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MiLB game one of the best budget-friendly options in sports

Posted June 11, 2014

Family of four can see ballgame for $63.55
MiLB game one of the best budget-friendly options in sports
06/05/2014 3:00 PM ET
 
 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball™ announced today that attending one of its games this season is, yet again, one of the most economical forms of family entertainment available. The average cost for a family of four to enjoy a MiLB™ game this season is just $63.55. The price includes parking, two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas, two beers and a program or scorecard.

The average cost for a fan attending a game with their spouse, significant other, neighbor or friend at one of the 160 ballparks in the 14 domestic-based leagues that charge admission ranges from $33-$37, depending on their choice of beverages.

The ticket prices are based on the most economical fixed seat in a stadium on a typical night at the ballpark. A majority of the clubs have discounted, free or special ticket prices for children under a certain age, senior citizens and/or military personnel. Berm seating, concessions specials and other deals available through clubs' social media outlets also save fans money and contribute to making the cost of attending a MiLB game one of the best budget-friendly options among all of the professional sports leagues.

"There are many reasons why Minor League Baseball clubs have attracted more than 41 million fans for nine years in a row and the affordability of experiencing a game has certainly played an integral role in bringing fans into our ballparks," said Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O'Conner. "Combining the economic-friendly cost of attending one of our clubs' games with the promotions and the all-around stadium experience provides our fans with a great night out."

AVERAGE PRICES
ItemMiLBTriple-ADouble-AClass AShort Season/
Rookie
Adult ticket $7.56 $8.60 $7.60 $7.58 $6.78
Child ticket $6.63 $7.57 $6.77 $6.60 $5.99
Hot dog $3.30 $3.83 $3.15 $3.30 $2.99
Soda $3.14 $3.48 $3.17 $3.18 $2.79
Beer $5.28 $5.81 $5.38 $5.33 $4.72
Program* $2.35 $2.31 $2.59 $2.39 $2.11
Parking $2.78 $4.47 $3.20 $2.50 $1.63
*price where fee is charged
price of the most economical lot nearest to the ballpark used for clubs with no on-site parking
About Minor League Baseball

Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2013, Minor League Baseball attracted more than 41 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information about Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com.