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Big Red Hoss
04-27-2012, 12:22 PM
THe other thread got me thinking. What does it cost me to go a reds game?

2hr drive
$40 for 2 tickets.
$10 for parking.
$25 for food and drinks. ( I have to have a stadium dog and she has to have a pretzel)
$20 For dinner on the way down.

So about $100.00 + fuel each time we go. (Though The business covers that :) ) Not to shabby and I do it at least a dozen times a year. Funny thing is a decent seat at the bengals game is a $100.00 Thats why I Spent my money with the reds and not the bengals each year. + there is just nothing better then a night at the Ballpark.

Captain13
04-27-2012, 01:31 PM
I love going to the ole ballyard. Headed there tommorow. Go Reds! Also, dinner and movie can easily cost more than that $100, and I much prefer the Redlegs to dinner and a movie.

bigredmechanism
04-27-2012, 01:35 PM
THe other thread got me thinking. What does it cost me to go a reds game?

2hr drive
$40 for 2 tickets.
$10 for parking.
$25 for food and drinks. ( I have to have a stadium dog and she has to have a pretzel)
$20 For dinner on the way down.

So about $100.00 + fuel each time we go. (Though The business covers that :) ) Not to shabby and I do it at least a dozen times a year. Funny thing is a decent seat at the bengals game is a $100.00 Thats why I Spent my money with the reds and not the bengals each year. + there is just nothing better then a night at the Ballpark.

15 hr drive ~ 250 or so in gas.
50 for 2 tickets.
parking cheap i guess. 10 bucks.
30 for food and drinks.
60 bucks at the hofbrauhaus.
too much money at omalleys in the alley. LOL.
hotel for a night varies.

End up being like 600 for 2 people. It's an expensive-ish trip, but I had a great time when I went in 2010. Hoping to make it out there again sometime this summer. Driving out isn't bad. Driving home is the worst.

Bob Sheed
04-27-2012, 01:37 PM
If you park for free and take the bus down, and pick up some chips and a drink along the way, you could see a game for under 20 dollars a person easily.

S.Wells
04-27-2012, 01:53 PM
Gas for my 170 mile round trip $30
My season tickets are about $20 for 2 Kroger Bleachers
Parking $10 buy my sodas and snacks and carry them in about another $10


So about $70 a game. Not bad of course after 30 games your looking at $2,100 a year.
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KYRedLeg
04-27-2012, 01:55 PM
$20 - 160 mile round trip, about 5 gallons of gas
$5 - Parking at the Levee, walk across
$40 - 2 tickets (guessing, averaging, etc)
$15 - White Castle on the way home

$80 a game, or so

WrightRed
04-27-2012, 02:49 PM
50 minute drive
$20 - two tickets
$10 - parking
$15 - fast food on the way down
$16 - early inning beers
$10-20 - middle inning nachos and/or skyline,pizza,penn station,hot dog,etc.
$16 - middle inning beers

Tickets vary...I usually just buy the cheapest ones available for weeknight games. Food and drinks vary depending on whether or not I go with my SO or buddies :beerme:

Bob Sheed
04-27-2012, 03:02 PM
jeez, I live 15 minutes from the ballpark. You all make me feel like I should go to more games... lol

Big Red Hoss
04-27-2012, 03:04 PM
Maybe you should? :thumbup:

S.Wells
04-27-2012, 03:50 PM
Agreed maybe you should. Why people who live that close don't attend a minimum of 1 game a week blows my mind. It is cheap if you buy cheaper seats and refrain from all the beer and food. Cheaper than a movie. Fill the stands folks. I'll be there tonight. Same as I was Wednesday night. Go Redlegs

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justincredible
04-27-2012, 04:03 PM
Drive: 5 minutes, so maybe $1 worth of gas
Tickets: Our season tickets in the bleachers are ~$7-8 each.
Parking: Free usually, $5 at most
Food: Varies, sometimes $0, sometimes $30, sometimes more

webbbj
04-27-2012, 04:54 PM
$5

brm7675
04-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Family HOF Membership - $75 divided by me and my buddy....comes with 4 free tickets so that covers 2 games plus we get 4 of the HOF bobbleheads this year.

