10 Most Expensive Trips To The Ballgame in 2013
As we've noted before, baseball hasn't had a strike since its World Series-canceling work stoppage in 1994-95 and hasn't locked out players since 1990. Even the NBA (which locked out players in 1995, 1996, 1998-99 and 2011) and the NFL (which locked out players in 2011 and referees last year) can't say the same. Fans, meanwhile, have been rewarded with ticket prices that average $27.48, according to Team Marketing Report.
That's a little more than half the price of an average NBA ticket ($50.99), slightly less than half the cost of a ticket to an NHL game ($61.01) and well below the price you'd spend on any given Sunday in the NFL ($78.38). It's also 1.8% higher than it was last year and includes a few teams pricing their tickets at nearly double that average.
We took a look around the league and found $10 cities where the average Major League Baseball ticket price borders on myth and looked into what each gives fans for their money: