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Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs raising ticket prices for 2019

The cost of watching two of the most historic Major League Baseball teams is going to get a little more expensive next season.

The Boston Red Sox, who recently won the World Series, are raising their ticket prices by an average of 2.5 per cent for 2019.

A new price tier, called Diamond, is also being introduced for the six games of the season deemed the highest in demand. Ticket prices for these games are increasing by approximately 10 per cent.

They include the home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays (April 9), two games against the LA Dodgers (July 12-13) and three games against the Yankees (July 26-27 and Sept 7).

The price of Chicago Cubs tickets, meanwhile, is going up 2.65 per cent on average next year. The club box home plate section – the 15 rows directly behind home plate – will have a 9.5 per cent rise, while prices for some upper-level seats will drop by roughly 5.3 per cent.

The Cubs are also renumbering every seat at Wrigley Field, going from a system of aisle/row/seat to the more-traditional section/row/seat.