Boston Red Sox tickets will be 1.7 percent more expensive in 2020, the club announced on Tuesday.
The news comes as no surprise after team president Sam Kennedy said last week he expected the prices would increase, as they have for each of the past five years. Prices haven’t frozen since after the 2014 season.
On average, Red Sox ticket prices have increased 1.4 percent, 2.9 percent, 2.5 percent, 2.5 percent and 1.7 percent from 2016 through 2020, respectively.
The news was met with a lot of criticism when Kennedy announced it last week, particularly as the team missed the postseason and will now look to cut payroll and get under the $208-million luxury tax threshold next year.
Games are broken up into tiers based on expected demand and the top four tiers will cost more in 2020, though the prices for the tier 4 and tier 5 games will decrease.
On average, every seat in the park will see its price go up except for those located in the right-field terrace, which will drop 78 cents per game.
The cheapest tickets will again be the standing-room-only tickets, which will average $25.86 per game after averaging just $21.14 in 2019.
The cheapest seats will be in the last rows of the outfield bleachers, where the average cost will be $33.37, up from $30.38 last year.
The Sox will continue offering a select number of $9 tickets for high school and college tickets to every game as well as some free tickets for kids 14 and under through the Kid Nation Program. There will be special reduced pricing offers for clergy, veterans and active duty members.