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Best Stadiums With the Cheapest Food

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After paying for tickets, parking and food, attending an MLB, NBA or NFL game can easily cost upward of $100. And, while tickets are typically the largest part of that equation, spending money on game day snacks and drinks can really add up. Fortunately, there are some stadiums where you can enjoy concessions for less.

GOBankingRates found the stadiums with the cheapest food by looking at the lowest-cost options for hot dogs, beer and soft drinks at 92 professional baseball, basketball and football stadiums. The study calculated how much food and drinks for one person, two people and a family of four would cost on average based on these prices. If you want to save on food costs at the stadium, these are your best options — and these are your worst.

20. SunTrust Park

  • Total cost for one person: $14.75
  • Total cost for two people: $29.50
  • Total cost for a family of four: $38

The Atlanta Braves’ stadium serves up $5 beers — the third-cheapest beers of all the professional sports team stadiums analyzed in this study. It also has some of the best stadium hot dogs, according to Sports Illustrated. The publication selected SunTrust Park’s Dinger Dog — a footlong hot dog topped with cheddar cheese and bacon jam, wrapped in puff pastry — as one of the best stadium foods

 

19. Spectrum Center

  • Total cost for one person: $14
  • Total cost for two people: $28
  • Total cost for a family of four: $36

The home of the Charlotte Hornets has $3 soft drinks, which ties for the third-cheapest soft drinks of any professional sports team stadium.

18. State Farm Stadium

  • Total cost for one person: $14
  • Total cost for two people: $28
  • Total cost for a family of four: $36

State Farm Stadium — home to the Arizona Cardinals — has the cheapest beer in the NFL at $5. It also has the third-cheapest stadium beers overall.

 

17. Kauffman Stadium

  • Total cost for one person: $13.75
  • Total cost for two people: $27.50
  • Total cost for a family of four: $39

You can get a beer for $4 at the Kansas City Royals’ home turf. Kauffman Stadium is tied with three others for the second-cheapest beers.

 

16. Rogers Centre

  • Total cost for one person: $13.70
  • Total cost for two people: $27.40
  • Total cost for a family of four: $35.66

Formerly called the SkyDome, Rogers Centre has been the home of the MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays since 1989. In addition to serving up $4.13 beef ballpark hot dogs, the stadium also serves vegan/vegetarian hot dogs for those with dietary restrictions.

15. Angel Stadium

  • Total cost for one person: $13.50
  • Total cost for two people: $27
  • Total cost for a family of four: $37

You can get a beer at the home of the Los Angeles Angels for $5 — the third-lowest price of any professional sports team stadium analyzed.

 

14. PNC Park

  • Total cost for one person: $13
  • Total cost for two people: $26
  • Total cost for a family of four: $33

PNC Park has been the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates since 2001. You can snack on the stadium’s traditional concession stand food, like $3.50 hot dogs, or go for one of the more adventurous options — like the “cinnamon chipotle loaded totchos.” It’s tater tots covered with cinnamon-spiced pulled pork and grilled red and green onions, topped with a chipotle maple syrup glaze.

13. Ford Field

  • Total cost for one person: $13
  • Total cost for two people: $26
  • Total cost for a family of four: $34

Catch the Detroit Lions playing while enjoying a $5 beer at Ford Field. This stadium is tied for the cheapest beers of all the pro football stadiums, and it has the third-cheapest stadium beers overall.

 

12. Coors Field

  • Total cost for one person: $13
  • Total cost for two people: $26
  • Total cost for a family of four: $37

It would make sense that a stadium named after a beer brand would have plenty of affordable beer on tap — and that’s the case at the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field. This MLB stadium has $3 beers, the cheapest of any professional sports team stadium. It’s actually the least expensive baseball stadium overall, a separate GOBankingRates study found.

11. Progressive Field

  • Total cost for one person: $13
  • Total cost for two people: $26
  • Total cost for a family of four: $34.50

You can get a cheap beer at the Cleveland Indians’ home stadium. At $5 per beer, it’s tied for the third-least expensive stadium beers. You can also get poutine, and good poutine at that — Progressive Field’s short rib poutine was named one of the best stadium foods by Sports Illustrated.

10. Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

  • Total cost for one person: $12.75
  • Total cost for two people: $25.50
  • Total cost for a family of four: $37

With $4 beers, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is tied with three other professional sports team stadiums for the second-cheapest beers, and it has the least expensive beers of any NBA arena. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ stadium also has $3 soft drinks, tied for the third-cheapest soft drinks overall.

