Red Sox officially announce ticket price hike

By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Red Sox have officially announced an increase in ticket prices for the 2020 season.

The team formalized the news on Tuesday, announcing a 1.7 percent increase on average from the 2019 prices.

Last week, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said the team was planning on a "cost of living inflationary increase" in ticket prices.

The Red Sox have six different pricing tiers for the 81 home games. The top four tiers (the most desirable games) will cost more in 2020 and the price for the bottom two tiers (the least desirable games) will go down.

The team provided an average pricing chart for each section of the ballpark (via CBS Boston):

The Red Sox plan to slash payroll by over $30 million despite the increase in ticket prices.

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