Overall, classification average prices within $2 of 2011 figures
By Minor League Baseball | April 19, 2012 10:00 AM ET
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball™ announced today that the average cost for a family of four to attend a Minor League Baseball game this season is $61.23. The total was calculated using the prices 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 percent of MiLB™ stadiums. Minor League Baseball is an even bigger bargain when considering that more than 40 percent of clubs do not charge for parking and many have more economical berm seating available, have free or special ticket prices in place for toddlers, senior citizens and/or military personnel, and offer 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.
* Price where fee is charged
Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at our ballparks. In 2011, the 174 clubs that charge admission attracted more than 41.2 million fans to their 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.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.