The Average Baseball Fan Spends $51 Once They Enter the Ballpark

How much does it cost to be an MLB fan?

There are 2,430 MLB games in a season, and every team hosts 81 home games . . . so tickets should be pretty cheap right?

The average ticket price this year is about $35 . . . but it depends on the team.  The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees average more than $60, while the average cost for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins is closer to $20.

That doesn’t seem CRAZY . . . but obviously, it adds up fast if you’re taking the whole family.  And of course the spending doesn’t stop at the ticket.

The average baseball fan spends $51 once they enter the ballpark . . . which includes concession food and drinks, beer and other alcoholic beverages, seat upgrades, parking, and team merch.

That makes the overall cost $86 per person, or over $300 for a family of four.

In a recent survey, 47% of people said they’re planning on going to an MLB game this season . . . but 58% said they prefer to watch MLB games at home on TV.

Some of that has to do with the cost.  35% of people said they will be going to fewer games . . . or no games at all . . . because of the price in this economy.

The average fan who IS planning on seeing a game in person says they expect to go to THREE games this year.

In a separate poll, 42% of Americans say they have a favorite MLB team.  And 22% have a LEAST favorite teams.

A whopping 26% of people say they hate the Yankees . . . 11% dislike the Red Sox . . . and only 4% are still upset at the Houston Astros for CHEATING a few years back.


Tejay Schwartz

Morning Drive Jock at GM Broadcasting / 102.5 The Vault. -- I was born in Denmark and moved to the US with my family when I was 3. I grew up in Upstate NY and have lived here since. I graduated from JC High school and Sullivan County Community. I'm working The 102.5 The Vault Morning Show as well as traffic (scheduling commercials).