R-Phils Rated Amongst Most Affordable in MiLB

Reading Ranks 7th out of 160 Teams in Affordability across Minor League Baseball

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By Reading Fightin Phils | July 16, 2019 4:14 PM

(READING, PA) - The Reading Fightins Phils are amongst the most affordable baseball games for families to attend, according to a recent fan cost survey conducted by Minor League Baseball.

The average cost for a family of four to attend a game at FirstEnergy Stadium in 2019 is only $47.50. This total ranks as the seventh best in MiLB this season. Across all of Minor League Baseball, the same average for a family of four is $69.60.

"Affordable family entertainment is what the R-Phils are all about," said R-Phils General Manager Scott Hunsicker. "It's what has driven us since Craig Stein purchased the team in the mid-80's, and it is just as important to our mission today.

"We strive to provide affordable entertainment. From the free parking, to the $5 tickets, to the affordable food - affordable family entertainment is our focus. Each person's perception of what affordability looks like is different, and comparing team to team, and market to market, is a difficult concept, but we are pleased to see that in this study we rank 7th out of 160 teams in regard to affordability. Affordable family entertainment will always be our focus."

The survey took into account the cost of four tickets, four hot dogs, one beverage for each person (soda for kids, beer for adults), and parking for one car to calculate the cost for a four-person family to attend a game.

The Fightins are also the second-most affordable across the Double-A level. While some teams average as much as $100, the Fightins ($47.50) and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp ($44) are the most affordable to attend amongst all Double-A clubs.

Reading, along with several other teams, features the least expensive adult ticket ($5) in all of Minor League Baseball, and is tied for 7th in most affordable tickets for children ($5). The R-Phils are also tied for sixth in least expensive classic hot dog ($2.50).

Tickets start at just $5, and parking is always free. Fans can purchase tickets at the Weidenhammer Ticket Office at FirstEnergy Stadium, online at fightins.com/tickets, or by calling 610-370-BALL.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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