Average MLB ticket prices rise, but Rockies tickets only up .1 percent since 2012
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DENVER, Colo. - The average price of Major League Baseball tickets has risen since last year, but ticket prices at Coors Field have only climbed a fraction over last season, according to a yearly report.
Major League Baseball's average ticket price rose 2.7 percent to $27.73 this year for non-premium seats, the steepest rise since a 5 percent hike in 2009, according to the Team Marketing Report.
Fortunately, increases in Colorado barely compared to many other MLB stadiums across the country.
Fans pay an average of $23.65 per ticket for a 2013 Rockies game at Coors Field, according to the Team Marketing report. That’s a .1 percent increase over last year.
Colorado's ticket increase isn’t nearly as high as those at other MLB stadiums.
The average ticket price at the Toronto Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre increased by 29.6 percent since last year, and the price at the L.A. Angels’ stadium increased by 23.4 percent.
Boston’s average ticket price was the highest at $53.38, but it didn’t increase from last year. San Diego has the lowest average at $15.99, a 3.5 percent increase from last year.
Last year's average of $26.92 was up just 1 cent from 2011, the smallest increase in the survey's 21-year history. The average went up 1.5 percent increase in 2010 and 1.2 percent in 2011.
Average ticket price represents a weighted average of season ticket prices for general seating categories, determined by factoring the tickets in each price range as a percentage of the total number of seats in each venue.
TMR also calculated the Fan Cost Index for MLB stadiums, which includes the prices of four adult average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least expensive, adult-size adjustable caps.
The FCI for Coors Field was $196.60, which is also up just .1 percent from last year.
The overall FCI averaged $210.46, up 1.2 percent, and ranged from $336.99 for the Red Sox to $151.55 for the Diamondbacks.
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