Fenway Park ticket prices way up for remaining Yankees-Red Sox games

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Game 121: Back in Boston

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By Jesse Lawrence, TiqIQ

At 8.5 games back, the Yankees play their first of 10 remaining games against the Red Sox tonight at Fenway Park. With a sweep of all 10, the Yankees would be back in first place, and the first five months of frustration would be forgotten. That’s a long shot; there’s a better chance that the Sox use these 10 games to bury the Yankees 2013 season. Based on prices for the three remaining series, it appears that Sox fans taste blood in the water and are looking to do everything they can do ensure the Yankees don’t see the light of postseason day. The six games at Fenway have an 88% premium above the Red Sox home average of $107. By contrast, the three Yankees games in early September only have an 18% premium above the Yankees season average of $89.

Fenway has 13,000 less seats than Yankee Stadium, which means that Red Sox tickets will always be more expensive than Yankees tickets. The premium, however, indicates that demand for the best rivalry in baseball has rebounded in Boston after last year’s disastrous Bobby Valentine experiment. As a point of comparison, the final series at Fenway last year on September 11th to 13th had an average price of $92, and you could get in for as little as $15. This year’s September series at Fenway has an average of $221 and the cheapest ticket is $51 to the Sunday night game and $88 to either of the other two games.

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Game 121: Back in Boston
  • trr

    This seems normal given the teams respective positions.

  • forensic

    With a sweep of all 10, the Yankees would be back in first place

    Not true.

    • vicki

      ya. the rays would be thrilled if we swept the sox.

      • JGYank

        Nah. That would just had another team to the race. They probably want us to go like 7-3 against the sox.

        • vicki

          they could go a lousy .500 over those ten games and still have a game and a half on the yankees. with the one game wildcard play-in they want the division.

          we’ve got 62 wins with 42 games left to play. we’re no threat to the rays, even if we were to miraculously take all ten from the sox.

  • vicki

    “As a point of comparison, the final series at Fenway last year on September 11th to 13th had an average price of $92, and you could get in for as little as $15. This year’s September series at Fenway has an average of $221 and the cheapest ticket is $51 to the Sunday night game and $88 to either of the other two games.”

    buncha pink-hatters.

  • The Real Greg

    I would think the Sox fans would rather beat the Yankees when both clubs are elite. They are supposed to dominate the Yankees this weekend. Takes a bit of the fun out of it.

    • forensic

      I don’t know that it takes the fun out of it.

      Personally, if both are good and the Yankees win, it’s awesome. If the Yankees are good, the Red Sox aren’t, and the Yankees crush and embarrass them, it’s still awesome.

      • The Real Greg

        But not as awesome as if both teams were good. In fact the Red Sox have a bit of added pressure on them to dominate this series and put the Yankees out of their misery.

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