So far, Red Sox tickets outpacing Rays’ series

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As the final homestand of the regular season gets started this evening, ticket prices are on the rise. After a few homestands featuring mediocre opponents, the Yanks end their Yankee Stadium slate against Tampa Bay and the Rays, and RAB Tickets still has some great deals.

As the above chart from our partner TiqIQ shows, seats for the Rays’ games are currently going for less than those against the Red Sox. Only Thursday’s CC Sabathia/David Price rematch is going for above the season average. Meanwhile, even though the Red Sox face an elimination number of seven, the seats for this weekend are still going for a pretty penny. I’d expect the weekend prices to come down by a few bucks before all is said and done, but the Battle for First Place and potential ALCS preview should outpace yet another Yanks/Red Sox series.

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  • All Star Carl

    Man Yankees vs Rays is so much more entertaining.

  • A.D.

    Also have the factor that the Sox tickets are for the weekend vs weekday rays, which is going to be a factor.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      That, and the Red Sox are right in the thick of this heated playoff race and are on the verge of overtaking the inferior and less talented Yankees team.

      Mitch Williams

      • Steve H

        Also, Yankees fans know that they can go to any of the Sox games and be guaranteed to see and Ace in action.

        • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Not to mention the best bullpen in baseball.

    • Chris

      Yeah, it’s not at all surprising that a Saturday afternoon game is the highest priced ticket of the week.

  • vin

    I assume the price difference is due largely to the Sox series being played over the weekend. Am I wrong on this?

    • Frigidevil

      That and people have planned months in advance to see that series. Yankees-Red Sox in September is usually a big deal

  • larryf

    BTW, in looking at O’s ticket prices this past weekend I was told that they charge more for the Yanks, Red Sox and Phillies when they come to Camden. Do all teams charge more for the Yankees???

    • Benjamin Kabak

      Many. It’s variable ticket pricing based upon the quality of the opponent and demand for the seats. Makes total sense from an economic perspective.

      • vin

        Kinda makes me wonder why movie theaters don’t charge more for the hot new blockbuster as opposed to 3-week old dreck. I guess they can charge more for 3D or IMax. Maybe that’s where it begins.

        • CBean

          Because people probably would then just not see it opening night. With baseball it’s not like you can say you’ll see this game 3 weeks later. It’s always new.

    • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      Do all teams charge more for the Yankees???

      Do I have to answer your question three times?

    • Ross in Jersey

      Supply and demand, my friend. Some of these teams struggle drawing 20,000 fans on a normal night. When the Yankees come to town for 3 days and draw 40,000+, they need to capitalize.

  • Kiersten

    The weekend thing, or that people think we’re gonna clinch a playoff berth against the Sox. Which is going to be fun.