MiLB game one of the best budget-friendly options in sports
By Minor League Baseball | June 15, 2015 11:00 AM ET
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 $64.18; a price that includes parking, two adult tickets, two child tickets, four hot dogs, two sodas, two beers and a program or scorecard.
The average cost for a fan attending a game with his or her spouse, significant other, neighbor or friend at one of the 160 ballparks in the 14 domestic-based leagues that charge admission ranges from $34-$38, 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.
"One of the biggest reasons Minor League Baseball attracted over 42 million fans last year, and over 41 million for 10 years in a row, is the affordability of an outing at our ballparks," said Minor League Baseball President and CEO Pat O'Conner. "When you combine the entertaining promotions with the talent on the field in a safe, family-friendly environment for a reasonable price, you provide fans with a memorable experience."