The Boston Red Sox have certainly not lived up to expectations this season, but that doesn’t mean Red Sox tickets will be any cheaper for the final series of the year. In fact, those three games will end up being the most expensive tickets all season long for Boston, other than their ring ceremony at the home opener. No, fans are not willing to pay extra to see their beloved Sox play one more series in 2014. They will be paying to see the New York Yankees, and in particular, shortstop Derek Jeter.
The Yankee captain announced he would retire at the end of the season back in Spring Training and with the Yankees seemingly losing ground in the Wild Card each and every day, it appears Jeter’s last time on the diamond will be on September 26th, 27th, and 28th at Fenway Park. With the Red Sox out of the playoff race, and a strong probability that the Yankees will be as well, the series will be much more ceremonial than if either team were still playing for something. Expect videos, photographs, and collages galore, praising the longevity of Derek Jeter and what he brought to sport’s greatest rivalry.
Yankees vs. Red Sox tickets are cheapest for the Friday night game, with tickets beginning at $63 and an average ticket price of $216. The price goes up a bit for Saturday’s matchup with the get-in price currently at $83 and the average ticket price at $272.
Those two games pale in comparison to the season finale, however, which currently has an average ticket price of $433. The cheapest ticket available is a whopping $115. There’s still a good amount of inventory left which may result in a downward tick in prices, but expect the number of ticket purchases to skyrocket as the media provides additional coverage to this story. Now may be the best time to buy your tickets if you don’t want to miss out on Derek Jeter’s final good-bye.