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2013 Costs At Major League Ballparks
2013 Costs At Major League Ballparks

Today is the THIRD day of Major League Baseball’s extended Opening Day.  Remember when sports DIDN’T stretch everything out this long?  Anyway, here are nine random facts about EATING and DRINKING at ballparks this season . . .

#1.)  Over the course of the baseball season, fans will eat approximately 20.4 MILLION hot dogs.  The L.A. Dodgers are projected to sell the most, just ahead of the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees.

#2.)  Fans will also eat about 6.1 MILLION sausages.

#3.)  The average “Fan Cost Index” for a game is $210.46.  That includes four tickets, two beers, four sodas, four hot dogs, parking, two programs, and two hats.

#4.)  The average ticket price is $27.73.  That’s up 2.7% from last year.  The average beer is $6.12 and the average hot dog is $4.14.

#5.)  The Boston Red Sox have the highest average ticket price, at $53.38.  The New York Yankees are second, and the Chicago Cubs are third.

#6.)  The Arizona Diamondbacks have the cheapest average tickets, at $16.89.  The San Diego Padres are second, and the Tampa Bay Rays are third cheapest.

#7.)  A lot of teams DECREASED their ticket prices this year.  The biggest cuts were the Chicago White Sox, who cut their prices by 10.2% . . . and the Kansas City Royals, who cut theirs by 10.1%.

#8.)  The Toronto Blue Jays went the other direction, and increased their ticket prices by 29.6%.  And the Los Angeles Angels raised theirs by 23.4%.

#9.) The best value on beer per ounce comes from the Los Angeles Angels, at 28 cents per ounce. The Arizona Diamondbacks come in second by charging 29 cents an ounce, and the Cleveland Indians are third, charging 33 cents per ounce.

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