You could argue that nothing good came out of the end result of the 2011 Red Sox season when the team collapsed in September and missed the postseason for a second straight year. But perhpas the silver lining in that cloud for fans was that ownership would have a hard time jacking the price of the 2012 tickets when their product didn’t exactly fulfill it’s end of the deal.
Red Sox ownership announced Tuesday that they will not be raising ticket prices at Fenway Park for the 2012 season. Given that Fenway will be in it’s centennial celebration next season, the flat prices come as a bit of a surprise and certainly a kind gesture from the organization.
It’s been stated that every game will have a different type of celebration to it to help celebrate Fenway’s 100th season. There will be a lot of reminiscing about the past century of events that have taken place at 4 Yawkey Way. So a natural increase in ticket prices would’ve been expected.
While some fans blame the owners for the recent departures of Terry Francona and Theo Epstein, perhaps this is one opportunity to say thank-you to the brass for allowing Red Sox Nation to continue to enjoy their product at a consistent rate.
Tickets will be available to the general public starting December 10, the same day that the Red Sox hold their annual Christmas at Fenway event.