Report: Minor league baseball family-friendly entertainment option

baseball600Minor 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.”

 

AVERAGE PRICES

MiLB        Triple-A    Double-A Class A     Short Season-A/Rookie

Adult ticket     $8.05         $8.77         $7.65         $8.58         $7.03

Child ticket     $6.78         $7.80         $6.83         $6.65         $6.18

Hot Dog          $3.37         $3.91         $3.23         $3.36         $3.09

Soda                $3.21         $3.43         $3.24         $3.25         $2.96

Beer                 $5.38         $6.12         $5.58         $5.45         $4.58

Program           $1.03         $0.83         $1.38         $0.63         $1.51

Parking            $2.89         $4.67         $3.07         $2.53         $1.95

 

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, Venezuela 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 2014, Minor League Baseball attracted 42.4 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 about Minor League Baseball, visit www.MiLB.com.


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