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Written by Maury Brown   
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 11:32

MiLBJust this last week, we took an in-depth look at the cost of attending Major League Baseball games through the most recent Fan Cost Index release. Today, it's data from Minor League Baseball.

According to MiLB, a survey of the 160 Minor League Baseball clubs in the U.S. and Canada that charge admission for their games found the average cost for a family of four to take in a Minor League Baseball game this season is $57.70.

“Minor League Baseball continues to lead the way in providing affordable family entertainment to communities throughout the country,” stated Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner. “At a time when many of our fans face the economic and social challenges of the day, we are pleased to offer a family-fun, community-oriented entertainment outlet that is so reasonably priced."

The survey is based on the price of two adult tickets; two child tickets; four hot dogs; two sodas; two beers; a program and parking. The price for an adult ticket is $8 or less at more than 80% of Minor League Baseball’s stadiums.

The cost for a family of four to attend is even more economical when one considers that many clubs do not charge fans for parking, the berm seating available at numerous stadiums and the special ticket prices available to senior citizens, military personnel and children at most Minor League Baseball parks.

The average cost of a night at a Minor League ballpark ranges from $67.77 for a Triple-A game to $50.26 for a Short-Season-A/Rookie contest. The Double-A ($57.47) and Class A ($57.44) classifications are within $.30 of the industry average.

SELECT READ MORE TO SEE AVERAGE PRICE BY MINOR LEAGUE CLASSIFICATION

AVERAGE PRICE BY CLASSIFICATION

Triple-A Double-A Class A Short-A/Rookie
Adult ticket $8.15 $7.02 $6.71 $5.69
Child ticket $6.98 $6.00 $5.96 $4.99
Hot Dog $3.23 $2.71 $2.87 $2.53
Soda $2.95 $2.62 $2.68 $2.29
Beer $5.46 $4.49 $4.58 $4.14
Program $2.73 $2.47 $2.10 $2.10
*Parking $5.04 $3.90 $4.00 $3.82

*–price where fee is charged

Source: Minor League Baseball


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