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The Cost of a Beer and a Hot Dog at Every MLB Ballpark

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Ballpark Figures

A day at the ballpark is a summer ritual, and no game is not complete without a cold beer and a hot dog. The price of a ticket to a Major League Baseball game edged up by 1.8% over last year, and at stadiums like Wrigley Field, beers and dogs weren't exempt from a price hike. Fans in some cities (like Miami) can rejoice with lower prices on tickets and concessions. Here's what you can expect to pay for a draft and a frank this summer in your city compared to the average cost of $5.97 and $4.95, respectively, according to data from the sports business news site Team Marketing Report.

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Wrigley Field
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Chicago Cubs | Wrigley Field

Price of a Beer: $9.50
Price of a Hot Dog: $6.50
For the second year in a row, the Chicago Cubs are the most expensive game in the Windy City, according to the Team Marketing Report Fan Cost Index, which factors in variables like parking, tickets, and concessions. Wrigley's $9.50 beers — the No. 2 most expensive in the league — don't help. And that’s 50 cents more than Cubs fans paid last year for a brewski.

Fenway Park
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Boston Red Sox | Fenway Park

Price of a Beer: $8.50
Price of a Hot Dog: $5.25
2019 marks the second time since 2009, and only the third time this century, that the Red Sox aren't the league's most expensive team to see. This year, they're the second most expensive again. Not surprisingly, both dogs and beers are pricier than the league average, and the $8.50 beers at Fenway are especially pricey considering they're only 12 ounces. They’re also up 50 cents from 2018.

Minute Maid Park
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Houston Astros | Minute Maid Park

Price of a Beer: $6.50
Price of a Hot Dog: $5.50
In 2017, the Astros gave their city a World Series trophy and 101 regular-season wins. This year, they rocketed into third place among teams on the Fan Cost Index with an overall cost increase of nearly 20%. Part of the increase came from hikes in the prices for beer and tube steaks, 50 cents and two bits, respectively.

Nationals Park
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Washington Nationals | Nationals Park

Price of a Beer: $9
Price of a Hot Dog: $7
The Nationals finished their disappointing 2018 season a mere two games above .500. But both a hot dog and a beer are above the league average at Nationals Park, the latter of which is now 16 ounces. Last year, beers were $7 for 14 ounces, and hot dogs were $5.50

Yankee Stadium
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New York Yankees | Yankee Stadium

Price of a Beer: $6
Price of a Hot Dog:  $3
The older of New York's two teams sells $6 beer and $3 hot dogs. But before you dash off to the next double-header, keep in mind that the New York Yankees hit you with parking fees and game tickets that are among the most expensive in the major league.

AT&T Park
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San Francisco Giants | AT&T Park

Price of a Beer: $8.25
Price of a Hot Dog: $6.50
San Francisco is not a cheap city by any means. And the Giants remain one of the most expensive teams in the league despite their poor game record in 2018. Last year, they finished the season with 73 wins but 89 losses. A relatively puny 14-ounce beer costs $8.25, and a hot dog is more than $1.50 over the league average, and that’s up 25 cents from 2018. 

Dodger Stadium
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Los Angeles Dodgers | Dodger Stadium

Price of a Beer: $6.25
Price of a Hot Dog: $6.75
The No. 7 priciest team in baseball is the L.A. Dodgers, who justified the expense with another trip to the World Series in 2018. The team stands out as one of the few in the league that charge more for a dog than they do for a brew, and that hot dog price has gone up 25 cents over last year. 

Safeco Field
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Seattle Mariners | Safeco Field

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $6.50
A beer at Safeco Field is 97 cents below the league average and a hot dog is now $1.55 cents above average. That's quite the cost differential. Beer prices held steady this past year, but hot dogs went up 50 cents.

Busch Stadium
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St. Louis Cardinals | Busch Stadium

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $5
Although they're one of the 10 most expensive teams to see overall, the Cards have held prices steady in terms of both beers and hot dogs. Busch is one of just a handful of stadiums where it costs more for a soft drink ($6.25) than it does for beer or hot dogs at the game. 

Citizens Bank Park
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Philadelphia Phillies | Citizens Bank Park

Price of a Beer: $6
Price of a Hot Dog: $4
After a bruising 2017 season, the Phillies improved under a new manager in 2018 but still finished a shade below .500. An upside this year are beers that still flirt with the Major League average and franks that are well below at the home of the No. 10 most expensive team on the list.

Citi Field
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New York Mets | Citi Field

Price of a Beer: $11
Price of a Hot Dog: $6.75
More than $1.75 above average, hot dogs at New York Mets games are definitely expensive. In fact, they're tied for the second-priciest in the major leagues. That's child's play, however, compared to the double-digit cost of a brew. At $11, beers at Citi Field blow away the $9.50 you'll pay at the Cubs' Wrigley home for the MLB's second-priciest draft. 

Kauffman Stadium
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Kansas City Royals | Kauffman Stadium

Price of a Beer: $4
Price of a Hot Dog: $5.75
The price of a hot dog at Kauffman Stadium is nothing to sing about, but the cheap beers might make it a little easier for fans to ignore the fact that the Royals ended 2018 with a 58-104 game record. At $4, they're tied for the No. 2 cheapest among teams in the league. 

Guaranteed Rate Field
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Chicago White Sox | Guaranteed Rate Field

Price of a Beer: $7
Price of a Hot Dog: $4.50
White Sox fans get a break on the price of hot dogs compared to the Major League average. Beers, however, are more expensive. The $7 price tag on a draft starts to look better when you consider that they come in 16-ounce cups, which isn't huge, but is certainly a step up from the 12- and 14-ounce standard.

