Baseball season is upon us, but taking the family to a ball game doesn’t come cheap, according to a new report.
Analysts at Team Marketing report that it costs, on average, $211.68 to take a group of four fans to a baseball game in the U.S. in 2015. This total tab includes four tickets, two beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, parking and two hats.
The report shows that total is up 2.5 percent from last year’s report.
In San Diego, the prices are a bit lower. According to the report, the cost of attending a San Diego Padres game with a group of four this year is $153.45, factoring in all of the aforementioned items.
Here’s the local breakdown of your ballgame bill:
• Average price of a ticket: $16.37
• Average premium ticket: $41.18
• Average price of a beer: $5
• Average price of a soft drink: $4
• Average price of a hot dog: $5
• Average price of parking: $8
• Average price of a baseball cap: $18.99
The report shows that attending a San Diego Padres game is almost the cheapest package in the MLB. An Arizona Diamondbacks game was the cheapest on the list, costing an average of $126.89 for four people.
The most expensive teams to watch live at the ballpark were, in order: the Boston Red Sox ($350.86); the New York Yankees ($337.20); the Chicago Cubs ($300.73); the Philadelphia Phillies ($252.18); and the San Francisco Giants ($241.13).