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Courtesy of the New York Post:
If you want tickets for the May 14 Derek Jeter Night at Yankee Stadium, be prepared to dig deep.
It’s going to cost you significantly more than a routine regular season game at Yankee Stadium or even a Subway Series matchup.
Bleacher ticket prices for the Jeter game are priced at $140-$155, according to the team’s ticket Web site. That’s a 604 percent increase over the same seats for the April 13 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
It’s a 181 percent increase over the price of bleacher seats for the Aug. 14 game vs. the Mets.
And it’s not just bleacher seats that are sky high for Jeter night.
Grandstand seating prices range from $150-$160 for the 7:45 p.m. game against the Astros when Jeter’s No. 2 will be retired and a Monument Park plaque will be dedicated to The Captain.
That’s up 414 percent from the Rays game ($10-$31) and 391 percent over the Mets offering ($10-$45).
The varied ticket prices are common practice throughout baseball and, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s plan, the Yankees are the last major league team to implement it.
Jeter will be the last of the Yankees’ Core Four to be honored. Mariano Rivera’s No. 42 was retired at the end of 2013 while Andy Pettitte’s 46 and Jorge Posada’s 20 were retired in 2015 .
The retirement of Jeter’s No. 2 means the Yankees will have no single-digit uniform numbers to hand out anymore. It will be the 21st number to be retired by the Yankees, including all uniform numbers 1 through 10.
Jeter’s last game at Yankee Stadium in 2014 was a memorable one as the shortstop capped his Bronx career with a walkoff single to beat the Orioles. He finished his career as the team’s all-time hits leader with 3,465.
Since his career ended, Jeter hasn’t spent much time at The Stadium, instead focusing on his post-baseball publishing career. He established The Players Tribune shortly after retiring.
Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner last week was asked about Jeter’s lack of involvement with the team since his retirement.
“I don’t want to speak for Derek, but there are no hard feelings there,” Steinbrenner told The Post.
Jeter and his supermodel wife, Hannah, recently announced they are expecting their first child.