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Rainout affects secondary ticket market

Bronx, N.Y. - Thursday, July 7, 2011. The

Bronx, N.Y. - Thursday, July 7, 2011. The high priced seats behind home plate were full tonight. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by David Pokress) Credit: Photo by David Pokress

The rainout of Friday's Rays-Yankees game threw a wrench into the frenzied secondary ticket market surrounding Derek Jeter's pursuit of 3,000 hits.

Fans who had paid a premium to see Friday's game mostly were out of luck. But in recognition of the unusual circumstances, StubHub announced that anyone who purchased tickets through that site who is unable (or unwilling) to attend the Sept. 22 makeup can receive a StubHub credit in exchange.

The rainout suddenly made Sunday's game vastly more attractive, because if Jeter does not get two hits Saturday, the big moment could come in the finale of the homestand.

Before Friday's rainout, the lowest asking price for Sunday on, which searches dozens of resale sites, was $26. After the rainout, it was $50. The average price for Sunday's game went from $137 pre-rainout to $196 afterward.

Another site that searches multiple resale sites,, said the average price for Sunday went from $142 at 5:30 p.m. to $204.78 by 8:30 p.m.


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