BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's economics 101, ticket prices for Boston's professional sports teams continue to climb up and up, as capacity limits at venues stay in place.
"Ya know supply and demand is going to dictate the price of the ticket and with there not being a lot of supply, it definitely drives the price up," said John Higgins of Higgs Tickets
Catching a game these days can be a strain on the wallet, with tickets two and sometimes three times more expensive than normal regular season prices for the Bruins, Celtics and Red Sox.
The cheapest seat at the TD Garden for the Celtics next home game is $160 on StubHub and $170 for the Bruins.
Ticket experts like Higgins say, if you're holding out until next week when capacity limits at venues are expected to increase, think again.
"Ya know even going from 12% to 25%, it still puts the fan at a disadvantage," said Higgins. On May 10, capacity limits at stadiums and ballparks will increase to 25% as the state moves into Phase 4 Step 2 of reopening plans.
And it's not only the fans who pay the price, said Higgins.
"I hate the whole thought of the Bruins and Celtics playing in front of 4,500 people and then they travel on the road to play a play-off game in front of 20,000 people, it's quite the disadvantage," said Higgins.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) Reports