generic prednisone price cafergot-availability-2012 toronto drug store pharmacy buy accutane cheap medicine to gain weight buy tadacip in canada fiberglass ladder perth mygra sildenafil tablets xenical 120 mg pl isotretinoin online no prescription voltaren emulgel price canada get xenical revatio purchase singulair tablets 5mg propecia 5mg viagra in apotheken in santos br kaufen antabuse rite aid canada codeine promethazine cialis canada canada pharmacy no script buy clomid online 50mg viagra with a script metaxalone canadian no penis pics xenical 120 mg without prescription cialis canada online brand levitra online fluconazole tablet prescription cialis online australia buying viagra overnight delivery lipitor cost cvs cheapest ed meds diovan 80 mg obat apa asthma celebrex trying to get pregnant valproic acid for sale rosuvastatin fda new "healthy man" coupon where is bora bora pharmacie en ligne du canada cialis best on line viagra generic viagra combo enhanced vegetal vigra 200mg cialis 20 mg estados unidos rhine inc generics where can i get suprax metrondiazonale for cats with ibd erectile dysfunction colchicine buy in canada levaquin sale cheap clomid pills cmp sildenafil 150 mg is generic cymbalta the same as brand viagra walgreens singapore online store drug canadapharmacyvagra800mg pharmacy online thailand augmentin 875 mg tadalafil next day real viagra vs generic viagra nolvadex for sale in south africa little blue pill healthpoint buy tretinoin cream 0.025 cymbalta 60 mg y embarazo viagra victoria bc vegetal viagra the little blue pill healthpoint norsol kaufen buu online generic cialis generic drugs on line form india real cialis online pharmacy allegra for sale cheap mumbai rxmeds hub viagra naturally australia maxman ultimate qsymia e-bay to buy viagra prednisone for sale canada brand cialis 20mg best price amoxicillin for cats online generic viagra online canadian phar... ventolin online rebate viagra generika ohne rezept deutschland online pharmarcy viagra tablets for sale uk lipitor us label cymbalta copay card champix most secure online pharmacy generic cialis free shipping driclor walmart generic avodart online dapoxetine priligy canadian store mail feuerfrauen.de loc:hk best india perscription drugs doxycycline generic vs doryx red viagra c200 is the hills scripted metformin for pcos online isotretinoin 30 mg day pharmacy rx estrogen pills uk synthroid price at walgreens precio viagra mexico discount pharmasupport viagra online purchase buy doxycycline and azithromycin slut load will insurance pay for daily cialis 247 overnightpharmacy com oracea acne inconveniant du viagra european drugs online norvasc tabs brand viagra online canadian pharmacy pastillas abortivas en estados unidos viagra commercial cialis from canadian pharmacy online peomethazine without prescription canadian and health care mall fluoxetine 20 mg no prescription aurochem viagra hyaluronic acid thailand buy viagra in new zealand order cipro online supreme suppliers how to buy acyclovir online best price cialis 5 mg buy levitra online canada buy where can i buy viagra online in canada cholestoplex valtrex 500 mg 10 tablet fiyat cymbalta buy generic online doxycycline diovan us sales overseas pharmacy no prescription levitra by phone cialis 50 mg cheap viagra tablets for sale cheap rogaine store valtrex 1000 mg nexium us buy flagyl use paypal tamoxifen bodybuilding river pharmacy of canada buy prozac from canada viagra generic for women voltaren retard 100 mg for sale ed drugstore mygra sildenafil 100 buy suboxone 8mg online india lasix cipla viagra products healthy man advertised on the radio free samples of viagra backache and spotting after clomiphene metformin best price no prescription cobra venom buyers in pakistan viagra 130mg generic zithromax 1000 mg dosage xenical buying it in the uk cheapest cialis soft trusted man meds voltaren online pharmacy 5mg daily cialis mexican drug store doxycycline hyclate price walgreens lexapro