Red Sox Charge Seat Fee’s for SRO Tickets.
The Boston Red Sox, along with the rest of MLB, purchase the services of ticket agencies to disperse tickets to their home games. Recently, I was fortunate enough to be one of the lucky few to have the opportunity to purchase tickets to a New York Yankees game, or to Opening day. Not only was I selected, I was able to secure two tickets to Opening Day, something I haven’t missed in years. In the past, I’ve purchased tickets utilizing Sox Pax ticket packages, along with other packages, but lately it is next to impossible to acquire them. So, I received my two tickets, which are standing room only, commonly referred to as SRO. As I was completing the checkout process, I noticed that an extra fee was added. The “convenience fee for two seats” totaled five bucks. First, it is not convenient. Second, I have SRO tickets, which mean I have no seats. Why in the world was I charged a fee for a service I did not purchase? Ticketmaster and the Boston Red Sox have yet to respond to my messages. I have also contacted Hank Philipi Ryan from WHDH in Boston. While we should be used to the scalping, uh, convenience fee’s, they should either be dropped for SRO seats or renamed appropriately. Let me know what you think on this subject.