Forget The Rent For A Few Months! Tickets To Derek Jeter’s Last Game At Yankee Stadium Top $15,225
Anyone attending Derek Jeter’s last game as a New York Yankee at Yankee Stadium, saved a pretty penny. The tickets for Thursday’s game were a minimum of $379 per ticket. And that is for the upper deck.
“As of Tuesday afternoon there were 1,398 tickets available for the game on StubHub.com, ranging in price from $379 for upper deck seats in the outfield to $15,225 for upper deck seats behind home plate,” reports Business Insider.
The least expensive “good” seats available in the first 15 to 20 rows closest to the infield are going for $3,852 per seat. Seats in the bleachers where tickets are starting at $432 per seat.This is quite a markup–seats that are now $379 usually go for $20 and the $3,852 seats would be normally sold for $655.
Jeter has made news on and off the field. He will be wrapping up his 20th season with the team during which time was a five-time World Series champion. Team caption Jeter is the Yankees’ all-time career leader in hits, games played, stolen bases, and at bats. (Maybe someone should tell Keith Olbermann.) Jeter was also in the spotlight during his romance with Mariah Carey.
Outside of sports, Jeter has a partnership with Simon & Schuster for an imprint called Jeter Publishing, which will put out nonfiction books for adults, children’s picture books, elementary grade fiction, and books for children who are learning to read. Its first book was released earlier this month. The Contract is aimed at the middle school market and loosely based on Jeter’s own Little League baseball memories, reports The New York Post. It immediately went to No. 1 on children’s baseball book on Amazon and was ranked No. 61 overall in the children’s market. Jeter’s big coffee table photo book, Jeter Unfiltered, will be published October 28.
More than that, he’ll clearly be missed just because. Check out this tearjerker, ICYMI.