Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Chase Field Named ‘Most Affordable Ballpark for Families’

School is out and nothing says summer more than planning a trip to the ballpark for a game, a cold drink, and a hot dog, while you enjoy the blue skies and America’s favorite pastime.

With MLB’s new rules designed to shorten game times, a trip to the ballpark is great entertainment for families.

Perhaps during your summer travel, you are looking to take in a game, in a new city. Before purchase your tickets, how expensive will your excursion to the stadium be?  Sportingpost.com has done the research and breaks out all the expenses and just where you can take in the game for a cheaper price.

To find out how much families should plan to spend, Sportingpost.com calculated the total price of four tickets, four hot dogs, two beers, two soft drinks, two souvenir hats, and parking for each MLB ballpark.

Family Fun in Phoenix

If you are looking to support your hometown Arizona Diamondbacks – you are in luck because Chase Field in downtown Phoenix was named the ballpark with the cheapest non-premium ticket prices.

According to their research, the Arizona Diamondbacks offer the cheapest non-premium ticket at $22.12, and the hot dogs there are the cheapest in the league at just $2 each.

Only three other MLB teams offer cheaper beer than the Diamondbacks. A small beer in Arizona will cost $4.99. Chase Field also offers one of the cheapest small sodas in the league at just $2.99 each. And if the kids want a cap as a memento of their day out, they’ll set you back $9.99 per hat, the second cheapest in MLB.

At $13.90, parking in Phoenix is about the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league. Overall, an average family trip to a Diamondbacks game is the league’s most affordable. It’ll cost $146.32 for a game. Toddlers under 2 are free, and like all ballparks now, there are facilities for nursing parents, making baseball more accessible than ever.

To learn which MLB ballparks are most affordable for families, they organized data from Team Marketing Report’s Fan Cost Index. The organizers added up the cost of four non-premium tickets, two small beers, two small soft drinks, two team hats, and one parking space. We also search individual MLB teams websites for their policies regarding free admission for children.


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