It may not carry the same luster as in years past, but the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry will reach a fever pitch this week as Alex Rodriguez makes what is expected to be his final visit to Fenway Park. The two teams meet for a three-game series beginning tonight, and for fans hoping to give the controversial star a proper Bostonian sendoff, Red Sox tickets on TicketIQ won't be cheap.
Check out the complete series price breakdown below:
8/9/16 Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | Avg. Price: $190.36 | Get-in: $116
The action kicks off tonight when Rick Porcello (14-3) takes the mound against Luis Severino (1-6). With just hours remaining before first pitch, the average resale price for Red Sox vs. Yankees tickets is now $190.36. It will be the most expensive game of the series from a get-in price standpoint, with tickets starting from $116 each.
Much to the dismay of fans, the Red Sox have foregone their David Ortiz bobblehead night due to the figurine being "unacceptable to the club and not appropriate for distribution". A makeup bobblehead night for Big Papi will be rescheduled for a later game this season.
8/10/16 Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | Avg. Price: $151.85 | Get-in: $72
The second game of the series will be held on Wednesday night. It will be the cheapest game of the series to attend, with tickets currently averaging $151.85. If looking to just get past the gates, the cheapest ticket is listed from $72. Newly-acquired southpaw Drew Pomeranz (8-9) will get the start for the Red Sox against the Yankees Nathan Eovaldi (9-8).
8/11/16 Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | Avg. Price: $191.34 | Get-in: $85
Barring an comeback with another team, A-Rod will play his last game at Fenway Park on Thursday. As it stands now the average price for Yankees tickets for A-Rod's final game in Boston is $191.34 and the get-in price is $85. Steven Wright (13-5) will face the Yankees' Micheal Pineda (6-10) in the series finale.
A-Rod returns to the city that nearly landed him in a blockbuster trade in 2004 one last time, and the 41-year-old slugger is generating huge ticket prices on the secondary market. He will likely be remembered in Boston most for his famous bench-clearing brawl in the summer of 2004. After being plunked by Bronson Arroyo at Fenway, A-Rod was on the receiving end of a famous face-shoving by Jason Varitek. 11 years later, he would go on to hit his 660th career home run, then tying the great Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list.