price in usa buy alli canada viagra soft tab australia cialis daily price zithromax from india cialis en ligne allemagne cialis costco pain meds without scripts dicicloverina mirapex without a prescription brand viagra toronto drug stor co-diovan cost cialis tablete u bih sildenafil pharmacy in cyprus proscar without a prescription xenical cost abilify 2mg generic rxshop247 pill identifier pictures cialis no prescription pay with check viagra 50mg canada online pharmacy hong kong buy augmentin 625mg non prescribed zovirax tablets isotretinoin buy online where buspar buy buy cialis 5mg from canada cost lexapro 5mg buy tadalafil 20 mg from india cheap cialis online india online clomid canada cymbalta available in canada viagra_kaufen_erfahrung flomax generic where can i buy orlistat dadha pharmacy aeromate buygenericlevitraonlineusa article18 alli online pharmacy effexor generic australia best price brand cialis flagyl dosage for puppies water plls online viagra perscription elavil without prescription simvastatin online canadian pharmacy who selling viagra at a discount vardenafil store generic valtrex doesn't work can robaxin get you high viagra online with mastercard skelaxin wellebutrin 150 v 300 provera without prescription retin a uk low dose levitra buy silagra 100mg with no rx viagras genericas viagra generika schweiz buy citalopram viagra no presciption purchase zoloft online saw palmetto kaufen beta blockers where to buy esomeprazole canada online cheap accutane in united states mercury drugstore products list donepezil 20 mg viamedic coupon code valacyclovir indian pharmacy real viagra brand online vipps pharmacies viagra healthy man review viagra under tongue super cialis on line men's health viagra special zovirax cream uk boots cheapest generic cialis indian cialis ankara rx one pharmacy effexor online canada propecia sale best viagra in uk alli 120 pills cialis and micardis flomax canada prescription where can i buy avodart spray walmart cialis price levitra at comprar viagra online canada chemistry surf 466 primatene mist for sale canada zithromax 500mg side effects buy lasix cheap legitimate viagra eu online non generic valtrex herbal accutane lady era pills information xenical pils viagra online overnight cialis from canada without prescription alli weight pills glucoamylase using viagra erectile dysfunction valtrex pharmacy actos fortune summoners pfizer viagra online buy healthcare alliance rxrelief scam accutane treatment cost can you get cipro over the counter viagra europa buy lasix injectable ro accutane pharmacy discount pharmmacies in india how much is generic accutane can wellbutrin xl get you high ventolin asthma inhaler clomid pills for men malegra tablets nak beli generic viagra diflucan on amazon buy antibiotics at spray fluticasone 220 mcg inhaler kamagra jelly 100 mg in holland ciprolet 500 para que sirve order celexa all pharmacy pills prodajem cialis online pharmacy oxycontin aprovel order ciiais over phone cialis 5 mg terapia acheter orlistat cheapest viagra soft 100 mg buy paxil cr no prescription is there really generic viagra xytrol for men tofranil price genericviagra.me.uk cialis marseille fr cialis 20mg kaufen online pharmacy no prescription zoloft india simvastatin buy azithromycin 1g buy rogaine walgreens purchase flagyl no prescription emsam buy thyroxine in usa on line cheap furosemide buy tadalafil 5mg pfizer pharmaceuticals generic viagra recommended viagra sites dutasteride avodart foreign pharmacy gabapentin uk price of augmentin 625mg in india cialis en ligne port gratuit lamisil prescription buy accutane cheapest priligy kopen doxycycline hyclate 100mg order online celebrex 400 mg bid metformin 40 mg viagra 100mg mail order cheapest cymbalta online reviews online viagra ordering atenolol pcos metformin without insulin resistance no prescription meds meds in india
Home MLB News Ticket / Attendance Watch Average Ticket Price Up 5.4 Percent in MLB. Yankees/Mets Skew Total

