As they do every year, Business Insider has put together a chart showing the cost of a beer at every Major League Baseball stadium, and the cost of beer per ounce at each stadium. That way if you’re planning a baseball road trip this Summer you can plan to hit the Major League Baseball stadiums with the cheapest beer (Arizona, Cleveland) and avoid the stadiums selling the most expensive beer (Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia).
The 2015 Major League Baseball season kicked off Sunday night with a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, christening the iconic Wrigley Stadium’s reopening after some updates and cosmetic changes. As you may have heard already, it was a complete mess due to Wrigley Stadium not being finished. Due to beer being most people’s drink of choice at a baseball game and not enough bathrooms being finished, people were reportedly pissing in cups and all over Wrigley. Then ‘2015 MLB Opening Day’ kicked off on Monday and the rest of the 28 Major League Baseball teams got to playing baseball. All across the nation beer was flowing like the salmon of Capistrano, and some people were getting a relative bargain while others were getting ripped off.
Business Insider’s Cork Gaines put together these two charts of 2015 Beer Prices At MLB Stadiums, one showing the price of a beer at each stadium (and the size of that beer), and the other showing the price per ounce of a beer at each of the 30 MLB ballparks.
MLB Beer Prices 2015 — Cost Of Buying A Beer At All 30 Stadiums
2015 Major League Baseball Beer Prices (Price Per Ounce Of Beer At All 30 MLB Stadiums)
My first takeaway is given that the Philadelphia Phillies are expected to be the WORST team in baseball this year (BY FAR), and it is the first season in history that they’re selling liquor at the stadium, you’d think they’d offer up some affordable beer options instead of getting angry fans blacked out in liquor for 81 home games.
Secondly, baseball’s ‘iconic’ stadiums are committing highway robbery and charging the most for beer because they know (think?) that fans are going to show up to the games anyways because their team plays in one of the ‘Cathedrals of the Game’.
Lastly, I have no clue whatsoever as to why Minnesota thinks they can charge almost DOUBLE what Arizona is charging for a beer and get away with it. That’s just asinine. You haven’t been good at baseball for years, Minnesota. You should focus on making your team better so that you sell more tickets to happy fans, and not try to squeeze money out of beer lovers.