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The Cost of a Day at the Ballpark

The Major League Baseball season has officially begun, which means a lot of families will be planning a day at the ballpark in the coming months. Unfortunately, that also means a lot of those families will have to dip pretty heavily into their wallets, because going to an MLB game these days doesn’t come cheap. looked at all 30 Major League stadiums to determine the cost of a typical day at the ballpark and figure out which cities will cost the most and the least. They considered a day at the park to consist of two tickets, two hot dogs, two beers and parking (okay, maybe not a family day).

What they found was that that average cost of catching a game is $77.92, breaking down as follows:

  • Tickets: $41.41
  • Two hot dogs: $8.73
  • Two beers: $11.89
  • Parking: $15.89

Overall, catching a Los Angeles Angels game at Angel Stadium will cost fans the least, with an average day going for $47.60. Meanwhile, the most expensive ballpark experience is for the Boston Red Sox fan, with a day at Fenway Park averaging $157 ($35 for parking alone).

Five Most Expensive Days at the Park

  1. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park ($157)
  2. Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field ($116.06)
  3. New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium ($109.40)
  4. Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre ($109.36)
  5. Seattle Mariners Game at SafeCo Field ($94.71)

Five Least Expensive Days at the Park

  1. Los Angeles Angels Game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim: ($47.60)
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers Game at Dodger Stadium: ($55.10)
  3. Arizona Diamondbacks Game at Chase Field: ($57.93)
  4. Colorado Rockies Game at Coors Field: ($59.30)
  5. Minnesota Twins Game at Target Field: ($60.40)


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