With the economy the top concern among most in the country, many sports franchises have been torn about what to do with their ticket prices. Today members of Red Sox nation can take some solace in the news that the Boston Red Sox will freeze their 2009 Red Sox ticket prices. This price freeze is the 1st time since 1995 that Red Sox ticket prices stayed the same. CEO Larry Luccino said the following in a team press release this morning:
“We have been listening to fans, friends, and family about the challenges they are facing in light of the current adverse economic conditions. We are also grateful for the unwavering faith and support our fans have shown us year after year and we hope our ownership’s decision to hold prices for the upcoming season will in some way help ease the burden on Red Sox Nation.”
Face values from the 2008 Red Sox season will remain the same for 2009. The news comes just weeks before Red Sox season ticket holders get their 2009 season ticket bills. This announcement will leave them with a little extra cash for holiday shopping. A very welcome gift from the Red Sox to their dedicated fans.
The uncertain economic climate has many franchises worried about their 2009 seasons. So far Boston teams have been lucky. Both Celtics and Bruins tickets remain in high demand. In fact Celtics and Bruins tickets are selling at a higher rate on the secondary market than they did one year ago. It doesn’t hurt that the Celtics are coming off a Championship year and the Boston Bruins are playing great hockey. Given the fact that the Red Sox are likely to be competitive in 2009 it’s unlikely that the high demand for Red Sox tickets will dissipate. Red Sox fans are notoriously loyal and devoted and will likely still show up in droves at Fenway Park. Some difference may be seen in the secondary market for 2009 Red Sox tickets but it’s too early to tell. Ace Ticket is already receiving inquiries regarding the 2009 Sox season. A good sign for sure. Landing a big name via free agency could also help the demand for Red Sox tickets. The Red Sox have interest in a few big names this offseason, including Mark Texiera.
For their part the Red Sox expect to weather the economic storm. Even though they are freezing prices for 2009 they remain optimistic about the team’s future both on the field and as a business. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino had the following to say to USAToday.com:
“I don’t think we’ve hit some kind of plateau,” he says. “We’ll find new avenues, new possibilities. The 100th anniversary of Fenway Park is going to be a very big deal. We have more plans to enhance Fenway”.
The day after a historic election, the #2 most popular search on Google is “inauguration day 2009 tickets”. People are scrambling to get tickets to one of the most anticipated presidential inaugurations ever. About 240,000 tickets will be sold to the event in total. 210,000 of these will be standing room passes for various areas at the Capitol’s West Front. 30,000 seats will also be made available.
Hotels and travel will be hard to come by, as nearly a million people may travel to DC. If you would like to be there when Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swears in Barack Obama as the new president of the United States, make your plans now.
Presidential Inauguration 2009 Tickets are available for purchase now!
The Holiday season is almost upon us and its not too soon to start planning for some upcoming Holiday events. As always Boston will be in the spirit of the season with several Holiday themed shows from the classic Holiday Pops to new shows like “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. (more)
With a new album coming out soon, the Killers have announced their tour plans for 2008-2009. Day & Age, will hit stores on November 25th and the Killers will kick off their new tour on November 18 in Toronto. Tour highlights include a show at Madison Square Garden in NYC on 1/25/09 and on 1/26/09 at the Agganis Arena in Boston. Killers tickets are now available for most shows on the tour. Check out the Killers schedule below for shows in your area.
2008-2009 Killers Schedule:
Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 at 8:00 PM Massey Hall
Tuesday, Dec 09, 2008 at 6:00 PM Wamu Theater Seattle
Friday, Dec 12, 2008 at 7:00 PM The Warfield
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 7:00 PM Magness Arena at University of Denver
Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM Northrop Auditorium
Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 at 6:30 PM UIC Pavilion
Friday, Jan 23, 2009 at 7:00 PM Air Canada Centre
Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 7:00 PM Madison Square Garden
New York, NY
Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM Agganis Arena
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM Patriot Center
Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 at 7:00 PM Grand Ole Opry
Monday, Feb 02, 2009 at 7:00 PM Verizon Wireless Theatre TX
Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at TBA NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie, TX
Twenty years after recording and performing When Loves Comes To Town with U2, B.B. King, Bono and the Edge gave a repeat performance on October 27. Bono and the Edge were on hand to honor B.B. for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Founders Award.