Suntrust Park
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Atlanta Braves | SunTrust Park

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $4.25
The Braves' fans can savor the team’s better-than-expected 2018 season with a cheap trip to the SunTrust Park concession stands, where beer and franks cost below average. Beers are nearly a full buck cheaper than the league average and hot dogs are a good deal, as well.

Globe Life Park
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Texas Rangers | Globe Life Park

Price of a Beer: $6
Price of a Hot Dog: $6
Hot dogs are expensive at Globe Life Park, especially considering the Rangers are in the middle of the pack in terms of overall cost of attending a game. Beers are just about average, but to be fair, they are substantial full-pint pours.

Progressive Field
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Cleveland Indians | Progressive Field

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $4.25
After an otherwise respectable 2018 season, the Indians were quickly dispatched in the playoffs. Nonetheless, the team still offers their fans beers that cost about a buck cheaper than the league average and hot dogs that are 70 cents cheaper than average.

Rogers Centre
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Toronto Blue Jays | Rogers Centre

Price of a Beer: $5.63
Price of a Hot Dog: $4.13
The Blue Jays are more than fair with both the price of their beers and the price of their hot dogs. The prices for both do not come out in round numbers because of the conversion from Canadian dollars.

Coors Field
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Colorado Rockies | Coors Field

Price of a Beer: $3
Price of a Hot Dog: $5.50
Like the Cardinals, the Rockies' stadium has beer right there in the name. But diehard fans in the Mile High City are rewarded with the cheapest suds in the entire Major Leagues. The team's $3 beers are even cheaper than their sodas ($4.50).

Comerica Park
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Detroit Tigers | Comerica Park

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $5
In 2018, for the second year in a row, the Motor City’s Tigers finished their season with a record of 64 wins and 98 losses. One saving grace at games for Detroit fans, however, is cheap dogs and beers. Ticket prices are also reasonable when compared with league rivals in New York and Boston.

Oakland Alameda Coliseum
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Oakland Athletics | Oakland Alameda Coliseum

Price of a Beer: $6
Price of a Hot Dog: $5.75
You lose 80 cents compared to the league average when you buy a hot dog at Oakland Alameda Coliseum, but you’re just 3 cents over when you buy a beer.

Target Field
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Minnesota Twins | Target Field

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $4
There’s been a major change-up in the Twins’ concessions this year with a price-drop double play. Last year, hot dogs at Target field sold for a buck more. Beer prices dropped, too, down more than $3 from $8.50. The beers were downsized in the process, though. Last year they were generous 20-ounce pours; this year, your five spot will get you only 12 ounces.

Miller Park
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Milwaukee Brewers | Miller Park

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $6
There’s also been some downsizing in the Brewers’ beer department this year, too. Last year, they were $7 for 16 ounces. This year, they’re $5 for 12 ounces. Hot dogs, meanwhile, rose 50 cents to this year’s price of $6.

Great American Ballpark
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Cincinnati Reds | Great American Ballpark

Price of a Beer: $6.50
Price of a Hot Dog: $5.50
One of the cheaper teams to see overall are the Cincinnati Reds, who closed out 2018 with a ghastly 95 losses. Both hot dogs and beers are on the pricey side compared to the league average, but at least the beers are 14 ounces instead of 12

Angel Stadium
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Los Angeles Angels | Angel Stadium

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $5
Unlike the Dodgers, the Los Angeles Angels baseball team takes it easy on its fans at the concession stand. Hot dogs are a nickel above the league average, but the real savings are found at the beer tap, where a 12-ounce draft is nearly a buck cheaper than average.

Petco Park
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San Diego Padres | Petco Park

Price of a Beer: $6
Price of a Hot Dog: $5.25
The Padres hiked their beer prices by a buck this year, but the team, which exists in the crowded Southern California market, still offers up a reasonably priced brew. Their hot dogs are a bit more expensive than the league average, but not excessively so.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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Baltimore Orioles | Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Price of a Beer: $4
Price of a Hot Dog: $1.50
You'd be hard pressed to find a better deal in all of baseball than you will at Oriole Park in Baltimore. The beers are tied for the No. 2 cheapest among teams in the league, and the $1.50 hot dogs are the cheapest of all 30 teams.

PNC Park
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Pittsburgh Pirates | PNC Park

Price of a Beer: $6
Price of a Hot Dog: $3.50
The No. 4 cheapest overall game to see in all of baseball is the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hot dogs are much cheaper than the league average, and although beers are over by 3 cents, the pour is a relatively heavy 16 ounces.

Marlins Park
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Miami Marlins | Marlins Park

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $3
The Marlins’ CEO Derek Jeter and new owner Bruce Sherman have gone on a price-slashing spree, cutting fans’ costs for tickets and concessions. They’ve shaved a dollar off the price for 12 ounces of beer and $3.25 off hot dog prices.

Tropicana Field
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Tampa Bay Rays | Tropicana Field

Price of a Beer: $5
Price of a Hot Dog: $5
Just one team is a better bargain than the Rays in all of Major League Baseball. Beers are nearly a dollar below the league average, and hot dogs are just 5 cents above.

Chase Field
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Arizona Diamondbacks | Chase Field

Price of a Beer: $4
Price of a Hot Dog: $2
The Arizona Diamondbacks are the cheapest overall team to see in baseball yet again — they've held that title since 2009. Beers and hot dogs are well below the league average, which is especially impressive considering the beers are 14 ounces. The stadiums with the cheapest beers usually have 12-ounce pours. And to be frank, the price of hot dogs fell $2 since last year, cutting the fans’ cost in half.