New York Yankees baseball fans are paying a premium for tickets to see Aaron Judge break a record.
- Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is on the cusp of breaking the team’s record for most home runs in a single season.
- Fans are hoping to see the record broken and as a result ticket prices are skyrocketing.
- Tickets for outfield seats, where the record-breaking home run will likely land, are selling for more than $1,000.
- Fans have developed hot maps that track where the 6’7” slugger usually hits the ball, and aim to get seats in those locations.
Why it’s news
Aaron Judge is getting very close to breaking the Yankees record for most home runs hit in a single season.
Roger Maris set the current Yankees franchise record for home runs in the season in 1961 with 61 and Judge follows close behind with 60 home runs so far this season.
With Judge being so close to breaking the record fans are jumping on the chance to see it happen and selling out tickets fast and resellers are ramping up the prices.
One pair of tickets in the first row of Section 104 in right field sold for $1,132, according to ticket resale marketplace SeatGeek.
Since Tuesday, when Judge hit his 60th home run of the year, the average sale price for outfield tickets to the Red Sox series at Yankee Stadium is $197 on the secondary market, up from $72 this year, according to SeatGeek.
Major League Baseball has set a pace tracker for Judge and he is on track to hit 65 home runs soon and leave fans very happy.