The news is good. Or it's bad. Or it's not news. I can't decide.
According to Daily News Phillies Beat Writer Ryan Lawrence, prices of Phillies tickets for the 2013 will change:
In short, of the 81 games the Phils will play at Citizens Bank Park, 10 games have tickets that have gone up in price while 10 others have tickets that have gone down in price.
So, high-demand games such as the Boston Red Sox, opening day, and peak-season games (I suspect some are against key giveaways) are going up in price. Lesser games against teams such as the Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, and San Diego Padres.
So what's the damage? Lawrence reports:
With the new pricing structure, the most expensive ticket at Citizens Bank Park, the lower rows of the Diamond Club, will cost $145 each for the 10 high-priced games and $125 for the lower-priced games. For the other 71 games on the schedule, the price is $135...The cheapest seat at the ballpark fluctuates by $3. In the 10 higher-priced games, tickets in the terrace deck and pavilion deck are $19; in the lower-priced games, the same seats go for $13. For the remaining 71 games, those tickets are $16.
So as a full-season ticket holder in the cheapest seats, I hope this means that my tickets will remain about the same. I do not make a lot of money and hope to be able to have access to all of the Phillies games. Hopefully, for those short on money, they will be able to make it out to Citizens Bank Park. When Boston fans come down and try to get tickets, I sure hope they pay more.