April 3, 2013
Tips for buying Red Sox tickets on a budget
by Joe Boikess
Although it may not feel like it here in New England, springtime has finally arrived. For sports fans that means one thing: baseball season is back! Are you a Sox fan who’s desperate to get to Fenway to be a part of that one-of-a-kind live baseball atmosphere, but don’t want to dig into your savings just to buy a couple seats? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few tips for snagging Red Sox tickets without breaking the bank.
- The earlier the better – typically ticket prices go up the closer you get to game day. Buy them as far ahead of time as possible and you’ll also have a wider selection of seats to choose from.
- Try multiple ticket brokers – Tickets are traditionally sold on the Red Sox website, however they are also available online through StubHub, Ace Ticket and Ticket Liquidator, among others. Being patient and doing some research will pay dividends when it comes to finding the best price.
- Ask the locals – Most Boston sports fans know a guy who knows a guy who has the hookup with Red Sox tickets. But If you’re just visiting and want to see a game, it never hurts to ask our friendly hotel concierge. They are always looking for opportunities to surprise and delight!
- Be flexible with your seat selection – The Red Sox have long been known for having among the most expensive ticket prices of all the teams in Major League Baseball. But unlike the old Boston Garden where the Celtics used to play, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. The deep bleacher seats in the outfield start at $15. Bring your binoculars, make sure to be generous putting on sunscreen, and thank me later!
Now grab some tickets, put on your Sox hat and cheer on the team!