See where drinks, hot dogs are cheapest (and most expensive)

It’s clear that arena food isn’t constantly the least expensive, however beer and hotdogs can cost you a lot more based upon where you purchase them − as much as 3 times more.

U.S.A. TODAY acquired hotdog and beer costs at 28 MLB arenas, in addition to which arenas have the least expensive and most costly alternatives. Prices were acquired by means of groups, food management business or independent confirmation.

Only 2 groups were not associated with the information; the Chicago Cubs and their food management business, Levy Restaurants, did not supply rates info after several demands. The Tampa Bay Rays, likewise represented by Levy Restaurants, decreased to get involved.

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A supplier at PNC Park offers a can of Arnold Palmers Spike Tea prior to a baseball video game in between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Astros in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

How much does a hotdog expense at an MLB video game?

Data reveals hotdog costs vary from $3 to simply over $8 amongst arenas with offered cost information.

The Miami Marlins have the least expensive hotdog costs in the league, costing $3. They are followed by the Atlanta Braves ($3.99), Minnesota Twins ($3.99), Milwaukee Brewers ($4) and Seattle Mariners ($4).

On the opposite side, the Baltimore Orioles have the most costly hotdog in baseball at $8.25. The Orioles are followed by the Oakland Athletics ($7.79), St. Louis Cardinals ($7.75), San Francisco Giants ($7.75)  and San Diego Padres ($7.75).

How much does beer expense at an MLB video game?

Beer costs vary by arena not just due to the fact that of where the alcohol is being offered, however likewise due to the fact that the sizes can vary from 12-ounce cans to 16 and 24-ounce beverages. To identify which groups had the least expensive or most costly beer alternatives in this analysis, beverage expenses were divided into cost per ounce.

By cost per ounce, the Mariners have the least expensive alternative at 33 cents per ounce for their 12-ounce cans, which cost $4. The 5 least expensive alternatives consisted of the Braves (42 cents), Twins (42 cents), Marlins (42 cents) and Toronto Blue Jays (47 cents).

The Los Angeles Dodgers have the most costly beer, costing 99 cents per ounce for 16-ounce cans, which expense $15.99. Beer at Dodger Stadium cost 30 cents more per ounce than any other group. The 2nd most costly beer per ounce is 69 cents, which is shared amongst 6 other groups (Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Padres, Brewers and Orioles).



Beer cost per ounce

Seattle Mariners

T-Mobile Park


Atlanta Braves

Truist Park


Minnesota Twins

Target Field


Miami Marlins

LoanDepot Park


Toronto Blue Jays

Rogers Centre


New York Yankees

Yankee Stadium


Colorado Rockies

Coors Field


Kansas City Royals

Kauffman Stadium


Los Angeles Angels

Angel Stadium


Pittsburgh Pirates

PNC Park


Arizona Diamondbacks

Chase Field


St. Louis Cardinals

Busch Stadium


Oakland Athletics

Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum


Philadelphia Phillies

Citizens Bank Park


Washington Nationals

Nationals Park


New York Mets

Citi Field


Cleveland Guardians

Progressive Field


San Francisco Giants

Oracle Park


Houston Astros

Minute Maid Park


Texas Rangers

Globe Life Field


Boston Red Sox

Fenway Park


Baltimore Orioles

Camden Yards


Chicago White Sox

Guaranteed Rate Field


Cincinnati Reds

Great American Ballpark


Detroit Tigers

Comerica Park


Milwaukee Brewers

American Family Field


San Diego Padres

Petco Park


Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodger Stadium


Hot pet dog, beer costs at each MLB arena

How are food and beverage costs set?

Jamie Obletz, president of Delaware North Sportservice, which is the food management business for 10 groups, stated a range of aspects enter into figuring out the costs at each arena, however “at the heart of it is supply and demand.”

“You see a pretty broad spectrum or pricing across different areas of the ballpark, across different products, across different types of quality of product,” Obletz informed U.S.A. TODAY. “I think where most of the industry has landed, including ourselves, is trying to make a pricing scheme that works for all audiences.”

Price-setting normally takes place in the preseason, however settlements in between both sides can last all the method up till the day prior to the season begins.

Obletz included as much of it is a collective procedure in between groups and food management business to set rates, it’s common for some back-and-forth to occur what cost needs to be utilized for products.

“The industry has evolved to a level of sophistication where these disagreements aren’t as significant as maybe you would think outside looking in,” he stated. “It’s more on the margin or the fine tuning or ‘how does this work?’”

Some groups likewise have worth video games where costs are more affordable than the majority of video games. For example, the Detroit Tigers have $3 hotdogs on Tuesdays rather of the regular cost of $6.29.

Does fan input matter in setting food costs?

It’s uncommon for costs to be altered throughout the season, however it can occur if fan or group feedback presses enough on it, like a specific product expenses more than fans want to spend for. Obletz stated business are constantly searching for feedback, which can be utilized to identify any midseason modifications or modifications for next season.

“Yes, we’re all economically driven. But at the end of the day, you’re trying to maximize that gameday experience for the fans, to keep them returning to that venue for the long term,” he stated. “Objective number one, in my view, is to provide that value proposition and meet the guests or meet the customer where they want to be met.”

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This short article initially appeared on U.S.A. TODAY: MLB beer, hotdog costs by group 2023: Most, least costly arenas

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