An avid Red Sox fan, I used my final project as an opportunity to explore rising ticket prices. Ticket prices at Fenway Park are notably the highest in Major League Baseball, and for my story, I took an in-depth look at these numbers.
I talked to various sources, from journalists, to fans, to Red Sox employees – even a scalper, and tried to gather as much information as I could regarding ticket prices and the fan experience.
I did some digging and found data on both Red Sox average ticket price and average attendance from 2006-present, and found the correlation coefficient between these variables. I took to Twitter to ask fans what they thought of rising prices.
Red Sox ticket price is highest in MLB. How big a factor are rising ticket prices in your decision to attend games?
— Nick Neville (@n_nebs95) May 4, 2016
I came up with this article, complete with charts, tweets, photos, and a video that I compiled summarizing my findings.
Hope you enjoy my final JO304 project as much as I enjoyed making it! Excited to share it with the world.