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13Apr, 2011

Most Expensive Baseball Teams to Watch

Published by Chris Wan at 10:40 AM under Sports

You ever wondered how the cost of your ballpark experience compares with that of fans of other teams?  Well, wonder no more.  Team Marketing Report released it's annual Fan Cost Index this month, which outlines the average cost for a family of four to attend a Major League Baseball game. The research takes into account the following common expenditures for each MLB Venue.

* Two adult average price tickets

* Two child average price tickets

* Four small soft drinks

* Two small beers

* Four hot dogs

* Two programs

* Parking

* Two adult-size caps

The sum of these costs is termed the Fan Cost Index and represents the total expected cost for a family of four to attend a home game (minus travel expense).  As you might expect, teams from the East Coast and Chicago head the list while some of the teams with a smaller population to pull from make for the least expensive fan experience.

With the Boston Red Sox struggling thus far it will be interesting to see if they can maintain top spot going forward.

AVERAGE FCI - $197.35

1. Boston Red Sox - $339.01

2. New York Yankees - $338.32

3. Chicago Cubs - $305.60

4. Chicago White Sox - $258.68

5. New York Mets - $241.74

6. Philadelphia Phillies - $240.66

7. Los Angeles Dodgers - $226.36

8. St. Louis Cardinals - $223.18

9. Houston Astros - $221.36

10. Minnesota Twins - $213.16

11. Toronto Blue Jays - $212.68

12. San Francisco Giants - $208.15

13. Detroit Tigers - $207.28

14. Washington Nationals - $196.34

15. Seattle Mariners - $183.59

16. Oakland Athletics - $178.09

17. Baltimore Orioles -  $174.10

18. Cleveland Indians - $170.96

19. Florida Marlins - $170.24

20. Atlanta Braves - $169.02

21. Cincinnati Reds - $162.24

22. Colorado Rockies - $161.00

23. Milwaukee Brewers - $160.40

24. Kansas City Royals - $159.80

25. Texas Rangers - $159.40

26. Tampa Bay Rays - $139.68

27. Los Angeles Angels - $129.50

28. Pittsburgh Pirates - $127.71

29. San Diego Padres - $125.81

30. Arizona Diamondbacks - $120.96

 

OTHER INTERESTING FACTS

Most Expensive Average Ticket Price - Boston Red Sox ($53.38)

Cheapest Beer - Arizona Diamondbacks ($4.00)

Most Expensive Parking - New York Yankees ($35.00)

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