No game of baseball is complete without a trip to the concessions stand, but how much money a fan needs to part with in order to get their hands on a hot dog varies widely from team to team. While a hot dog at the home games of the Arizona Diamondbacks would set you back just 2.99 U.S. dollars, the same snack at a San Diego Padres game would cost a fan 7.75 U.S. dollars.
Digging deep for snacks
It seems that baseball in the Big Apple does not come cheap. As well as the seven U.S. dollars for a hot dog, the beer offered at the New York Mets cost 7.50 U.S. dollars. The picture was slightly different on the other side of Rikers Island at the New York Yankees. While the average ticket price was significantly more expensive than at the Mets, a beer at Yankee Stadium cost six U.S. dollars, below average for the league. Soft drinks, meanwhile, were priced at three U.S. dollars at the Yankees and 6.75 U.S. dollars at the Mets, although the size of the portions did vary from stadium to stadium. Overall, treating oneself to some snacks at the ball game has become increasingly expensive. Prices for beer, soft drinks, and hot dogs have all seen a significant increase between 2010 and 2023.
Following your team does not come cheap
Nothing beats watching your favorite baseball team play live in the stadium, but this enjoyment comes at a cost. The whole experience, including food and merchandise, for a family of four cost a league-wide average of 266.58 U.S. dollars in the 2023 season. The most expensive day out was at the Boston Red Sox, where a family would have to fork out over 396 U.S. dollars. Fans of the Arizona Diamondbacks, meanwhile, would only have to pay just over 170 U.S. dollars to experience their team live.
Price for a hot dog in Major League Baseball in 2023, by team
(in U.S. dollars)
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