The Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise has hiked its ticket prices for the fifth consecutive year, with an increase of 1.7 per cent set for the 2020 season.
The team’s pricing will also change based on five different tiers of games, with the cost of Diamond, Tiers 1,2 and 3 games increasing, while prices for Tiers 4 and 5 games decrease.
Fans can expect to pay no less that $30 for a seat at the 37,731-capacity Fenway Park, although reduced pricing remains available for students, clergy, veteran and active duty members of the military.
Prices have risen every year since 2009, except for in 2012, 2013, and 2015 when ticket prices were frozen. The biggest hike followed the two-year price freeze, with costs jumping 4.8 per cent in 2014.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) October 8, 2019
The average cost of the most expensive tickets at Fenway will rise from $161.14 to $163.91 next season.
Standing Room Only tickets will see an increase from an average of $21.14 to $25.86, which still remains the cheapest admission. However, the $4.72 differential is the largest increase for next season.
Attendance is down across the MLB, although the Red Sox were one of the teams that saw an increase in attendance in 2019, from 35,747 in 2018 to 36,106 this year.