The folks at Team Marketing Report came out with their annual baseball report Thursday, and the Nationals are expected to rank 7th in the majors for the highest average ticket price, at $30.63 per game. Their tickets are about $4 more than average, but the team did lower prices about 7 percent this season, the biggest decrease for any team except the San Diego Padres.
The Nationals average price would likely be considerably lower were it not for the premium seating at Nationals Park, which averages $192.89 per seat, per game. Their premium seats rank 4th in pricing behind the Yankees, Cubs and Dodgers.
It’s important to note, however, that the Nationals will rank 9th in TMR’s Fan Cost Index, which takes into account the cost of two beers, four sodas, four hot dogs, parking for one car, two programs and two souvenir caps. (Essentially, the cost for a family of four to attend a game.) The Nationals FCI figure came in at $215.52
The Yankees top the list of the most expensive tickets, as they head into their new ballpark. The average price of a single ticket at the new Yankee Stadium will be $72.97, with premium seats averaging $510.08. Yikes.
TMR’s full list with analysis can be found here.