9. Yankee Stadium

  • Total cost for one person: $12
  • Total cost for two people: $24
  • Total cost for a family of four: $30

You can get a soft drink at the home of the New York Yankees for $3 — tied for the third-lowest cost of any stadium.

8. Target Field

  • Total cost for one person: $11
  • Total cost for two people: $22
  • Total cost for a family of four: $30

Target Field is the home of the Minnesota Twins, and it’s also home to the third-cheapest stadium beers at $5 as well as the second-cheapest soft drinks at $2 a pop.

If you get hungry during the game, try the peanut butter and bacon sandwich, which was selected by Sports Illustrated as one of the top MLB stadium foods.

7. Marlins Park

  • Total cost for one person: $11
  • Total cost for two people: $22
  • Total cost for a family of four: $28

Enjoy a $5 beer or $3 soft drink while watching the Miami Marlins round the bases. Marlins Park is tied for the third-cheapest stadium beers and sodas.

6. M&T Bank Stadium

  • Total cost for one person: $11
  • Total cost for two people: $22
  • Total cost for a family of four: $28

M&T Bank Stadium, where the Baltimore Ravens play, is one of a handful of NFL stadiums that serve $5 beers — the cheapest in the league and the third cheapest of all professional sports team stadium offerings. M&T Bank Stadium is also tied for the third-cheapest soft drinks, which start at just $3. And, it’s one of the best stadiums in America to watch football.

5. State Farm Arena

  • Total cost for one person: $11
  • Total cost for two people: $22
  • Total cost for a family of four: $28

State Farm Arena is the home of the Atlanta Hawks, and it’s also home to $5 beers — the third-cheapest beers in this study. It has the third-cheapest soft drinks, with a cost of $3.

4. Bank of America Stadium

  • Total cost for one person: $10
  • Total cost for two people: $20
  • Total cost for a family of four: $25

Having a hot dog while watching the Carolina Panthers play at Bank of America Stadium will cost you $2.50. This NFL stadium has the third-cheapest hot dogs overall. It’s also tied for the second-cheapest soft drinks — a soda will cost you $2.

 

3. Mercedes-Benz Stadium

  • Total cost for one person: $9
  • Total cost for two people: $18
  • Total cost for a family of four: $22

The Atlanta Falcons’ stadium serves $5 beers, tied for the lowest-priced NFL stadium beers and the third-cheapest beers of stadiums across leagues. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is also tied for the second-cheapest hot dogs and soft drinks, with both selling for $2 a pop. It’s the best stadium to visit for cheap football food.

 

2. Chase Field

  • Total cost for one person: $8
  • Total cost for two people: $16
  • Total cost for a family of four: $20

The home of the Arizona Diamondbacks has $4 beers — tied with Kauffman Stadium, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and one other stadium for the second-cheapest beers. It’s also tied with Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the second-cheapest hot dogs at $2 per dog, and with three other stadiums for the second-cheapest soft drinks at $2 each.

1. Oriole Park at Camden Yards

  • Total cost for one person: $7
  • Total cost for two people: $14
  • Total cost for a family of four: $17

You can take the whole family out to the ballgame and spend less than $20 on food and drinks at the home of the Baltimore Orioles, the best MLB stadium and the cheapest professional sports stadium when it comes to food, with $1.50 hot dogs. Oriole Park at Camden Yards has the least expensive sodas at just $1.50. Beers are also cheap at this baseball stadium, costing $4, which is tied with three other stadiums for the second-cheapest beer price.

 

Which Stadiums Have the Cheapest Food?

Tickets to sporting events can be expensive, so you might not want to spend a fortune on food and drinks once you get there. For the cheapest options, it’s best to see a pro baseball game over a basketball or football game. Of the 20 cheapest stadiums for food, 12 are MLB ballparks, five are NFL stadiums, and three are NBA arenas.

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Methodology: GOBankingRates analyzed 92 professional sports team stadiums across the NBA, MLB and NFL to find the stadiums with the most expensive and cheapest food and drink options. GOBankingRates used Team Marketing Report’s “2019 MLB Fan Cost Index,” “2018-19 NBA Fan Cost Index” and “2018 NFL Fan Cost Index” to find each stadium’s cheapest offering for the (1) cost of a hot dog, (2) cost of a beer and (3) cost of a soft drink. GOBankingRates then calculated the total cost for a party of one (one hot dog, one beer and one soft drink), a party of two (two hot dogs, two beers and two soft drinks), as well as the cost for a family of four (four hot dogs, two beers and four soft drinks).