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MiLB: Baseball a great bargain for family entertainment

A family of four will spend an average of $57.70 this season to see a Minor League Baseball game, complete with concessions and a program.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 percent of Minor League Baseball’s ballparks.

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.


  AAA A  A  SS/R
Ticket $8.15 $7.02 $6.71 $5.69
Child ticket $6.98 $6 $5.96 $4.99
Hot Dog $3.23 $2.71 $2.87 $2.53
Pop $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 $3.82

*where fee is charged

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