To the victors go the spoils -- one of which is the ability to raise ticket prices.
The Boston Red Sox announced Thursday they are raising Fenway Park ticket prices for 2019 home games by an average of 2.5 percent.
Tickets to regular season home games now will range from $21.14 for general standing room to $161.14 for the most expensive field box, compared to the $19.81 to $155 range from 2018.
The Red Sox also introduced a new "Diamond" tier of six marquee games that will feature price hikes of an average of 10 percent. Those six contests are the club's home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 9; two World Series rematch games against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 12 and 13; and three contests with the rival New York Yankees on July 26, July 27 and Aug. 7.
Boston's remaining 73 home games, which are priced from "Tier 1" to "Tier 4" based on the matchup, will only increase by an average of 1.6 percent. (If you're wondering about those two missing home games, the Red Sox are playing a two-game set against the Yankees in London on June 29 and 30.)
An increase in ticket prices is to be expected after the Red Sox's dominant 2018 World Series campaign. But these raises actually are in line with the team's price bumps of years past.
Red Sox raising average ticket prices 2.5 percent for 2019. Their percentage raises every year since the 2013 championship:— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) November 15, 2018
Boston will begin the 2019 regular season on an 11-game road trip starting March 28 before its home opener against the Blue Jays on April 9.
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