It’s true.. Coca Cola Park is below average in a few key stats that were released by Minor League Baseball recently.
The average cost of a MiLB game this season for a family of 4 was listed as $57.50 for the 2010 season.
At $6 lawn seats four tickets cost $24.. add in $3 for parking and you are still under 50% of that total. Of course the price goes up if you choose seats and refreshments, but to take in the game the cost is still much lower than other minor league stadiums!
From the International League website:
The average cost of a night at a Minor League ballpark ranges from $67.77 for a Triple-A game to $50.26 for a Class A Short-Season or Rookie-level contest. The Double-A ($57.47) and Class A/Class A Advanced ($57.44) classifications are within $.30 of the industry average.
Average price by classification
Item: Triple-A / Double-A / Class A / Short-Season and Rookie
Adult ticket: $8.15 / $7.02 / $6.71 / $5.69
Child ticket: $6.98 / $6.00 / $5.96 / $4.99
Hot Dog: $3.23 / $2.71 / $2.87 / $2.53
Soda: $2.95 / $2.62 / $2.68 / $2.29
Beer: $5.46 / $4.49 / $4.58 / $4.14
Program: $2.73 / $2.47 / $2.10 / $2.10
*Parking: $5.04 / $3.90 / $4.00 / $3.82
* Price where fee is charged
To keep the stats clean, these figures did not include discounts for seniors, veterans and free categories but it does give you a good idea of where CCP prices compare to the rest of the leagues.
Prices at CCP:
Adult ticket: $14 (club) $9 (Field Level) $6 (General Admission)
Child ticket: Same as above, kids 2 and under Free
Hot Dog: $2.00 – a clear $1.23 under the average
Soda: $3.25 a bottle (fountain soda varies) *A little high considering we are residing in Coca Cola Park….
Beer: $5.00 – $0.46 less than average.
Program: Free! Savings of $2.73 off the average!
*Parking: $3.00 – $2.04 cents under the average. Makes you wonder how much some of these stadiums charge for parking to pull the average over $5.
I really hope that Coca Cola Park continues this trend and stays well below average in these categories!