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Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 19 April 2012 14:13

MiLBGoing to a Major League ballgame can be expensive. Going to one with your whole family, even more so. While prices have remained static from last year to this in MLB, not everyone may choose to go to a big league game based on cost.

For many – either due to location, or by choice – Minor League Baseball can be an affordable entertainment option.

With that, Minor League Baseball announced today that the average cost for a family of four to attend a MiLB game this season is $61.23. The total was calculated using the price of two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas, two beers, a program or scorecard and parking at the 159 clubs in the domestic-based leagues that charge admission. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, who are playing all of their games on the road this season due to a stadium renovation project, were not included in the survey. 

“The ability of our clubs to maintain affordable prices for our millions of fans, especially for families, speaks to their commitment to remain integral parts of their communities,” Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner said. “Whether it’s to see and experience the game itself, receive a giveaway item or allow the kids to play with the team mascot, fans know they can do all of these things and more at a Minor League Baseball game without breaking the bank.”

The ticket prices are based on the most economical fixed seat in the ballpark. Adult tickets are available for $8 or less at nearly 80% of MiLB stadiums. According to MiLB, “Minor League Baseball is an even bigger bargain when considering that more than 40% of clubs do not charge for parking and many have more economical berm seating available; free or special ticket prices in place for toddlers, senior citizens and/or military personnel; and food and drink specials on designated nights of the week.”

The average cost of a night at an MiLB ballpark for a family of four is $69.07 for a Triple-A game, $61.57 for Double-A, $61.62 for Class A and $54.28 for a Short Season-A/Rookie contest. The overall and classification averages all fall within $2 of last season’s costs.

AVERAGE PRICES

 

MiLB

Triple-A

Double-A

Class A

Short A/Rookie

Adult ticket

$7.09

$8.09

$7.05

$7.34

$6.04

Child ticket

$6.10

$7.03

$6.22

$6.16

$5.25

Hot Dog

$3.02

$3.41

$3.05

$3.03

$2.71

Soda

$2.91

$3.11

$3.02

$2.91

$2.67

Beer

$5.05

$5.70

$4.85

$5.06

$4.62

Program

$2.25

$2.35

$2.59

$2.15

$2.08

*Parking

$4.60

$5.22

$4.50

$4.41

$4.20

*–price where fee is charged

(Source: MiLB)

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