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24/7 Wall Street: The Most Expensive Tickets in Sports

3. New York Yankees

Avg. Ticket Price: $70.81
W-L Past 10 Years: 60.2% (highest)
Championships Past 10 Years: 1
Avg. Home Attendance: 45,107

In 2009, the Yankees moved out of the “House That Ruth Built” and into a new ballpark. The team’s new digs hold 6,599 fewer fans than the old park, and the average face-value ticket price rose significantly after the move. Even with a smaller park and more expensive seats, the Yanks still managed to increase their attendance by 4.2% between 2002 and 2011. The team averaged 45,107 fans in 2011, and those buying on the secondary market paid an average $70.81 to attend games at Yankee Stadium. These figures could be a product of the team’s loyal fan base, or just its continued success. The Bronx Bombers boasted a league-leading 975 wins between 2002 and 2011 and won the World Series in 2009, their first year in the new ballpark. The Yankees are now valued by Forbes at $1.85 billion, tied with the Cowboys for the highest among all sports franchises. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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