NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Baseball in New York has flourished after a chilly April. Both the Yankees and Mets have identical 15-11 records at the end of the season's opening month. Hopes are high for both clubs, but average home ticket prices vary considerably between hometown parks in the Bronx and Queens according to TiqIQ.
The Yankees have started strong with the help of a talented pitching staff and new, albeit expensive, off-season acquisitions Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury. With such a talent-packed roster, it's not surprising that the Yankees reign supreme in highest average ticket price in New York. At the beginning of May, the average price for New York Yankees tickets at Yankee Stadium is $132.22. The Yankees also lead the American League in total attendance at home with 538,433 fans already flocking to the House That Ruth Built.
For their part, the Mets have remained on pace to accomplish their goal of 90 wins set by general manager Sandy Alderson during spring training. With a starting pitching staff that has impressed early, the Mets have silenced the naysayers, at least for the time being. The average price for New York Mets tickets at Citi Field is $97.81 after the first month of games on the Mets schedule, a stark contrast to Yankees tickets, which are almost 35% higher at Yankee Stadium. The Mets are currently sixth in total attendance in the National League, with 432,928 swiping their tickets at Citi Field this season.