If you’re a fan who likes to take in a couple of Major League Baseball games every year, you aren’t alone—109.3 million people watched, attended or listened to an MLB game last year. That’s nearly 50 percent of adults over age 18! You can enjoy games at classic MLB ballparks like Fenway Park
, Yankee Stadium
and Wrigley Field
throughout the year, whether opening day in the spring, sensational match-ups in the summer season, or the MLB playoffs in the fall.
One of the most interesting quirks about MLB stadiums is that no two are alike, from the playing field and stadium size to fan traditions. The entire fan experience can vary widely from park to park. Case in point: The cheapest hot dog in all the MLB baseball stadiums is in Cincinnati, while the most expensive is at a New York Mets game. And if you score a pair of Boston Red Sox tickets, that means you’re going to pay double for a beer what fans pay at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. In fact, the two L.A. MLB baseball stadiums (the other being in Anaheim) offer the cheapest overall fan experience, while the most expensive is in Boston.Budgeting for MLB Tickets
The average cost of baseball tickets varies greatly by location, popularity and which MLB teams are squaring off. Recent data shows that the top ticket prices go to the Red Sox, while the cheapest average baseball game ticket prices are to see the White Sox. Like all sports tickets, prices and availability can fluctuate wildly based on how the team performs, as is evidenced by the dramatic increase in median ticket prices for Chicago Cubs tickets the past couple of years. Of course, all those numbers go out the window when we’re talking about playoff or World Series tickets, which are always sold at a premium. Our best advice: If you suspect your team might make it to the World Series, buy your tickets as early as you can.