Going over to 2 other games, always get cheapest tix so maybe $20 per each of us.

Parking, depends how I feel, if feeling good it costs us $3-5 dollars, if not then up to $12

Gas: about $50 split between me and buddy and maybe an additional $40 for rental car if its hot out as my van doesn't have very good AC. (drive over from Indy)

Food: Maybe $15-20 per person

tomnuetten
04-27-2012, 07:53 PM
Im from Germany so:

9 hour flight (only one way)
$1500 for the flight
$10-20 tickets
$10 hot dog..


~$1600 for a game :laugh:

Big Red Hoss
04-27-2012, 08:00 PM
Im from Germany so:

9 hour flight (only one way)
$1500 for the flight
$10-20 tickets
$10 hot dog..


~$1600 for a game :laugh:

This sounds Do-able. when you come let me know we will hit some beers. :beerme:

jwmann2
04-28-2012, 04:39 AM
$5 to park. Eat before you enter the park at the Tower Place shoppes food court or Rockbottom Brewery. One beer at the game. Eat when I get home. It's not cheap but there are alternatives. For weeknight games, why not purchase view level or bleacher seats and set in far left or right field? Those sections are always empty on weeknights.

SweetLou1990
04-28-2012, 08:57 AM
Going down today, Cueto should be dealing

gas - $40
5 tix - $80 (got the 4 for 48 deal)
Skyline before game - $30
2 beers + 3 soft drinks - $30
parking $10

190 total for the "cheap" seats

Red Buckeye
04-28-2012, 01:13 PM
Honestly you can spend as much or as little as you want, for the most part.

And lol at $10 parking. No offense but only old folks who have trouble walking or suckers pay $10 to park.

Last night 2 of my friends and I went to the game.

Maybe $10 in gas roundtrip from Wilmington (Hyundai Accent)
$2 parking garage on 6th street (not a bad walk)
3 tickets from a scalper, face value was $8 a piece for bleacher seats, talked him down to $5 each. And we moved down to about 20 rows behind 1st base (I believe they are about $40 seats, but usher's either don't care at GABP or just suck at their job).

And we each got two hot dogs, an ice cream cup, a small popcorn, and 2 cokes each.
Total for the food for each of us: $6.00 (Dollar stand on View Level 1st base side is amazing, even if you have to wait 1/2 an inning).

So we each spent approximately $14 and sat in $40 seats and got stuffed at the ballpark.


Like I said a trip to the ballpark can be expensive if you are a sucker, if you are resourceful, like another poster mentioned, you can go for under $20 and have a blast. And if you are even more resourceful and bring your own food and park on the street you can go for under $10 easily (Although I prefer parking in a garage so I can "Pregame It", lol)

LexRedsFan
04-28-2012, 10:22 PM
1 hr drive - $12 gas
$20-40 (depending on where we want to sit)
$10-15 Skyline (have to go since we don't have one here!)

So $32-75...because I always make sure to park on one of the streets around GABP for free.

Bob Sheed
04-29-2012, 11:07 AM
And lol at $10 parking. No offense but only old folks who have trouble walking or suckers pay $10 to park.



Depends on how valuable your time is to you. I like being able to get out of my car, walk half a block, and right in to GABP. Then when I am ready to leave, I get right in my car and go.

Lets say you park on 6th street for 2 bucks. Takes you 15 minutes to walk down the hill. Then 15 back up the hill. So saving 8 dollars costs you 30 minutes of your life.

Or, for me, paying 8 dollars buys me 30 extra minutes to do what I like.

:thumbup:

FlyingPig
04-29-2012, 11:41 AM
I'm coming up from North Carolina for the Atlanta series next month. (I'm a WV native) So we're talking gas, food, tickets, hotel, ballpark food, Hall of Fame visit...

But I don't care. We do it every year. :thumbup: