Comparing Beer, Hot Dog, and Ticket Prices at Major League Baseball Parks

If you're curious about how much fans paid to attend or buy popular baseball foods and drinks at their (and several other teams') games, look no further than our "Comparing Hot Dog and Beer Prices at Baseball Parks" infographic below. This helpful illustration is chock full of fun facts about beer and hot dog prices at different ballparks, how much fans spent to attend games, and a variety of other statistics on attendance in recent years.

Hot Dog and Beer Prices at Baseball Parks infographic

Ever wonder how much it costs to buy a beer at Fenway Park or a hot dog at Camden Yards? Well, wonder no more. We crunched the numbers for all thirty major league ballparks and compiled this illustrated guide for baseball lovers across the country.

Which Ballparks Charge the Least (And the Most) For a Beer?

Have you ever wondered which baseball stadium has the cheapest beer? How about the most expensive? Below, we'll investigate the highest and lowest priced beers you can buy at baseball stadiums across the country.

Cheapest Baseball Parks for Beer

  • Colorado Rockies (Coors Field) : $3
  • Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field): $4
  • Baltimore Orioles (Oriole Park at Camden Yards): $4
  • Los Angeles Angels (Angel Stadium of Anaheim): $4.50
  • St. Louis Cardinals (Busch Stadium): $5

Most Expensive Baseball Parks for Beer

  • Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park): $8
  • San Francisco Giants (Oracle Park): $8.25
  • Minnesota Twins (Target Field): $8.50
  • Chicago Cubs (Wrigley Field): $9
  • New York Mets (Citi Field): $10.50

Fun Fact: An estimated 14.6 million beers (about 1.2 million gallons) are sold at major league stadiums every year. That’s enough to fill 1.7 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Which Ballparks Charge the Least (And the Most) for a Hot Dog?

Nothing is better than spending a summer afternoon watching the home team play and munching on a hot dog. But which baseball stadiums offer the cheapest and most expensive hot dogs? Find out below.

Cheapest Baseball Parks for Hot Dogs

  • Baltimore Orioles (Oriole Park at Camden Yards): $1.50
  • New York Yankees (Yankee Stadium): $3
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (PNC Park): $3.50
  • Philadelphia Phillies (Citizens Bank Park): $4
  • Cleveland Indians (Progressive Field): $4

Most Expensive Baseball Parks for Hot Dogs

  • Washington Nationals (Nationals Park): $5.50
  • Kansas City Royals (Kauffman Stadium): $5.75
  • Seattle Mariners (T-Mobile Park): $6
  • San Francisco Giants (Oracle Park): $6.25
  • New York Mets (Citi Field): $6.50

Fun Fact: An estimated 22 million hot dogs are sold yearly at major league ballparks. Lined up from end-to-end, that’s 3,100 miles, or about the distance from Boston to San Francisco.

What’s the Total Amount You Would Spend at a Game?

Arizona Diamondbacks (Chase Field):

  • Ticket: $19.65
  • Hot Dog: $4
  • Beer: $4
  • Total: $26.65

It would cost a total of $53.30 for you and a friend to go to a game. The average per capita income in Phoenix, AZ is $26,308 or $12.64 an hour. You would need to work a total of 2.11 hours to pay for the game.

Oakland Athletics (O.co Coliseum)

  • Ticket: $24.13
  • Hot Dog: $5.50
  • Beer: $5.50
  • Total: $35.13

It would cost a total of $70.26 for you and a friend to go to a game. The average per capita income in Oakland, CA is $38,198 or $18.36 an hour. You would need to work a total of 1.91 hours to pay for the game.

St. Louis Cardinals (Busch Stadium)

  • Ticket: $35.54
  • Hot Dog: $5
  • Beer: $5
  • Total: $45.54

It would cost a total of $91.08 for you and a friend to go to a game. The average per capita income in St. Louis, MO is $28,794 or $13.84 an hour. You would need to work a total of 3.29 hours to pay for the game.

Seattle Mariners (T-Mobile Park)

  • Ticket: $37.33
  • Hot Dog: $6
  • Beer: $5
  • Total: $48.33

It would cost a total of $96.66 for you and a friend to go to a game. The average per capita income in Seattle, WA is $55,184 or $26.53 an hour. You would need to work a total of 1.82 hours to pay for the game.

Houston Astros (Minute Maid Park)

  • Ticket: $40.25
  • Hot Dog: $5.25
  • Beer: $6
  • Total: $51.50

It would cost a total of $103 for you and a friend to go to a game. The average per capita income in Houston, TX is $30,080 or $14.46 an hour. You would need to work a total of 3.56 hours to pay for the game.

Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park)

  • Ticket: $56.97
  • Hot Dog: $5.25
  • Beer: $8
  • Total: $70.22

It would cost a total of $140.44 for you and a friend to go to a game. The average per capita income in Boston, MA is $40,237 or $19.34 an hour. You would need to work a total of 3.63 hours to pay for the game.

What’s the Average Attendance for All Teams?

The number of fans that attend baseball games fluctuates on a yearly basis. Below, we've listed the average attendance for all baseball teams for the past three years:

  • 2018 Average Attendance: 28,830
  • 2017 Average Attendance: 31,892
  • 2016 Average Attendance: 30,164

Attendance at baseball games is dependent on how good the team is, the price of tickets, and a variety of other factors. Based on those factors, we've compiled a few other interesting statistics about major league baseball attendance in the past few years:

  • Teams that won more games than the previous year: + 839 attendance
  • Teams that won fewer or the same number of games than the previous year: - 1029 attendance
  • Teams that lowered ticket prices or kept them the same: + 374 attendance
  • Teams that raised their ticket prices: + 141 attendance
  • Teams that lowered ticket prices and won more games: + 782 attendance
  • Teams that raised ticket prices and won fewer games: - 827 attendance

Fun Fact: The most expensive ticket ever sold went for $9,999 in a 2009 World Series ticket at the brand new Yankee Stadium!

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Posted in: Infographics | By Nora Fulmer
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