Boston Red Sox 2013 News and Updates
10/21/13 - The Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in Game 6 to advance to the World Series for the first time since 2007. The average price of World Series tickets
in Boston is $1,565. Because the Sox have home-field advantage, that average is based on a potential four home games. Since the beginning of the postseason, the average price has dropped 14%, 9% since last Tuesday. However, World Series tickets in Boston remain the most expensive of the two ball clubs. Red Sox World Series tickets are 18% more expensive than Bruins Stanley Cup Finals tickets were this year.
10/11/12 - The Red Sox advanced to the ALCS after taking the Division Series over Tampa Bay in four games. Boston will compete for its 13th American League pennant; but they'll have to overtake the Detroit Tigers, a team they went 3-4 against in the 2013 regular season. The two baseball powerhouse franchises have never met before in the postseason. ALCS tickets
in Boston are the most expensive in the LCS, averaging $624, 7% less than Boston Bruins ECF tickets
10/4/2013 - Heading into Division Series play, the Boston Red Sox have the most expensive World Series tickets on the market at an average price of $1,812. World Series Game 2 in Boston is the cheapest, averaging $1,554 a ticket at Fenway.
9/24/13 - The Boston Red Sox have not only clinched a playoff berth but the team has also secured their seventh East Division title, their first since 2007 (the same year the team won its seventh World Series). Just a year ago, the franchise was dead last in the AL East; in 2013, the Red Sox were the second team in MLB to earn a spot in the postseason and they’re division leaders. Appropriately, Boston picked up its title with Koji Uehara on the mound and a 6-3 win at home. ALDS tickets for the first home game at Fenway are averaging $316. ALCS tickets for HG1 (if applicable) are more than double the cost.
7/25/13 - The Bosox were not expected to do much in 2013, after a dismal, last-place 2012 performance. Instead, what they give us is yet another reason why baseball offers such compelling drama over a long season, standing atop the uber-competitive AL East at the All-Star break. Red Sox Nation are surely asking, can they keep it up?
3/26/13 – The Red Sox may be offering free food and cheap beer for the first month of the season to lure back fans to Fenway Park, but they aren’t cutting ticket prices. Boston has the 3rd most expensive ticket in MLB this April with series at home against the Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Kansas City Royals, Oakland Athletics, and Houston Astros. The Red Sox home opener will be April 8th against the Baltimore Orioles. Red Sox Opening Day tickets are priced from $52 (down $23 since February) in the Bleachers to $846 for a Field Box and average $188. If you wait two days, you can see the same two teams play for an average of $40. The cheapest series in April will come against the A’s with tickets available for under $10 to each of the three games.
Boston Red Sox 2013 Season
After long being the darlings of the American League, the Boston Red Sox finally crashed to earth in 2012 with their first losing record since 1997, and finishing last in the highly-competitive American League East for the first time since 1992. Although well supported by the Fenway Park faithful, the regime of first year skipper Bobby Valentine struggled both on the field as well as off, with Valentine being responsible for a number of headline incidents which proved corrosive to team chemistry. As well, several key players struggled with injuries, most notably DH David Ortiz, who was limited to just 90 games in 2012
Even still, Big Papi finished second on the team in homers to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and was getting on base at a .415 clip. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez was the only Bosox player with sufficient appearances to qualify for the batting title to hit .300. Only two starting pitchers for the Red Sox qualified for the ERA title (162 or more innings pitched) — Clay Buchholz, who was 11-8 with a 4.56 ERA and 129 strikeouts; and Jon Lester, who was 9-14, with an ERA of 4.82 and 166 K's. Red Sox Nation is certainly hoping for more in 2013. Boston Red Sox tickets at Fenway Park are the second most expensive MLB ticket in 2013, averaging $106 — only Chicago Cubs fans will pay more to see a home game this season. Boston fans following the team on the road should expect to pay an average of $5 less per ticket.