On November 9, The Philadelphia Phillies announced a price increase for some seats in Citizen Bank Park. Tickets will range from $16 to $65 per game. The affected seats are located along the baseline, which will see a $3 increase. Hall of Fame Club and Infield tickets will also be increased by $5. Other unspecified seats will see a $1 or $2 increase, while other sections will remain at the their current prices.
The price hike should come at no surprise, as the Phillies have been playing great baseball. They have won the National League East division in each of the last five years and were World Series Champions in 2008. The team also continues to invest money in bringing top-notch talent. Last year, the Phillies signed all-star pitcher Cliff Lee, and just this week the Phils added All-Star closing pitcher Jonathon Papelbon. Papelbon will be moving to Philadelphia, where he will join Roy Halladay in a free agent deal estimated to be worth $60 million dollars over 4 years. With their recent ticket price hike, the Phillies are banking on the assumption that fans may not mind paying $5 dollars extra to watch a lineup filled with All-Stars!