Monday, April 4, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Costs to attend a MLB Game)

The baseball season has started.  We were talking with some friends -- and were amazed that parking alone at Yankee Stadium was $35 (more for valet parking!).  Here is a look at some of the expenses to attend a baseball game.

The average ticket price across all 30 teams is $26.91, which is only a 1.2 percent increase from last season.
Here are some of the other highlights from the report:
  • The highest non-premium ticket prices
  •  are the Boston Red Sox ($53.38), the New York Yankees ($51.83), the Chicago Cubs ($46.90 and the Chicago White Sox ($40.67).
  • The lowest non-premium ticket prices
  •  are the Pittsburgh Pirates ($15.30), San Diego Padres ($15.45), Arizona Diamondbacks ($15.74) and the Los Angeles Angels ($17.13).
  • The most expensive parking
  •  is the New York Yankees ($35), Boston Red Sox ($27), Chicago Cubs ($25) and the Chicago White Sox ($23).
  • The cheapest parking
  •  is the Tampa Bay Rays ($0), Washington Nationals ($5), Detroit Tigers ($5), Minnesota Twins ($6) and the Kansas City Royals ($6).