Minor League Baseball released it’s annual fan cost index and once again, attending a Durham Bulls game falls under Minor League Baseball’s average. While the MiLB average is $59.77, the Bulls fan cost falls at only $48.50.
“We have always prided ourselves in offering affordable family entertainment at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park,” Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said, “It’s nice to see where we stand every year when the annual report comes out.”
The fan cost index is determined by adding the prices of the lowest cost, fixed seat for two adults, two children, four hot dogs, two sodas, two beers a game program or scorecard and parking. Minor League Baseball is an even bigger bargain from a practical standpoint, since many clubs do not charge for parking; have more economical berm seating available; special ticket prices in place for senior citizens and military personnel; and concessions specials on certain nights of the week.
“Minor League Baseball continues to lead the way in providing affordable family entertainment across America,” Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner said. “In this day and age to entertain an entire family at these prices, in the quality stadiums in which we play, is a true value. Our ability to maintain an affordable price point in large part drives our success. I am proud of our Minor League Baseball teams and their commitment to affordable pricing for our great fans.”
The average cost of a night at a Minor League ballpark ranges from $68.00 for a Triple-A game to $53.03 for a Short Season A/Rookie contest. The Double-A ($60.09) and Class A ($59.66) classifications are within 35 cents of the industry average, as they were in 2010.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & photo.