From the PR: The 2009 Fan Cost Index proved once again that Minor League Baseball is one of the best entertainment values in the country. But the league as a whole is still no match for the affordable, family entertainment provided by the Durham Bulls.
A fun night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in 2009 will cost a family of four only $43.50, $11 less than the Minor League Baseball average and $18 less than the Triple-A average. Incredibly, the Bulls are almost $6.00 less expensive than the league average for Short Season/Rookie League Baseball.
"We look forward to this report every year because our staff and ownership takes great pride in the value we provide to our fans," Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said, "Especially in times like these, we are happy to be able to offer nine inning vacations for fans at such an affordable price."
The survey is based on the price of two adult tickets; two child tickets; four hot dogs; two sodas; two beers; a program and parking. The average cost of an enjoyable night at a Minor League ballpark ranges from $61.79 for a Triple-A game to $47.20 for a Short-Season-A/Rookie one. The Double-A ($54.26) and Class A ($55.06) classifications are within 55 cents of the industry average.