D-backs lead MLB with lowest cost for fans for 8th straight year

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have the lowest Fan Cost Index ($126.89) in Major League Baseball for the eighth consecutive season, it was announced by Team Marketing Report. The D-backs finished more than $80 below the industry average of $212.46. The Fan Cost Index is a representative look at the costs for a family of four to attend a MLB game. It has been computed annually by Team Marketing Report since 1991 and is comprised of four average tickets, two beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, parking for one car, two programs and two adult-sized hats.

The Arizona Diamondbacks average ticket price of $17.98 for the 2014 season ranked second-lowest among all Major League clubs. The D-backs are nearly $10 below the MLB average ticket price of $27.93 in 2014. The D-backs Value Pack allows fans to purchase a bleacher or an Infield Reserve ticket, regular-size hot dog, 24-ounce soft drink and a cookie for just $19 and $21 to any regular-season game at Chase Field.

All-You-Can-Eat Seats are available starting at $34 and include unlimited access to ballpark traditions such as hot dogs, chips, popcorn, peanuts, water and Pepsi soft drinks in a special section on the Insight Diamond Level. The D-backs also offer Value Item pricing on six food items ranging from $1.50-$4 at various concession locations, and seven merchandise items priced below $10 are available at Team Shop locations throughout Chase Field. The team’s magazine, D-backs Insider, is distributed free to all fans in the ballpark during each homestand.

The D-backs offer the lowest price for beer in baseball at $4, which is more than $2 below the MLB average beer price at $6.09.