April 1 - A day at the baseball stadium will cost a family of four $210.46 this year, up 1.2 percent from the year before, according to one estimate. Conway G. Gittens reports.
The Daily Digit is $210.46. Major League Baseball is kicking off its new season. And that's how much a family of four will drop, on average, on a single baseball game this year, according to estimates by the Team Marketing Report Fan Cost Index, a Chicago-based research company. The tab is up 1.2 percent from a year ago and covers four non-premium tickets, two beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, parking, two programs and two adult-size hats. The biggest jump is in the average ticket price. It's up 2.7 percent, at $27.73, the largest increase since 2009, and according to the index equal to the total percentage increase of the last three seasons combined. So who raised prices the most? teams with World Series ambitions. The Toronto Blue Jays raised prices by roughly 30 percent, the Los Angeles Angels up more than 23 percent, and Washington Nationals up more than 15 percent.