There was an article in the New York Post newspaper this morning, claiming the Yankees were going to raise ticket prices for Derek Jeter‘s ceremony. In response to that, the Yankees released a statement discussing the issue.
The New York Yankees would like to clarify any misperceptions or inaccuracies contained in a story today (July 20, 2014) in the New York Post. The New York Yankees have not, did not, and will not raise any ticket prices for the game to be played in Yankee Stadium on September 7, or for that matter, any other game to be played at Yankee Stadium this season. The statement that “[t]he team hiked the cheapest tickets on its Web site a stunning 1,250 percent – from $16 to $250 …” is absolutely and categorically untrue.
The story confuses the primary ticket market with the secondary ticket market. That is, tickets that are being sold by fans who already purchased the tickets. There are numerous resale markets including StubHub, Craigslist, Yankees Ticket Exchange, and VividSeats, where fans and brokers post tickets to be resold.