Despite dropping three of four to the first-place Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend, the New York Yankees are still in prime position to qualify for the 2015 postseason as the top Wild Card team in the American League. Toronto’s lead over the Yankees sits at three games with a three-game set later this month that may very well decide the division. In any case, the postseason is still very much within grasp for the Bronx Bombers, and their fans will be able to enjoy the rest of the journey getting there, while also having a chance to book a seat for the future.
Due to the buzz surrounding the Yanks being on track of returning to the playoffs for the first time since the 2012 season, tickets are averaging $100.67 the rest of the way on the secondary market. Looking a bit deeper into the playoff picture, higher prices emerge. The average ticket price to the AL Wild Card game at Yankee Stadium is $247.44 with a get-in price of $75. For the American League Division Series, the three Yankees home games have an average price of $296.15 on the secondary market for the three games, with the most expensive game coming in at an average of $319.67 and a get-in price of $89.
One way fans can save on playoff tickets compared to the secondary market is by buying directly from the team, where postseason prices start at just $21. So compared to the secondary market, fans who buy tickets directly from the team can save at least $50 per game or more depending on the section. But those tickets can be hard to come by during the postseason, as demand skyrockets. Season ticket holders get preferred access to those tickets before the general public, which is a fact that the Yankees are using as an incentive to spur 2016 season tickets. The Yankees have released the Chase For 28 package, giving fans who submit their 2016 season ticket deposit access to postseason tickets directly from the box office, and flex pack pricing on remaining 2015 games.
No matter how the rest of this season unfolds, it seems like there’s no question the Yankees will be right back in the playoff mix in 2016, making this is tremendous deal for any fan of the team. Clearly, the future is very bright, as New York boasts a roster that not only leans on talented veterans, but productive youngsters as well that will be impactful players for the club over the next several years.
Of course, the success the Yankees are enjoying this season has been brought upon by a few familiar faces and a couple of new ones. Alex Rodriguez, who returned from his one-year suspension, has reminded everyone why he was always long considered one of the best players in the game.
Meanwhile, Mark Teixeira also enjoyed a renaissance season before going down with injury, and Brett Gardner earned his first All-Star berth with his own solid play this year. As for new faces, Luis Severino and Greg Bird have come up from the minor leagues, giving Yankee fans a glimpse of what’s in store for the future. The club’s biggest strength, arguably, has been at the back-end of the bullpen, where Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances reside as the best 1-2 punch in baseball closing out ballgames.
If the season were to end today with the Yankees in the top Wild Card spot, they’d be getting prepared to host the Houston Astros in the AL Wild Card Game, with the winner moving on to the Divisional Series round. At the same time, there’s still a few weeks left for the Yankees to catch up to Toronto at the top of the AL East, potentially making the rest of the campaign even more fun. With the Chase for 28 package, Yankee fans can take in a majority of the exciting action live, while getting set for what is sure to be another wild year in 2016.