Ranked: The Most (And Least) Expensive Stadiums for MLB Fans to Watch a Baseball Game
You could be paying $110 more than other Major League Baseball fans to go see your team play
Although some Major League Baseball stadiums cater to their fans with affordable tickets and food prices, others are notorious for some pretty steep charges.
Personal finance website GOBankingRates.com conducted a cost analysis of attending a game at all 30 MLB stadiums, comparing the price of four factors:
- Two tickets
- Two hot dogs
- Two beers
While the average cost of spending a day enjoying America’s pastime is $77.92, fans attending a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim pay the cheapest per-game average cost ― $47.60 ― whereas Boston Red Sox fans pay the highest per-game average cost at Fenway Park ― $157.
“Seeing a baseball game in person is an experience well worth the price, especially for die-hard fans,” saidElyssa Kirkham, lead reporter on the study for GOBankingRates. “But ticket prices keep rising each year ― up 3.3 percent in 2015 ― which might price some fans out of the ballparks. Some franchises definitely are cheaper for their fans, which makes it more affordable for people to enjoy a stadium game or even more than one in a season.”
- The Great American Ballpark, where the Cincinnati Reds play, sells hot dogs for just $1.
- The price of a small beer at an MLB game ranges from $4 to $7.75.
- The difference between the most and least expensive admission ticket to a game is about $40.
- The three cheapest stadiums to catch a game are in the West ― Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Dodger Stadium and Chase Field, where the Arizona Diamondbacks play.
- The three most expensive stadiums to attend a game include Boston’s Fenway Park ― home of the Red Sox ― Chicago’s Wrigley Field ― home of the Cubs ― and New York’s Yankee Stadium.
Here is a full ranking of MLB stadiums by the cost for two people to attend a game, from the least expensive to the most expensive.
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Methodology: GOBankingRates surveyed four costs of attending a baseball game at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums: (1) ticket prices, calculated by averaging the cost-per-game for the five cheapest season ticket prices advertised on the baseball team’s official MLB site; and (2) parking, (3) beer, and (4) hot dog prices, as reported in the April 2015 Team Marketing Report. To find the cost of attending a game, GOBankingRates assumed two guests and calculated the total cost of two tickets, two hot dogs, two beers, and one parking spot. Stadiums were ranked by this amount to find the least and most expensive stadiums for baseball fans attending a game. [Read More …]