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Red Sox announce 2.5 percent ticket hike for 2019 season

John Tomase
November 15, 2018 - 10:54 am

Attending a Red Sox game next season is going to cost a little bit more.

The team announced on Thursday that 2019 ticket prices will rise by an average of 2.5 percent, with the steepest increases coming on a package of marquee games that includes the home opener, a World Series rematch with the Dodgers, and three games against the Yankees.

Those new ticket tier, called Diamond, will increase by an average of 10 percent and will cover six games: April 9 against the Blue Jays, July 12-13 vs. the Dodgers, and games against the Yankees on July 26-27 and Sept. 7.

Tickets for the remaining 73 home games (the Red Sox will also play two “home” games at the end of June in London vs. the Yankees) will rise by an average of 1.6 percent. In actual dollars, prices will increase anywhere from 53 cents (RF box and terrace) to $6.14 (some field boxes) per ticket.

The Red Sox have raised prices by an average of 1.8 percent per year since 2009.