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Monday, April 1, 2013
MLB Fan Cost Index

Associated Press

Avg. Pct. Avg. Pct.

Team Ticket Change Prem. FCI Change

Boston $53.38 0.0 $172.51 $336.99 0.0

N.Y. Yankees $51.55 0.0 $305.11 $324.30 0.0

Chicago Cubs $44.55 -3.8 $106.88 $298.20 -0.7

Philadelphia $37.42 0.0 $79.82 $257.16 0.0

Toronto $32.98 29.6 $83.33 $254.21 14.4

San Francisco $30.09 10.6 $86.63 $237.87 7.8

Washington $35.24 15.4 $192.89 $236.46 19.3

Chicago White Sox $26.05 -10.2 $86.94 $231.18 3.7

St. Louis $33.11 3.7 $77.26 $230.94 2.7

Miami $29.27 -4.0 $116.18 $230.05 -5.1

Houston $30.09 0.0 $51.24 $224.33 0.0

N.Y. Mets $25.30 -7.1 $83.78 $223.70 -2.9

Minnesota $32.59 -1.4 $74.18 $221.36 -1.7

MLB AVG $27.73 2.7 $90.92 $210.46 1.2

Detroit $26.36 12.0 $70.65 $207.42 11.2

L.A. Dodgers $22.37 -3.3 $222.38 $204.95 -3.9

Seattle $28.45 7.8 $126.82 $203.78 4.2

Colorado $23.65 0.1 $46.86 $196.60 0.1

L.A. Angels $27.54 23.4 $76.47 $196.16 34.9

Texas $22.54 10.0 $58.16 $196.13 6.6

Oakland $22.12 2.2 $46.64 $180.48 -3.3

Milwaukee $24.95 3.9 $43.22 $176.80 3.1

Kansas City $19.83 -10.1 $79.06 $172.32 -7.0

Atlanta $17.32 3.8 $46.74 $170.78 -4.6

Baltimore $23.89 0.0 $43.90 $169.06 -4.0

Cincinnati $21.35 3.6 $57.94 $165.39 -0.3

Pittsburgh $17.21 6.8 $57.30 $164.84 8.2

Cleveland $19.59 -4.1 $56.17 $157.36 -9.4

Tampa Bay $20.39 2.8 $83.98 $155.54 1.5

San Diego $15.99 3.5 $39.11 $151.94 0.8

Arizona $16.89 7.3 $51.59 $151.55 3.8

The Fan Cost Index comprises the prices of four adult average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least expensive, adult-size adjustable caps. Costs were determined by telephone calls with representatives of the teams, venues and concessionaires. Identical questions were asked in all interviews.

Average ticket price represents a weighted average of season ticket prices for general seating categories, determined by factoring the tickets in each price range as a percentage of

the total number of seats in each venue. Premium seating (tickets that come with at least one added amenity or is classified by team as premium) are not included in the survey to

calculate average ticket price. Luxury suites are also excluded from the survey. Season ticket pricing is used for any team that offers some or all tickets at lower prices for customers

who buy season seats. Teams have a say in what seats are considered general or premium.

SOURCE: Team Marketing Report