TiqIQ’s Red Sox Playoff Ticket Preview

Of all the teams that have a playoff position locked in, the Red Sox have the most expensive average ticket price on the secondary market. They also have the highest premium compared to their regular season average of any team in the playoffs. The 270% premium is ahead of both the Dodgers and Pirates, and an indication for how excited Red Sox fans are for an October run.

If you’re looking to catch some of the action without breaking the bank, the LDS is definitely your best bet. The current average price for Red Sox tickets at Fenway for the LDS is $373, which is almost $200 more than the next highest team, the Dodgers.  Dodgers tickets have an average price $182, which is the highest price for any non wild-card team in the NL.  Pirates tickets have an average price of $184, but they’d first have to win a wild card game to play any of those.

At an average price of $329, game two for the Red Sox LDS is currently the cheapest game of the series and has a get-in price of $76. Game one has a slightly higher get-in price at $80.  If the series were to go to five games, the average price goes up to $397 and the get-in is $90. If you want to take a peek ahead, the average price for the ALCS is $841 with a get-in around $200. Currently, the average price for World Series Tickets at Fenway is $1,442, with a get-in price around $550.

Right now, Vegas has the Red Sox and the Dodgers as their favorites to make it to the fall classic. It would be a series for the ages, and it would also definitely increase prices from where they are today, making a $500 ticket harder to come by in mid October. You can check out all the XLDS series averages and premiums for all the teams that have already clinched a playoff position.

Team XLDS Avg. Reg Season Avg XLDS Premium
Reds $144.40 $45.00 220.89%
Pirates $184.32 $51.00 261.41%
Braves $115.46 $52.00 122.04%
Cardinals $131.55 $57.72 127.91%
Dodgers $182.53 $53.61 240.48%
NL Avg $151.65 $51.87 192.39%
Red Sox $373.18 $100.60 270.95%
Tigers $145.91 $60.79 140.02%
A’s $173.46 $55.00 215.38%
AL Avg $230.85 $72.13 220.05%

Check out our ticket link in the navigation for ticket to any game during the playoffs, as well as other Boston-area tickets.

SPONSORED POST – Red Sox/Yankees Ticket Availability This Weekend

With the All-Star Break coming to a close, the Red Sox will host the New York Yankees this weekend to start off the 2nd half of the regular season. Red Sox tickets will be a tough grab, as the series average currently sits at $207 per ticket. This average price is almost $100 more than the Sox’s home average this season.

Demand for Red Sox vs. Yankees tickets is always high but this weekend’s hefty prices are mainly due to the Red Sox and Yankees place in the standings. The AL East is a tight race as usual, and the first place Red Sox are back to their usual sellouts after having their Fenway streak ended at the beginning of the season. The rivalry’s ticket prices were lower in the first few meetings most likely because the Red Sox and Yankees were not projected to finish at or near the top of the division. However, the Red Sox has responded well to new manager John Farrell’s philosophy and have held first place for much of the season. The Yankees come into this series trailing the Sox by six games, partially due to rash of injuries that have plagued the team throughout the season.

In Boston, fans have a lot of excitement in the direction of the team and would love to grab a great seat for a game versus a heated rival. The All-Star Break also creates buildup for the series and has Bostonians thinking more about flocking to Fenway this weekend.

Along with the fans, the networks have also picked up on the demand for this series, as all three games will be on national television. MLB Network has the Friday game, while FOX will air the Saturday afternoon game in regional areas. The weekend wraps up with a primetime game on ESPN featuring star pitchers Jon Lester and C.C. Sabathia.

Saturday’s game will be the toughest, or at least the most expensive ticket in town with a Get-In price of $70, compared to Friday’s and Sunday’s of $45 and $42, respectively. Saturday games tend to yield the highest prices because of convenience to fans, especially in this case with the Sunday meeting set for a late 8 P.M. first pitch. The Yankees have continued to set the bar high on the road, with Yankees tickets averaging $123 per seat. However, this series will be 69% more expensive than the average road price with the immense interest for this series. With attractive pitching matchups and an intriguing race in the division, ticket prices reflect the Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry should be on full display this weekend at Fenway.

Red Sox win third straight, trade deadline looms

The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 7-3 Monday night at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz delivered his third straight outstanding performance going eight innings allowing three runs (two earned), on five hits while striking out four. Dustin Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks each hit two-run home runs supplying the Red Sox with all the offense they needed.

Today at 4 p.m marks the Major League Baseball trade deadline and plenty of rumors surrounding the Red Sox have surfaced, particularly surrounding Josh Beckett. Teams reportedly interested in the right-hander are the Dodgers, Braves and Ranges, but many Red Sox insiders have downplayed those reports (Alex Speier gave a good run down of where things stood last night with the team on the trade front).

Today should be more of the same with more rumors being thrown around, with most of them being just that, rumors. In the Twitter age no rumor goes unreported. It is very unlikely that the Red Sox will make a blockbuster move. If a move were to be made, it would be a minor one involving a current role player. Outfielder Ryan Sweeney, who has come up in trade talks, is unlikely to be dealt after punching a wall after grounding out last night. As always in this area and with this team, the trade deadline will be interesting.

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Careful shopping needed in this market– Nick Cafardo looks at the Red Sox’ situation at today’s trade deadline and warns they need to be very careful in any deal they choose to make.

Sox reality check arrives with trade deadline– Gerry Callahan says today’s deadline is a “defining” moment for general manager Ben Cherington and the Red Sox organization.

Odds are against a Sox comeback, but it’s happened before– Tim Britton has although the numbers don’t look promising for the team to make the playoffs, it has happened before.

Clay Buchholz has come a long way– John Tomase has a look at Buchholz’s season, and how there has been a drastic improvement since the first few months of the year.

He’s only getting better– Alex Prewitt says Buchholz is now pitching like the ace of the Red Sox staff.

Dustin Pedroia continues to pull team together– Joe McDonald has Pedroia leading the team both on and off the field of late, and keeping the team close with the trade deadline looming. He also notes Pedroia is getting hot at the plate at the right time.

Pedroia backs up the talk with his bat– Maureen Mullen looks at the Red Sox’ second baseman and how his comments last Friday night may have fired both he and the team up.

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8/1 vs Detroit: Save 26% and offer $115 for 5-star seats (List price: $155.12)

8/2 vs Minnesota: Save 26% and offer $28 for 2-star seats (List price: $38.36)
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8/4 vs Minnesota: Save 32% and offer $43 for 3-star seats (List price: $62.82)
8/5 vs Minnesota: Save 11% and offer $138 for 5-star seats (List price: $155.09)

8/6 vs Texas: Save 34% and offer $25 for 2-star seats (List price: $38.36)
8/7 vs Texas: Save 29% and offer $45 for 3-star seats (List price: $62.82)
8/8 vs Texas: Save 13% and offer $100 for 4-star seats (List price: $115.09)

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