The Quiz

Ballpark Numbers

How much does it cost to attend a Major League Baseball game at one of the country's 30 ballparks?
CFO StaffMay 5, 2016

ballparks 16May_Quiz_p48The Major League Baseball season is under way, and season ticket holders can pay very different amounts to spend a day at one of the league’s 30 ballparks. For two people, counting season tickets, parking, hot dogs, and beer, the cheapest stadium costs about $110 less a game than the most expensive one does. Test your knowledge of ballpark prices by taking our quiz.

1. The average cost for two people to go to a major league ball game (cheapest season tickets, parking, two hot dogs, two beers) is:
A. $59.70
B. $64.03
C. $70. 17
D. $77.92

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2. Averaging $48 per game, this team’s lowest-price season tickets are the most expensive such tickets in the league:
A. New York Yankees
B. New York Mets
C. Boston Red Sox
D. Chicago Cubs

3. Parking is free at this stadium:
A. Coliseum (Oakland Athletics)
B. Petco Park (San Diego Padres)
C. Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays)
D. Miller Park (Milwaukee Brewers)

4. The Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds) sells the cheapest hot dog, at:
A. $1
B. $1.50
C. $2.25
D. $3

5. The Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks sell the cheapest beer, at:
A. $3
B. $3.25
C. $4
D. $4.75

6. The least expensive ballpark, at $47.60 a game, is:
A. Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Los Angeles Angels)
B. Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks)
C. Coors Field (Colorado Rockies)
D. Target Field (Minnesota Twins)

7. The most expensive ballpark, at $157 a game, is:
A. Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs)
B. Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)
C. Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox)
D. Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays)

Source: Ticket prices were calculated by averaging the cost per game for the five cheapest season ticket prices advertised on the baseball team’s official MLB site.

Answers: 1–D; 2–C; 3–C; 4–A; 5–C; 6–A; 7–C