Spring Training is less than two months away and the 2015 Boston Red Sox roster is nearly complete. After winning the World Series in 2013, Boston had an abysmal 2014 and finished last place in the AL East. In order to insure that doesn’t happen for a second season in a row, Boston opened its wallet and went on a spending spree in free agency. Boston locked up third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who was coming off a World Series victory of his own with the San Francisco Giants. The burly third baseman signed a five-year, $95 million deal after slugging 16 home runs and driving in 73 runs as a member of the Giants. Boston also re-added shortstop Hanley Ramirez, though Ramirez is likely to move to the outfield this season. Ramirez was one of Boston’s top prospects in the early-2000s, but was traded away to Miami for Josh Beckett. After finding a home with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ramirez opted to return to Boston on a four-year, $88 million deal. These two players will secure Boston’s lineup for years to come. Boston fans will pay above average ticket prices to watch this dynamic duo.
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Opening Day at Fenway Park will occur on April 13 this season. Currently, the average ticket price for Opening Day is $255.93 while the get-in price is $90. Opening Day ticket prices for 2015 a little lower than ticket prices from the last few years. Opening Day in 2010 fetched an average ticket price of $344.44 while the get-in price was $105. Average ticket prices for Opening Day in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 were $366.26, $342.23, $233.55, and $395.85. The get-in ticket prices for these games was $105, $63, $112, $28, and $155.
Boston spent big on offense this offseason in an effort to slug its way back into the post-season. Sandoval and Ramirez will have a lot of protection in Boston’s lineup and will play strong defense on the left side of the infield. Red Sox fans can expect to pay above average ticket prices to attend Opening Day 2015 at Fenway Park.