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Baseball Judgments

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Skyrocketing ballpark prices

 

By Roger Weber

 

One of the most noticeable complaints about modern ballparks is about the prices. Beer that costs $8.25 (St. Louis 24 oz.) is an outrage to some. But with a little help from some friends at Baseball-Fever, here is a chart of some random, but informative, price progressions over time. If your city is on here, enjoy comparing prices. Even if not, you may find these interesting to peruse.

 

Prices in Cincinnati:

 

 

1970

2006

Hot dog

$.45

$3.75

Peanuts

$.25

$4.00

Popcorn

$.30

 

Soft drink

$.30

$4.00

Beer

$.50

$6.00

 

 

1970

1995

2006

Price of ticket

$3.50

$11.50

$30.00

Adjusted for inflation

$17.50

$14.75

$30.00

 

Prices in Los Angeles:

 

 

1970

1983

2006

Field level tickets behind home plate

$3.50

$6.00

$75.00

Reserved Level tickets behind home plate

$2.50

$5.00

$20.00

Bleacher seats

$1.50

$3.00

$8.00

Upper deck tickets

$1.50

$3.00

$6.00

 

 

1983

2006

Dodger dogs

$1.50

$4.00

Parking

$2.00

$10.00

 

Prices at old Comiskey Park:

 

 

1947

1958

1968

1975

1979

1984

1990

Lower deck box seats

$1.80

$2.50

$3.50

$4.50

$6.00

$7.50

$9.50

 

Prices at Wrigley Field:

 

 

1984

1989

1997

2002

Field box ticket

$8.00

$9.50

$21.00

$32.00

 

Prices in St. Louis:

 

 

1982

1986

1997

1998

2002

2003

Field box ticket

$7.00

$9.50

$16.00

$22.00

$31.00

$34.00

 

 

1965

1966

1975

1988

12 oz. beer

$0.30

$0.50

$0.80

$2.50

 

Postseason prices:

 

Event

City

Cost

2004 World Series field box

St. Louis

$185.00

2002 NLDS Upper deck seat

St. Louis

$25.00

1996 NLDS Upper deck seat

St. Louis

$15.00

1976 NLCS Program

Cincinnati

$1.50

1976 World Series Program

Cincinnati

$2.00

1976 Cincinnati Reds' earings

Cincinnati

$80.00

1972 World Series box seat

Cincinnati

$15.00

1966 All Star Game loge seat

St. Louis

$6.00

 

Prices in Toronto:

 

2006

Game vs. NY

Regular game

Club level 200 tickets

$67.42

$61.47

Outfield lower deck

$25.77

$22.81

Field level near bases

$41.64

$38.66

 

Prices in Toledo (The Mud Hens are a AAA-team in the International League and are affiliated with the Detroit Tigers):

 

 

2006

All non-reserved seats

$8.00

Soft Pretzel

$3.50

Souvenir cup soda w/ free refills

$6.00

Large cotton candy

$3.50

Mini-bat

$10.95

 

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