seeing similar prices for Sunday’s game. The average price for New York City FC vs. New England Revolution tickets on TiqIQ is $202.79, which is 135.1% more expensive than the club’s season average of $86.24. The get-in price starts at $28.
While there has been some concern around the Bronx about how the field conditions will be while both the soccer club and Yankees will share the field, Yankee Stadium insists that its grounds crew has planned appropriately for quick turnaround windows.
As for the game itself, the New England Revolution will be a formidable first opponent for the newly created club. The Revs enter the 2015 MLS season as the defending Eastern Conference champion and will again be led by Lee Nguyen, who was named as a finalist for the now-named Landon Donovan MVP Award.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 13 Injured In Shooting At Kroger In Collierville, Tennessee
NYC FC will begin its season with David Villa as its primary striker but eagerly anticipates the arrival of Frank Lampard later this summer. Lampard is currently a member of Manchester City in the Premier League and is slated to begin play in New York in early-June following the conclusion of the Premier League season.