The end of an era is near in Boston. 10-time All-Star David Ortiz, who played vital roles in each of the Red Sox’s three World Series championships in 2004, 2007 and 2013, will retire at the end of the 2016 season, and his final regular season games at Fenway Park are generating massive ticket demand on the secondary market. The weekend series against the Blue Jays will be the three most expensive games this week, followed by the Braves’ final game at Turner Field and a Saturday battle between the Giants and Dodgers in San Francisco.
Check out the list of this week’s most expensive MLB games below, according to TicketIQ:
10/2/16 Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox | Average Price: $427.65 | Get-in Price: $217
With the Red Sox inching closer to a divisional championship, Big Papi will play in October, but there will undoubtedly be a big celebration to honor the slugger’s illustrious career on Sunday. Red Sox tickets to David Ortiz’s final game now average $427.65 on the secondary market. Expect to pay up if looking to just get in – the cheapest ticket is now listed from $217 in the center field bleachers. David Price gets the nod for the Sox against the Blue Jays’ Aaron Sanchez in the finale on Sunday.
10/1/16 Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox | Average Price: $311.12 | Get-in Price: $136
Saturday’s showdown on Yawkey Way won’t garner prices nearly as high as Sunday’s season finale, but fans will still be paying big bucks to be on hand. The 7:10 p.m. game owns a secondary market average of $311.12 and the get-in price starts from $136. Eduardo Rodriguez will take the hill against Blue Jays southpaw J.A. Happ, who is bidding for his 21st win of the season against the Yankees on Monday night.
9/30/16 Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox | Average Price: $233.27 | Get-in Price: $110
The Red Sox-Blue Jays series kicks off on Friday night and will be the cheapest game in Boston to attend this weekend. Cy Young candidate Rick Porcello will pitch for the Red Sox and opposed Marco Estrada. Tickets to the game are averaging $233.27 and the cheapest are available from $110 each on TicketIQ.
10/2/16 Detroit Tigers @ Atlanta Braves | Average Price: $207.93 | Get-in Price: $50
The Braves will play their final game at Turner Field on Sunday against the Tigers. Braves tickets to the final game at Turner Field now average $207.93 and the cheapest tickets are now $50 each in the 400 level headed out towards left field. The stadium hosted 12 playoff-bound Braves teams in its 20-year existence and will serve as the home of the University of Georgia football team beginning in the 2017 college football season. The Braves, meanwhile, will head to the new SunTrust Park in Cobb County beginning next year.
10/1/16 Los Angeles Dodgers @ San Francisco Giants | Average Price: $191.02 | Get-in Price: $99
With the NL West wrapped up, the Dodgers will look to just remain healthy before the start of the postseason. They’ll be facing a hungry Giants team over the weekend, however, as they find themselves in a three-way race for a wild-card with the Mets and Cardinals. Giants vs. Dodgers tickets on Saturday currently own a secondary market average of $191.02 and the cheapest tickets are listed from $99 each.