In ten years time, the New York Yankees almost doubled its revenue, generating more than 500 million U.S. dollars in revenues in 2014. The team is the most valuable MLB franchise with a value of over three billion U.S. dollars. This is roughly three times higher than the average value of MLB teams. The Yankees are also amongst the most valuable and popular sports teams worldwide.
More than three million people attend games of the New York Yankees each season at the new Yankee Stadium, which was opened for the 2009 season. The average regular season attendance was at around 40 thousand over the past few years. The average ticket price for games of the New York Yankees has remained relatively stable over the past few years at around 50 U.S. dollars. The Yankees are also very popular on social media as the team’s accounts on Twitter and Facebook are the most followed and liked of all MLB teams.