You can view footage of the performance here at U2.com. The video is definitely worth checking out. If you’re a U2 fan than it will certainly get you thinking about their upcoming album and subsequent tour in 2009. While no new details have been released yet, be sure to check back here for info about U2 tickets and a U2 tour.
Sure to be one of the hottest tickets of the year, the 2009 NBA All-Star Game will be held at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ. Sure to attract players and celebrities alike, the NBA’s midseason contest is always interesting. The NBA Slam Dunk and 3-Pointer competition is also a fan favorite – tickets are available for this event as well.
Buy your ticket early and make sure you’ll have a seat to the hottest game of the year! 2009 NBA All-Star Game tickets are going fast!
Coldplay is currently on its second leg of their 2008 tour in support of Viva La Vida with a show scheduled for this Wednesday 10/29 in Boston at the TD Banknorth Garden. As expected the shows are getting awesome reviews as Coldplay establishes itself as one of the premier live acts in rock music. Much like U2 and Radiohead, Coldplay has become one of those must see concerts for rock fans.
Coldplay just played two shows in East Rutherford, NJ at the Izod Center. Below is the set list from their 10/27 show there. If you are headed to the Boston show you will likely hear a similar selection of songs, so check it out. There are still great Coldplay tickets available for Wednesday night’s show at the TD Banknorth Garden, so don’t forget to check it out. Coldplay ticket prices are lower than what you might expect.
Coldplay Setlist 10/27/08 – Izod Center
Life In Technicolor
In My Place
Speed Of Sound
Cemeteries Of London
Chinese Sleep Chant
God Put A Smile Upon Your Face (techno version)
Talk (techno version)
The Hardest Part (piano – Chris)
Postcards From Far Away (piano instrumental)
Viva La Vida
The Scientist (acoustic)
Death Will Never Conquer (acoustic – Will singing)
Viva La Vida (remix interlude)
Reign Of Love
Lovers In Japan
Death And All His Friends
The Escapist (outro)
There’s always something to do in Boston. This weekend is no exception. Check the deals below on Boston Concerts, Sports and Theatre events happening this weekend. As always Ace is your source for all Boston event tickets! (more)
The Boston Bruins are getting ready to wrap up their second week of play in this young 2008-2009 NHL season. They will do so with two home games at the TD Banknorth Garden this week. On Thursday 10/23 the Bruins host the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs will come in with a record of 1-2-3 on the season. On Saturday 10/25 the 2-2-2 Atlanta Thrashers will visit the Garden. Both of these Bruins games are Ace Ticket Discount Games. This means great Loge seats are starting at or below face value. This is really a great time to check out some of the more coveted seats at the Garden. If you’ve never sat near ice level this will be a great opportunity to do so. Check out our Bruins Discount games now.
The Bruins have played good hockey to open the season. Their record stands at 2-1-3. They’re hoping to push some of those close OT losses into wins. Their record could just as easily be 5-1 at this point. The Bruins have been getting great production out of Savard, Bergeron and Kessel.
As much as we would all like to see games 6 and 7 of the ALCS played in Boston, they won’t be. But if you are looking to see some local events this weekend, you are in luck. Ace Ticket has some great last minute deals for events this weekend starting with Friday night. Check them out below:
Boston Celtics Pre-Season Games
10/17 Friday Night at 7pm Celtics vs Knicks: Tickets for this game start well below face value at $19 and up. You can also get great Loge tickets for $35 each. Great chance to get an early look at the defending champion Celtics at really low prices.
10/19 Sunday at 3:30pm Celtics vs Nets: More great deals for pre-season Celtics.
Boston Celtics TicketsThe Black Crowes 10/17 at 8pm Boston Opera House:
Tickets in the Balcony for $49.
Black Crowes TicketsCollege Sports – Boston College and Boston University: Tickets Below Face Value!
BC Hockey vs Bowling Green 10/17 at 7pm – Tickets
BU Hockey vs Merrimack 10/17 at 7pm – Tickets
BC Football vs Virginia Tech 10/18 at 8pm – TicketsNew England Patriots:
Patriots vs Denver Broncos 10/20 Monday Night Football 8:30pm: Tickets starting below face value (a rarity for Pat’s tickets).