ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball announced today that attending one of its games is, yet again, one of the most economical forms of family entertainment available. The average cost for a family of four to enjoy a Minor League Baseball game this season is only $64.97; a price that includes parking, two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas and two beers.
The cost for a family of four to buy those same items at an Auburn Doubledays home game at Falcon Park is only $50.00, 23% lower than the Minor League average and 15% lower than the Short-Season/Rookie average.
The average cost for two adults to attend a game at one of the 160 ballparks in the 14 domestic-based leagues that charge admission ranges from $33-$37, depending on the fans' choice of beverages.
The ticket prices are based on the most economical fixed seat in a stadium, although 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 platforms also save fans money and contribute to making the cost of attending a Minor League Baseball game one of the best budget-friendly options among all professional sports leagues.
"Minor League Baseball has long strived to be a budget-friendly source of family entertainment, providing fun promotions and a quality product on the field," said Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O'Conner. "We take great pride in knowing that over 42.5 million fans chose Minor League Baseball to help create lifelong memories with family and friends."
About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada 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 2015, Minor League Baseball attracted 42.5 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, visit www.MiLB.com.