CNNMoney surveyed Major League Baseball stadiums to see that offer a many crash for your buck.
It’s opening day for ball Monday — a start of a deteriorate when many fans group to their favorite stadium. But a day during a ballpark can get pricey, generally if we embody a cost of food and splash to get by 9 innings.
Classic ball refreshments like prohibited dogs and splash can change widely in cost depending on a ballpark, CNNMoney found when it surveyed a 30 vital joining teams.
Mets fans during New York’s Citi Field bombard out a many for a unchanging prohibited dog — $6.25 a pop. Meanwhile, Cincinnati Reds’ watchers during Great American Ball Park can get a dog for only a sire — a cheapest of any of a 26 stadiums that replied to a cost requests. So Cincinnati fans can get 6 franks for reduction than a cost of a singular prohibited dog during Citi Field.
Meanwhile, parched fans compensate a many during Washington Nationals games — where, unless they take advantage of a $5 splash special before a initial pitch, a cheapest splash accessible is a 16-ounce can for $8. For half that, splash drinkers can get a 12-ounce breeze during Cleveland Indians games. The best deal? A 14-ounce splash for $4 during Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field.
Some stadiums offer singular food options to support to internal ambience buds — those equipment generally lift even aloft cost tags.
At Giants games, seafood lovers can suffer an $8.75 bread play of clam chowder or a $16.50 crab sandwich on San Francisco sourdough bread. For those with a honeyed tooth, a track offers a $10 Ghirardelli prohibited fudge sundae in loyalty to San Francisco’s famous Ghirardelli Square.
At Comerica Park, Detroit Tigers fans can buy a accumulation of boiled options, including a $7 deep-fried red prohibited sausage on a hang and a $5 package of deep-fried peanuts.
Minnesota Twins fans can suffer “state satisfactory classics” like boiled pickles ($7.50) and turkey drumsticks ($9.75) during Target Field in Minneapolis.
Texas Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, is home to a $26 beast of a prohibited dog dubbed a “Boomstick,” a 2-foot-long beef prohibited dog, smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and caramelized onions on a potato bun.
Some stadiums are perplexing to captivate some-more fans with reduce food prices. At many stadiums, fans compensate between $3 and $5 for a simple prohibited dog and $5 to $7 for a cheapest splash — for a sum of $8 to $12. But during Arizona Diamondbacks’ ballpark, a 14-ounce splash and a “value” prohibited dog costs only $5.50 — reduction than a splash alone during other parks.
Low benefaction prices became a priority after a financial predicament of 2008, pronounced Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall.
“For us, it was a plea to make certain that we can sojourn affordable and get as many people to a ballpark notwithstanding a economy,” he said.
After fan surveys listed food and splash prices as a tip concern, Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio will underline reduce food prices this year, pronounced Kurt Schloss, clamp boss of concessions.
“We’ve spent a past year and a half perplexing to get to know a fans better,” he said. “One of a biggest barriers to attending a diversion was a whole responsibility of entrance down here.”
The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays did not respond to requests for 2013 track food prices.