Red Sox freeze ticket prices for 2013

Following their worst season in more than four decades, the Boston Red Sox on Monday announced they were not raising ticket prices for 2013. They will remain at the same levels as 2012, when Fenway Park had the highest average ticket price in baseball.

This marks the second straight season in which ticket prices at Fenway did not increase. The team also froze ticket prices for the 2009 season.

“It was abundantly clear this year that we should hold the line on ticket prices,” Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said in a release. “Over the past few years, we have fallen short of our goals to play postseason baseball. Through it all, fans have shown their deep loyalty and support, for which we are all grateful. Our commitment to winning is as strong as it has ever been, and we look forward to the challenge of bringing our fans the winning and entertaining baseball team they richly deserve.”

The Red Sox have sold out or distributed every seat at Fenway since 2003, a streak of 793 games that is the longest in American pro sports.

The Sox are also freezing ticket prices for 2013 spring training games at JetBlue Park at Fenway South.