The Boston Red Sox head into the 2018 MLB playoffs with the best record in baseball. The Red Sox will try to use home field advantage at Fenway Park to win their first postseason series since 2013. The Red Sox will face either their archrival, the New York Yankees, or the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 American League Division Series. The Yankees and A’s will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and the Red Sox will host the first game of the ALDS on Friday, Oct. 5. The Red Sox have been bounced in the ALDS in both 2016 and 2017, going 1-6 in their last two playoff appearances. But with American League MVP candidate Mookie Betts and ace Chris Sale, the expectations are high in Boston this October.
Red Sox ALDS tickets are on sale now. The average ticket price according to data from TicketIQ.com and AceTicket.com, for the three potential ALDS games in Boston is $386, which is highest average price for Sox ALDS tickets this decade.
The average ticket price on TicketIQ for the Red Sox playoff opener on Oct. 5 is $339, while tickets for Game 2 the following day have an average price of $355. If a Game 5 is necessary in the series, it would be held at Fenway Park on Oct. 11. The average ticket price for that win-or-go-home game are currently $463 on TicketIQ.
Tickets can be found for less than $150 for each of their three home games in the series. Some Bleacher Seats are going for as low as $121 in Game 1, $137 in Game 2 and $149 for Game 5 (if necessary). The priciest Red Sox ALDS tickets come in the Field Box section. The cheapest Field Box tickets in the 2018 ALDS are going for $285 for Game 1, $325 for Game 2 and are up to $447 for Game 5 (if necessary). The least-expensive tickets for other sections in Fenway Park for Game 1 tickets include $132 (Outfield Grandstand), $149 (Right Field Box), $154 (Infield Grandstand), $259 (Loge box), $259 (Pavilion Box). Tickets are pricier for all sections in Game 2 and go up in cost even more for a potential Game 5.
If the Yankees end up in Fenway for the ALDS, it would be only the fourth time these archrivals have met in October. For fans looking for low-cost prelude to that potential ALDS matchup, the Yankees are in down this weekend, and prices are about half as they currently are for the ALDS. Other than the Yankees pursuit of 100 wins, the games will not mean much up in terms of standings, but it could certainly be a preview of the fourth post-season matchup between the rivals from New York and Boston.