Saturday, October 12, 2013

Reds games named one of the most affordable in Major League Baseball


Believe it or not, a trip to Great American Ball Park may be one of the most affordable events in Major League Baseball for fans.

According to a new study conducted by NerdWallet, a San Francisco-based venture, the average cost to attend a Cincinnati Reds game at GABP is approximately $45.85. This figure is nearly $10 cheaper than the league average of $55.28. All in all, the Reds ranked as the eighth-most affordable game to see in MLB.

The average cost was calculated by including the cost of a single ticket, parking, a hot dog, a soft drink, and a beer at each MLB stadium. The study suggests Reds fans pay $21.35 per ticket, $17 for parking, $5.50 for a beer and $1 each for the hot dog and soft drink if you go to the $1 stand. 

For the record, the study estimates that the average Yankees fan spends a whopping $98.55 per game, which ranks as the least affordable MLB game to attend by far.

So, the next time you feel like complaining about that overpriced brew or sub-par seat in the nosebleeds, just be thankful you are not a fan of the Bronx Bombers.

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