Rain Creates Bargains, Risks for Derek Jeter's Last Home Game

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For some fans, the opportunity to be in Yankee Stadium for Derek Jeter's last home game—Thursday night's matchup against the Baltimore Orioles—doesn't outweigh the prospect of getting soaked. Average ticket prices for the game have fallen 16 percent since Wednesday morning, to $697.75, according to secondary market aggregator TiqIQ. The cheapest "get in" price dropped 33 percent, to $230. "The rain is lessening demand," said Chris Matcovich, vice president of data for TiqIQ.

At current prices, tickets for the game are still substantially higher than for your typical regular-season Yankees game, where the average ticket runs $116 but smart fans can snap up bleacher seats for under $10. It's a veritable bargain for Jeter's last home game, however. "The lowest [get-in] prices have dropped after his announcement was $220," Matcovich said. Fans holding out on buying to see if either the weather clears or prices drop may not see any better deals. "We're down to just over 1,000 tickets available, and the price hasn't moved much," he said.


-- CNBC's Kelli Grant