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Cost of Attending a Major League Baseball Game (2002)

The figures below are from Team Marketing Report's "Fan Cost Index". The survey tracks the cost of attendance for a family of four. The FCI includes: two adult average price tickets; two child average price tickets; four small soft drinks; two small beers; four hot dogs; two programs; parking; and two adult-size caps.

View the full MLB Fan Cost Index


MLB League Average

Avg. Ticket: $18.30

FCI: $145.21

When the MLB Fan Cost Index was first published in 1991, the avg. ticket cost was $9.14. The FCI was $79.41.


MLB franchises listed from highest to lowest FCI.


Boston Red Sox

Avg. Ticket: $39.68

FCI: $228.73


Chicago Cubs

Avg. Ticket: $24.05

FCI: $181.69


New York Yankees

Avg. Ticket: $24.26

FCI: $178.44


New York Mets

Avg. Ticket: $22.53

FCI: $177.02


Seattle Mariners

Avg. Ticket: $24.60

FCI: $173.40


San Francisco Giants

Avg. Ticket: $20.59

FCI: $169.36


Cleveland Indians

Avg. Ticket: $22.33

FCI: $161.31


Detroit Tigers

Avg. Ticket: $20.44

FCI: $160.76


Chicago White Sox

Avg. Ticket: $18.73

FCI: $159.09


Houston Astros

Avg. Ticket: $18.87

FCI: $157.81


Atlanta Braves

Avg. Ticket: $20.59

FCI: $149.56


St. Louis Cardinals

Avg. Ticket: $21.43

FCI: $151.93


Pittsburgh Pirates

Avg. Ticket: $20.52

FCI: $151.08


Texas Rangers

Avg. Ticket: $18.03

FCI: $150.21


Los Angeles Dodgers

Avg. Ticket: $16.38

FCI: $145.53


Baltimore Orioles

Avg. Ticket: $18.23

FCI: $141.42


Colorado Rockies

Avg. Ticket: $15.21

FCI: $141.34


Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Avg. Ticket: $15.83

FCI: $138.32


Philadelphia Phillies

Avg. Ticket: $15.26

FCI: $137.42


San Diego Padres

Avg. Ticket: $15.20

FCI: $133.27


Milwaukee Brewers

Avg. Ticket: $17.63

FCI: $130.76


Cincinnati Reds

Avg. Ticket: $16.66

FCI: $127.14


Oakland Athletics

Avg. Ticket: $14.94

FCI: $124.25


Toronto Blue Jays

Avg. Ticket: $15.54

FCI: $121.26


Minnesota Twins

Avg. Ticket: $11.78

FCI: $121.13


Arizona Diamondbacks

Avg. Ticket: $13.80

FCI: $115.17


Anaheim Angels

Avg. Ticket: $11.79

FCI: $113.76


Kansas City Royals

Avg. Ticket: $12.30

FCI: $113.70


Florida Marlins

Avg. Ticket: $12.72

FCI: $110.84


Montreal Expos

Avg. Ticket: $9.00

FCI: $84.89



Source: Team Marketing Report


View the Cost of Attending a Game for the Other Major Pro Sports Leagues:

NBA (2002-03)

NFL (2002)

NHL (2002-03)