Great American Ball Park rated 6th cheapest MLB ballpark according to Fan Cost Index

CINCINNATI - Great American Ball Park has been rated the sixth cheapest ballpark in the MLB to see a game at, based on the Fan Cost Index.

The Fan Cost Index comprises the prices of four adult average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least expensive, adult-size adjustable caps. Costs were determined by telephone calls with representatives of the teams, venues and concessionaires. Identical questions were asked in all interviews.

Average ticket price represents a weighted average of season ticket prices for general seating categories, determined by factoring the tickets in each price range as a percentage of the total number of seats in each venue. Premium seating (tickets that come with at least one added amenity or is classified by team as premium) are not included in the survey to calculate average ticket price. Luxury suites are also excluded from the survey. Season ticket pricing is used for any team that offers some or all tickets at lower prices for customers who buy season seats. Teams have a say in what seats are considered general or premium.

Below is the average ticket price and Fan Cost Index for all 30 Major League Baseball teams, listed in order of Fan Cost Index.

Team Avg. ticket cost Fan Cost Index
Boston $53.38 $336.99
N.Y. Yankees $51.55 $324.30
Chicago Cubs $44.55 $298.20
Philadelphia $37.42 $257.16
Toronto $32.98 $254.21
San Francisco $30.09 $237.87
Washington $35.24 $236.46
Chicago White Sox $26.05 $231.18
St. Louis $33.11 $230.94
Miami $29.27 $230.05
Houston $30.09 $224.33
N.Y. Mets $25.30 $223.70
Minnesota $32.59 $221.36
MLB AVG $27.73 $210.46
Detroit $26.36 $207.42
L.A. Dodgers $22.37 $204.95
Seattle $28.45 $203.78
Colorado $23.65 $196.60
L.A. Angels $27.54 $196.16
Texas $22.54 $196.13
Oakland $22.12 $180.48
Milwaukee $24.95 $176.80
Kansas City $19.83 $172.32
Atlanta $17.32 $170.78
Baltimore $23.89 $169.06
Cincinnati $21.35 $165.39
Pittsburgh $17.21 $164.84
Cleveland $19.59 $157.36
Tampa Bay $20.39 $155.54
San Diego $15.99 $151.94
Arizona $16.89 $151.55


SOURCE: Team Marketing Report

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