Arizona Diamondbacks Still Have the Cheapest Beer in Major League Baseball
There's no ballpark in Major League Baseball where you can get intoxicated for less money than at Phoenix's own Chase Field.
Fourteen ounces of beer at a Diamondbacks game is $4, which makes the Diamondbacks the cheap-beer champs, according to an annual report on baseball-game costs produced by a company called Team Marketing Report.
One team is close to the D-backs -- the Cleveland Indians have 12 ounces of beer for four bucks -- but this appears to be a trend of victory for the Diamondbacks.
The company that makes these reports only hosts the reports as far back as 2010, but for each season since then, the D-backs have had the cheapest beer in baseball.
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The big picture's even better on the wallet -- these reports include the "Fan Cost Index" every year, which is the price of four average tickets, two beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, parking for one car, two programs, and two adult-sized hats.
That price is $151.55 for the D-backs, which is not only the lowest in the MLB as well, but a team press release informs us that it's the seventh straight year it's been the lowest in the bigs.
Compare that jazz to checking out the Boston Red Sox at Fenway -- their Fan Cost Index is the most, at $336.99.
A 12-ounce beer is $7.25 there, which makes Enron stock sound like a good investment.
Interestingly, the three team playing in ballparks named for a beer company -- Coors Field, Busch Stadium, and Miller Park -- don't sell beer for any less than $6, according to the report.
Check out the whole report here, and try not to have a cost-effective blackout at your next Diamondbacks game.
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