A warm breeze, the roar of the crowd and the smells of corn dogs and funnel cakes wafting from the concessions – nothing speaks to your summertime senses quite like a day at the ballpark. But this beloved American pastime can be hard for many families to afford, especially with high food and drink prices.
5 AFFORDABLE WAYS TO VISIT THE BALLPARK:
All-You-Can-Eat Seats – Some major league parks now offer special “all-you-can-eat” seating areas. If planning on eating to your heart’s content, this may be the best seat for you. Though it includes a ticket price increase of about $20 and up, it is still a great option for those who plan to munch well into the 9th inning.
Season Tickets – If your family really loves the game, consider springing for season tickets. Some stadiums give big discounts on food and beverages up to 30% off. A great deal for big time fans.
Go Minor – Check to see if your city or town has a minor league baseball team. These games can be just as fun as their major league counterparts, plus, it’s a much cheaper family outing for tickets and refreshments.
B.Y.O.F. – Want to know a secret? Some major league ballparks will allow you to bring in your own food. Just make sure you don’t bring anything in hard containers, such as glass or hard plastic. Aluminum cans or glass bottles are generally not allowed inside.
Special Promotions/Fan Nights – Check out the website of your favorite team to see when special Fan Nights are occurring. Some fans walk away with free hats, T-shirts, mugs and really great deals on food (Think $1 Hot Dog Night).
So, do your homework and find out more about your hometown minor and major league teams. Your family will love the chance to soak up the sun and the baseball fun.
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