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Baseball season is here, and the New York Yankees are in an interesting position. After two seasons of missing out on the playoffs, the Yankees want to get back to the winning ways their fans have been accustomed to over the past 20 years. In order to do so, the Yankees will need a little more luck than they had last season when it comes to the health of their players.
2015 could be an intriguing season for the Yankees, as they start to shape their roster and build towards success both in the present and future. This makes for an exciting fan experience, and one that fans should be eager to see in person. The post-Jeter Yankees can still put on a show, and getting to Yankee Stadium is always a worthwhile experience.
While many fans may be already planning their trips to the Bronx, it is interesting to note that many people simply assume that the secondary market is the place to go for the best deals on Yankee tickets. However, that is not always the case as Yankees.com routinely has better deals than the secondary market. This is even true for the most in demand games early in the season, including the contests between the Yankees and the Red Sox, Mets, and even Opening Day against the Blue Jays.
Additionally, each week the Yankees also send out their MasterCard Monday deal email. For Terrace level, Grandstand level and Bleacher seats, fans can receive 25-50% off purchases for the games of MasterCard’s choosing.
There are even three games in April that are MasterCard $5 games, where tickets cost just $5. The April 9 game against Toronto and the April 27-28 games against Tampa Bay are slated as such promotional nights, which is an incredible deal for anyone with a MasterCard. This is especially true on April 28, which is Masahiro Tanaka bobblehead night. Bobblehead promotions tend to drive up prices on the secondary market, making a Tanaka bobblehead for $5 a hard deal to pass up, especially when the cheapest tickets on the secondary market are currently $11.
There are plenty of other examples in which tickets directly from Yankees.com are less expensive than the secondary market. For example, for April 10 against the Boston Red Sox, 100-level tickets are available on Yankees.com for $100. Comparatively, on the secondary market, such as TiqIQ.com, that same section and row lists tickets at $122.
For Opening Day against the Toronto Blue Jays, 100-level tickets are listed with a get-in price of $200 directly from the Yankees, whereas the comparable Yankees Ticket Exchange get-in is $210.
There is currently a better deal on Yankees.com than the secondary market for 18 of the 22 Yankees home games in April and May. It’s a common misconception that buying from team site directly is more expensive than the secondary market, but that will not be the case early in the season. Yankees.com has the best prices, and nothing brings a buyer more confidence than buying from the team directly.