10 priciest ballparks for beer
Baseball season is under way, and with it the annual fleecing of fans with beers that can approach $10 a pint.
Fans crying in their beer
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Our family quit going to major league sports in our city...reason is we cant afford the prices they charge anymore..The high price of parking, tickets, food and drink, are too much...
We stay home watch the action on TV, cook something on the grill, buy a case of beer and cokes..
and still save money..while we enjoy the events..Sad changes for America now days..
This is why my boys will never see another major league game in their youth. Not because of the beer, but all prices. The enjoyment to go to our local university baseball game is 10 fold. They appreciate our business. They are not gouging us trying to get their money back to overpay their average players.
Instead of the Orioles, I took my nephew to an AA game last Friday and spent $24 on two box seat tickets the 2nd row from the field and right in front of the home team's on-deck circle. We splurged on food because my nephew had won a $5 ticket (which we upgraded) to the "Pi Day" promotion for memorizing Pi to 20 decimal places. Still, we only spent $38 on food and that included dinner for the evening (a gyro platter for $10, a chicken and nacho cheese platter for $7).
I could get used to AA ball!
It states in the article 'it's in the eye of the beholder but actually they miss spoke. It should have read
'It's in the eye of the beer holder.'
Friends of mine went to a Michigan Home Football game ... a cup of Hot Chocolate was 8.50.
Mixed with Water by the way, not milk
funny how no one mentions that the TEAM takes 50% right off the top, so
the vendor or nonprofit, has that much less to start with! before paying for
payroll, supplies, etc.
and some teams take as much as 60%!
By the way, I've been watching major league baseball on TV. I find it a lot more enjoyable to watch two or three professional sporting events at one time on huge, high definition screens at the local sports bar than attending a game. The price of a glass of beer is between $2 and $4 and you can get a decent sandwich for less than $9. I see a lot of empty seats at the ball games. Maybe people are waking up.
The unfortunate thing I've noticed about some of my fellow Americans is that the spending and borrowing doesn't stop until they run out of money and out of credit. That is one of the reasons the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer in the USA. Sometimes I think the rich get rich by default because the poor and the middle class give it away. One of the things I see is that it can be very expensive to lack discipline and the disciplined people have a much better chance of amassing wealth. It's OK to by young and poor; it's not OK to be old and poor.
Whatever the market will bear - The marketers know more than me, but I would opt for lower prices and sold out stadiums because it would improve the atmosphere at a ball park. Most of the game is dull. There's not much to do but eat and drink, and with a stadium half empty, it's just not that appealing.
Just my 2 cents. For me, I'm not paying 5 or 10 dollars for 12 oz of beer.
All Pro Sports cost too much ... baseball plays a 162 game season right .. and it still cost too much for 1 game .. basketball and football .. crazy.
Throw in Parking, Food or drink at the game .. gas to get there ... just stay home and watch it on TV
BTW ... Been a Spurs Season Ticket holder since 1977, paid 435 dollars for an entire season (upper level seats, but mid-court) These day I have lower seats/Great Seats .. few rows up, mid court, Great view of everything .. 1 game cost more than a whole season back then ..
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