With the MLB season in full swing and summer coming on, let’s take a look at ticket prices to go see a ball game.
During the 2014 MLB season, the league-wide average ticket price was just under 28 U.S. dollars. This marks an increase of over 5 U.S. dollars from the average price in the 2007 season.
Here’s some other expenses to consider as well:
Concession stand prices also vary greatly within the MLB, with a fan at a Miami Marlins game having to pay twice the price for a beer than a fan attending an Arizona Diamondbacks or a Cleveland Indians game. Furthermore, a hot dog purchased at the Great American Ball Park, home to the Cincinnati Reds, cost 1 U.S. dollar in the 2014 seasons whereas the same snack bought at a New York Mets game would set a fan back 6.25 U.S. dollars.
A family of four would spend an average of over 350 U.S. dollars on tickets, refreshments, and merchandise at Fenway Park, whereas comparative expenditure at the Arizona Diamondbacks stood at 126.89 U.S. dollars.