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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:42 am

Got free tickets to a BOS/KC game early next month. Any money we saved on tickets will be made up for in other things I'm sure since I'm taking an 8 and 12 year old along. Foam fingers and tiny bats all around! :-D
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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:33 am

i have a 15 game pack for Comerica, this is typical
Ticket (upper deck behind home plate) - $22
Parking - $10 (4 of us go, non-drivers split it)
Street Peanuts - $1.50
Beer (x3 or 4) - $6.50-$8.50 depenidng on if i want a 16oz can or 20oz draft = $34 worst case
Food - usually between $0-$10 depening on if i eat before/after

so...a typical worst case game for me is about $72.50 (tickets were pre-paid so about $50 a game x 15 games = $1087.50/year :~( ). My wife says since we are having a baby that that number will be severely reduced (i'll probably grab 2 or 3 single game tickets but in better sections)

cant wait till Saturday to watch Verlander smoke the White Sux
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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby acsguitar » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:42 am

BigLebowski wrote:acs

I heading down to Denver in August and am planning on catching a Rockies game. Where is the free parking at, I figure if I'm gonna watch the Rockies play the Nats then they aught to be paying me. Sure hope the don't trade Holliday by then. :-o


HA Which game are you going too? I'm getting married August 2nd and then going the August 4th game with my family
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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:05 pm

acsguitar wrote:HA Which game are you going too? I'm getting married August 2nd and then going the August 4th game with my family


Congratulations acs! Where's my invite? :-D
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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby MasterX1918 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:49 pm

$100 for a Red Sox game. Even as a hardcore Red Sox fan it's way too expensive for me, a college student, to go to a game. It really is a bummer.
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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby tinfoilxtouch » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:40 am

Man, some of you guys polishing off 5-10 beers over the course of the game must have to go back and check box scores the next day to remember what happened. }:-)

It really is sad how much just a ticket, parking, a dog and a soda runs these days. I used to go to 10 games a year. Now it's hard to justify, especially when you're usually stuck between nose-bleed or $75 tickets if you wait until the pitching matchups are set. Going to Angel stadium, for example, you can only get the "cheap" $35 seats where you can still see the game 4 weeks out or against the Royals.
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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby acsguitar » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:47 pm

tinfoilxtouch wrote: I used to go to 10 games a year. Now it's hard to justify, especially when you're usually stuck between nose-bleed or $75 tickets if you wait until the pitching matchups are set. Going to Angel stadium, for example, you can only get the "cheap" $35 seats where you can still see the game 4 weeks out or against the Royals.


Bummer I probably go to 20+ games a year easy here :)
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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby jfg » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:50 am

I have a secret spot for Twins games but I don't think I'm going to tell since it's only 6-7 spots and they are almost always empty, usually free and on patrolled streets. I'm guessing hardly anyone knows about them since there are parking lots a block away that people pay 5 bucks to park in.
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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby dweenmachine » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:14 am

Getting tickets to see the Red Sox at Fenway is pretty tough, unless you want to pay quite a bit for them... I used to be able to get $7 standing room tickets, which were reserved for active duty military. It was great, we had our own line, and you could buy an extra ticket for a guest as long as they were with you. Even still, I remember spending on average about $100 per game which included food and drinks.
I've only been to two games since getting out of the Navy... 2 years ago :-P
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Re: How much does your "Day at the park" Cost You?

Postby silverZ » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:11 pm

Tickets - Free (uncle works for at the Rogers centre, 2 or 4 free tickets to any game. Not always the best but never that bad)
Subway/Bus - Always have a bus pass
Hotdog - 4 bucks
Alcohol - 10-30 bucks (8 bucks a beer so I usually sneak in a 15 dollar mickey and mix it with a 5 dollar coke)

= 15 to 40 bucks a game. Only 10 bucks if all I get is a hotdog and coke. 5 Bucks all together if I find my buddy that works the conessions for his 50% off. :-D

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