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The Red Sox will not raise ticket prices for 2013

Oct 15, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT

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Supply, meet demand:

The Red Sox announced this afternoon that ticket prices at Fenway Park — already the highest in the majors — will not go up for 2013 … The freeze applies to season tickets and individual game sales. The Red Sox have not raised prices since 2011.

Team president Larry Lucchino noted in the release that the team has “fallen short of [its] goals to play postseason baseball,” and thus no ticket price increase was warranted.  Put differently, he knows that people would scream bloody murder if they went up.

  1. aceshigh11 - Oct 15, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    How about LOWERING the prices, Larry?

    • Panda Claus - Oct 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

      Considering the major salary dump, you’d think some sort of fan rebate would be in order.

      But alas the professional sports ticket price business model doesn’t work that way.

    • 18thstreet - Oct 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

      Option B: don’t buy the tickets.

    • dcfan4life - Oct 15, 2012 at 9:22 PM

      Hate to turn the flip side, but this is the punishment those top fan bases get for turning out to see crappy products. We do the same in DC for the Redskins. If you will sell out regardless of the product the prices will inherently go up.

  2. kevinbnyc - Oct 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    I had no idea they were the highest in baseball. That’s kind of disturbing, given the prices I’ve paid/seen elsewhere.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 16, 2012 at 2:18 AM

      Because of the tiny ballpark, decade of being a top franchise and a large following.

  3. lapsncaps - Oct 15, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    So the Sox will be keeping the tickets the same price for ACE Ticket, who will then turn it around and raise their prices for the games.

  4. jason9696 - Oct 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    I should hope not.

    They should actually have 50% discounts for all of next seasons tickets because of the disastrous season they just had. We know that’s not going to be happening though.

  5. pinkfloydprism - Oct 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    As a Sox fan, I prefer that you all start referring to them as the Red Sux, because mostly everything about this organization sucks right now…

  6. beefytrout - Oct 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    So a price increase would be warranted if they were in the ALCS right now?

  7. chill1184 - Oct 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    It would very arrogant of them if they did raise prices

  8. bloodysock - Oct 15, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Wait, isn’t is all StubHub’s fault?

  9. ricepilof - Oct 15, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    I haven’t been to a Sox game since 2004 mainly cause the good seats are over priced. Also caused me to eventually stop following baseball. Great job red Sox. maybe if they keep the ticket prices the same for the next thirty years will they in turn be actually worth that much dough.

  10. serbingood - Oct 15, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    Finally the Red Sox beat the Yankees at something this year! Hip Hip Jorge!!!

  11. willclarkgameface - Oct 16, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    A couple weeks ago I did a quick scan of the ticket prices in Fenway over the last 15 years for the highest priced ticket in the park. In 1997 the ticket behind/near home plate was $26. In 2012 it was $130. Each year they mostly increased those seats $5, sometimes $10. One year they didn’t increase and then the next year after that they went up $20.

    Prices will go up dramatically in 2014. Just you wait.

    This team is an insufferable watch right now. And if you’re going to charge that much for a ticket, don’t you think that the seat should be at least a little comfortable? Fenway needs to be torn down and something constructed in its place It’s just time.

  12. richwizl - Oct 16, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    You couldn’t pay me to go there, now; not worth it, even if they were good.

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