When it comes to rewarding fans with special deals or yielding some of the best and most unique giveaways in all of baseball, the New York Yankees are unquestionably ranked amongst the top of the list, and continue to live up to that reputation with their latest offering.
Today, July 9, when the Yankees close out their three-game series with the Oakland Athletics at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium, fans will be able to purchase tickets at half-price in select areas around the stadium. This includes seating in the Terrace Level, Grandstand Level or Bleachers, which will all feature tickets at 50 percent off the advance ticket price for those who use their MasterCard in making their purchase. Tickets for MasterCard Half-Price Games may be bought in advance or on the day of the game.
In addition, for those still seeking out tickets, it’s worth noting that Yankees.com actually has numerous better ticket deals compared to other sellers on the secondary market. For instance, for those wanting to sit in section 316, row 3, you could pay just $80 for those seats if acquired straight from the Yankees, as opposed to $133, which is what they’re going for on the market. Additionally, you could also get better pricing in section 413, row 5, where tickets are going for $27 from secondary sellers, compared to just $22 from Yankees.com.
While the Athletics sit in last place in the American League West, they’re a team that should not be underestimated, as the Yankees found out on Tuesday night when they dropped the series opener. The A’s currently own a 39-48 record, but have played better than that overall, and have picked up their play as of late, winning five of their past eight. Interestingly, Oakland has performed at their best on the road, where they are 21-22, which easily tops their 18-26 record in home games, so the Yankees certainly cannot take them lightly.
Despite their current residency at the bottom of their division, the A’s will be sending two players to Cincinnati for the MLB All-Star Game next week. The Yankees experienced firsthand why one of those individuals is going to the Midsummer Classic, that being Oakland’s ace Sonny Gray, who has been terrific this season and helped pace the A’s to their series-opening win on Tuesday. The other All Star is Stephen Vogt as a result of his breakout campaign in 2015. He’s one of the big boppers in their lineup that New York must contain if they want to be victorious.
The Yankees currently lead the AL East 2.5 games over both the Orioles and Blue Jays. Due to the Rays’ recent struggles, in which they have lost nine of their past ten, the Yankees have gained some separation from Tampa Bay, being 3.5 games up on them now. Meanwhile, the Red Sox have improved as of late, and sit just five games back at the moment despite being in last. With all teams in the division so close together, it’s imperative that the Yankees continue to play quality baseball.