Red Sox Tickets

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Is it any wonder that Red Sox tickets just became infinitely harder to find? After 86 years of fecklessness, Beantown has managed to escape the infamous Curse of the Bambino, brought upon the Red Sox franchise after owner Harry Frazee dealt Babe Ruth to the rival New York Yankees. While the result is unbridled joy across most of New England, there can be a dark side to victory.

So long as the team of 2004 remains intact, Bostonians will hold out hope, even against their better judgment, of a repeat trip to the World Series. There could be no greater boon to the business of Red Sox ticket brokers, who no longer have to wait for the Patriots' season to begin before their businesses are once again profitable. So long as Manny Ramirez, Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, and company remain under contract, tickets go for a premium, which means common fans must devise new ways to get their hands on them.

Finding Red Sox Tickets

The preferred route for finding in-demand tickets on a tight deadline is through online auction sites or message boards. The up side here is all-hours convenience and sheer market reach. A single "wanted" posting can reach literally thousands of ticket-holders who are willing to sell their passes. The down side is that it often costs two or three times these tickets' face value to do so.

One alternative is to inquire about season ticket packages, then go in as a group of 10 or 20 buyers. This is often sufficient to defray the costs enough to make tickets affordable. A group of 20 buyers leaves you with four games over a 162-game season in which 81 of those games are played at home. That's four more Red Sox games than you might otherwise get to see.

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