Boston has highest average for 10th straight season
CHICAGO -- The increase in baseball ticket prices slowed this year.
Baseball's major league average is $22.69 this season, the Team Marketing Report said Friday, up 2.5 percent from last year's adjusted average of $22.14.
Boston has the highest average for the 10th straight season, going up 2.7 percent to $47.71. The Chicago Cubs were next at $34.30, followed by the New York Yankees ($29.01), Chicago White Sox ($28.78), St. Louis Cardinals ($28.43) and New York Mets ($28.26).
Arizona's average of $13.79 was the lowest in the majors and was a 29.9 percent drop from last year. Texas averaged $14.19 and Kansas City $14.48.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had the biggest average increase, 26.9 percent to $26.28.
Premium seating isn't included in the survey.
TMR's fan cost index rose 3.6 percent to $176.24. The figure includes two adult tickets at the average price, two child tickets at the average if available, two beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, parking, two programs and two adult caps. The index ranged from $313.83 at Fenway Park to $123.42 in Kansas City.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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