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Red Sox Ticket Prices Will Remain Sky High

Bottom Line: Red Sox Ticket Prices Will Remain Sky High
'We Do Not Want to be the Ballpark of the Rich and Famous'
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"The Red Sox are interested in 2 things: making money and fielding a competitive (and hopefully winning) team. This crap about being sensitive to the economic hardship of the fans is just that - a lot of crap. First of all the great majority of seats are corporate purchased because fans can't afford them anymore. Secondly, it's a bit comical if not condescending, to say to your loyal fan base: Since you are now paying for the most expensive tickets in baseball, we'll be really good guys and leave it that way for 2009. On the surface it gives the team some nice PR, but please don't assume we are all that stupid..." -- 11.13.08, BobLit in the Globe's reader comments

Economy is in the Tank, Families Can't Find Nor Can They Afford Tickets,
Sox Drop Millions in Payroll, but Fenway Prices Remain the Highest in Baseball
More Good News: All Red Sox Scalping Partners, Holding Most of the Tickets Already, Are Expected to Hold Prices at Just 400% Over Face Value for 2009
Shaughnessy: Sox Make a Good Call on Freezing Fenway Ticket Prices
USA Today: Revenues Up as Analysis Ranks Red Sox as the No. 1 MLB Franchise

"Don't want to be the team for the rich and famous?? You already are! I went to Fenway for the first time in 15 yrs. and was appalled. All those poor, hot, sweaty people with standing-room tickets looking miserable up on the walkway. It was a disgrace. Reminded me of the peasants at the Coliseum trying to get a glimpse of the gladiators."
-- 11.13.08, cheezwhiz in the Globe's reader comments

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