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Jays hike ticket prices as much as 50% for 2015 season

Yesterday marked 21 years since Joe Carter touched 'em all in Game 6 of the 1993 World Series, giving the Blue Jays the longest absence from the postseason in, not just baseball, but all of North American pro sports. Naturally, it was also the perfect day for the team, who again failed to achieve a playoff berth despite a winning 2014 season, to announce a sizeable ticket price hike for 2015.

The Star reports that in 2015, game prices at the Rogers Centre will increase between five and 50%, depending on the section. The hardest-hit are those who faithfully camp out in the nosebleeds; a 15-game flex package in the 500 section will be 50% more expensive. Single-game tickets aren't on sale yet, but those are also scheduled to go up in price.

The club's management points out that it's the first ticket price hike since 2010 - perhaps not coincidentally, that was also the Jays' last winning season. A positive record might translate into a boost in early sales next season, but with the Jays already just staying out of the bottom third of overall league attendance numbers, a price hike might just neutralize any leftover excitement.

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