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July 14, 2016 11:58 ET

Baseball Pilgrimage: Cheapflights.com Reveals Cheapest Ballparks to Catch an Away Game

Take Your Love for the Game on the Road for Less

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 14, 2016) - Every summer, baseball fans stream into their local ballpark to cheer on their favorite MLB team. But as we head into the second half of the season, many are ready to take to the road for their baseball fix. The cost of catching an away game varies quite a bit, with the total cost for two people ranging from $177.50 at the Houston Astros' Minute Maid Park all the way up to $484.50 at Chicago's Wrigley Field. To help fans plan their most cost-effective baseball pilgrimage, the travel experts at Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, have come up with Most affordable away games: A 2016 cost ranking of Major League ballparks.

To create the ranking of the 30 MLB parks, Cheapflights calculated the cost for two people to attend an away game, finding the average price for a night at the most affordable three-star hotel within a 30-minute walk of each park, getting the average price for a basic ticket for each team for the remainder of the season from SeatGeek, determining the estimated cost for an Uber to and from the stadium and adding in the cost of a hotdog, soft drink and beer for two, based on information from Statista.

It appears that heading west is the key to the best baseball bargains. The parks that top the ranking are all west of the Mississippi:

                                     
Rank   Name   Team   Hotel   Pair of tickets   Two
soft drinks
  Two
beers
  Two
hot dogs
  Uber   Total cost
1   Minute Maid Park   Houston Astros   $119   $14   $9   $10   $9.50   $16   $177.50
2   Coors Field   Colorado Rockies   $129   $16   $7   $ 6   $10   $12   $180
3   Globe Life Park in Arlington   Texas Rangers   $128   $18   $10.50   $12   $12   $12   $192.50
4   Chase Field   Arizona Diamondbacks   $139   $30   $4   $8   $6   $10   $197
5   Angel Stadium of Anaheim   Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim   $153   $14   $5.50   $9   $9   $12   $202.50
                                     

Of course, not all west coast teams are deals in waiting. Here's where the costs are the highest:

                                     
Rank   Name   Team   Hotel   Pair of tickets   Two
soft drinks
  Two
beers
  Two
hot dogs
  Uber   Total cost
25   AT&T Park   San Francisco Giants   $270   $36   $9.50   $15   $11.50   $18   $360
26   Oriole Park at Camden Yards   Baltimore Orioles   $322   $36   $3   $13.50   $3   $12   $389.50
27   Fenway Park   Boston Red Sox   $258   $94   $10   $15.50   $10.50   $22   $410
28   Citi Field   New York Mets   $358   $34   $10   $11.50   $12.50   $20   $446
29   Safeco Field   Seattle Mariners   $393   $42   $9.50   $12   $9.50   $12   $478
30   Wrigley Field   Chicago Cubs   $315   $114   $7.50   $15   $11   $22   $484.50
                                     

See Cheapflights.com's complete 2016 cost ranking of Major League ballparks and, as a bonus, read up on the ballgame experience at the 10 most affordable fields at www.cheapflights.com/news/cheapest-place-to-see-baseball-game.

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Founded in 1996, Cheapflights is a leading global flight comparison and deals publishing platform. It is now a market leader in the UK, U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand generating over $3 billion in global downstream revenue for its partners as it expands into numerous other territories. More than 120 million users visit its websites and apps each year, receiving more than two billion search results a month from across 900,000 routes. The 10 million strong opt-in subscribers to the Cheapflights newsletter receive the best deals from over 120 travel businesses -- for whom it has driven more than $65 million in revenue this year. Together, the Cheapflights platforms generate enough bookings for its partners to fill a Boeing 747 every five minutes.

In 2011, Cheapflights became part of the privately owned online travel search and inspiration network, Momondo Group.

Sources:
Hotel:
Cheapflights.com - average price of a one-night stay during the weekend of Aug. 12-13 at a three-star (or higher) hotel within a 30-minute walk of each stadium
Ticket prices: SeatGeek.com - the median price of the cheapest seats available for all remaining games at each stadium
Concessions: Statista.com - 2016 prices for hot dogs, soft drinks and beer
Transportation: Uber.com - fare estimate to and from hotel and stadium

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