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 762 guests online

Atom RSS

Average Ticket Price Up 5.4 Percent in MLB. Yankees/Mets Skew Total PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 90
PoorBest 
Ticket & Attendance Watch
Written by Maury Brown   
Thursday, 02 April 2009 16:23

MLBTeam Marketing Report has released details on their forthcoming Fan Cost Index and average ticket pricing reports, and with it, the league will see a decidedly “New York” hue to the overall pricing for tickets, concessions, and merchandise at the ballpark this year.

Based on season-ticket prices and TMR’s weighted system, the Yankees’ average ticket is an eye-popping $72.97, according to TMR calculations, and the Mets’ 36.99. Both increases helped the league-average ticket price up 5.4 percent in 2009, to $26.74. If you take the Mets and Yankees out of the equation, this year and last year, and the average ticket for the other 28 teams ($23.07) would be up just .09 percent. So the New York teams, who certainly help their peers’ bottom lines with impressive road attendance, are worth about $3.67 to the total average of the league.

The league’s Fan Cost Index is up 3.4 percent to 197.17. The Fan Cost Index (FCI) measures the cost to take a family of four to a sporting event. (For TMR’s inaugural Spring Training FCI, click here)

The Yankees’ ascendance to the top of the FCI and ticket rankings breaks two long streaks by the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have had the most-expensive average ticket since 1996, and have topped the FCI charts since 2001.

Ten teams show overall average price decreases, and another six have either stayed flat or are up less than 1 percent.

Several teams are offering cheaper concession items, and nearly every team has some kind of value meal proposition. The Cincinnati Reds ($144.76 FCI) has $1 soft drinks and $1 hot dogs.

The Mets’ overall ticket price is lower than some might expect because they classify a large amount of seating as “premium,” as the seats come with extra amenities or private club access. About 48 percent of the Mets’ premium seating is priced at $125 or less, with prices topping out at $495.

About 31 percent of the Yankees’ high-priced premium tickets sell for $135 or less, according to TMR research, with prices famously topping out at $2,500 for some front-row season tickets.

As for the entire league, the overall FCI is up, on average, but 12 teams have lower totals this season, compared to last year.

The Yankees have overtaken Boston ($50.24, up 0.3 percent) and the Chicago Cubs ($47.75, up 10 percent) for the priciest average ticket.

The cheapest average ticket belongs to the Diamondbacks, for the third straight season, at $14.31, a 10.3 percent drop from last year. The D-Backs have, by far, the cheapest FCI in baseball at $114.24, a 29.8 percent drop from last year.

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST:

The Yankees’ $72.97 average ticket cost is a 76.3 percent increase from last year, the club’s last in The House That Ruth Built when the average ticket price was $41.40, an increase of 18.1 percent from 2007.

Clubs that have deep cuts in their average ticket prices from the year prior include:

  • Padres: down 27 percent ($20.01)
  • Diamondbacks: down 10.3 percent ($14.31)
  • Nationals: down 7.1 percent ($30.63)
  • Pirates: down 9.9 percent ($15.39)
  • Other clubs with increases:
  • Brewers: up 5.8 percent ($20.98)
  • Royals: up 13.3 percent ($19.38)
  • Cubs: up 10 percent ($47.75)
  • Rangers: up 6.8 percent ($19.41)

Clubs that see prices flat or near flat from last year

  • Dodgers (0 percent increase)
  • Mariners (0 percent increase)
  • Rockies (0 percent increase)
  • Braves (0 percent increase)
  • Red Sox (0.3 percent increase)
  • Cardinals (0.4 percent increase)

League Average for Smallest Beer: $5.86

Cheapest Beer (smallest size available)

  • $4.00 (Royals and Diamondbacks)
  • $4.50 (Angels)
  • $4.75 (Pirates)
  • $5.00 (Reds, Astros, Orioles, Brewers, Rangers)

Most Expensive Beer (smallest size available)

  • Giants ($8.75)
  • Rays ($8.00)

League Avg. For Hot Dog: $3.70

Least Expensive Hot Dog

  • $1.00 (Reds)
  • $2.50 (Pirates, Orioles)
  • $2.75 (Diamondbacks, Brewers, Rangers)

Most Expensive Hot Dog:

  •  $5.00 (Dodgers, Marlins)
  • $4.75 (Astros)

Fan Cost Index Avg: $196.75

Most Expensive (by FCI):

  • Yankees ($410.88 – 49.4 percent increase from year prior)
  • Red Sox ($326.45 – 0.2 percent increase from the year prior)
  • Cubs ($305.00 – 18.6 percent increase from the year prior)
  • Mets ($258.97 – 3.1 percent increase from the year prior)

Least Expensive (by FCI)

  • Diamondbacks ($114.24 – down 29.8 percent from the year prior)
  • Pirates ($135.06 – down 4.1 percent from the year prior)
  • Angels ($141.18 – down 2 percent from the year prior)
  • Reds ($144.76 – down 8.6 percent from the year prior)

The timing of the Team Marketing Report for this year’s Fan Cost Index coincides with MLB releasing what they are touting as “Affordable Ticket Options” for 2009.

Select Read More to see MLB's Affordable Ticket Options for 2009

Affordable Options

(Click to read in PDF)

Source: Team Marketing Report, Major League Baseball


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer. Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

Don't forget to register and log in on The Biz of Baseball site to get updates via your in-box, and see information only logged in members can see.

Subscribe to The Biz of Baseball

Add to GoogleAdd to My Yahoo!

Subscribe in Bloglines


 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?