With the news that Kevin Youkilis is out for the season for the Boston Red Sox, baseball pundits have deemed this series a do or die series for the Sox against the rival New York Yankees this weekend.

As the four game series at Yankee Stadium commences, Boston is six games back of the first place Yankees, 5.5 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the Wild Card, and in the midst of a lethal stretch where they play 17 games in a row, including their next 10 on the road. Yet, many wonder if the Sox can bounce from losing Youk and make up pivotal ground in the AL East.

Although it is only August, this series at Yankee Stadium should have a playoff-like atmosphere, as a series win by the Yankees could effectively end the Red Sox season, while wins by the Sox could make it an even tighter three-team division race.

Given the magnitude of this series, Here at SeatGeek we wanted to see how high ticket prices were transacting on the secondary market for each game.

Generally, Yankees vs. Red Sox tickets are going to go for more than any other ticket, as demand is very high for this historic rivalry. Yet, it seems as if the importance of this series is driving the ticket prices up even more than usual.

For this four game series, the average transaction price is $132. Each game is transacting well above $100, with the highest priced game being Saturday, August 7. The average transaction price for that game is $162—the most expensive game at Yankee Stadium this season thus far.

Red Sox @ Yankees, August 2010. Average Transaction Prices





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