Like any baseball fan, I love going to stadiums to watch games live. Yet, there's a problem. I'm a die-hard New York Yankees fan and Yankee Stadium is probably the most expensive ballpark out of the 30 in MLB.
From paying $11 or more for a beer to spending $5 on a hot dog and another $5 on a soda, going to a Yankees game has become not only an occasion for being a baseball fan, but also one in which I make an appointment with my accountant before I even buy tickets, and I won't even get into how much he charges me.
Thus, whenever I'm on the road in various cities, there are certain ballparks that I make a point of attending even if I'm not a fan of the team. The mere experience of the stadium combined with affordable prices on concessions and other perks is enough to loop me in. To anyone who thinks that's an odd practice, just go to Angels Stadium in Anaheim and then tell me it wasn't money well spent.
Simply put, going to a baseball game should be something we all can enjoy, not a financial burden. If most stadiums took a page from these parks' books, then maybe attendance would go up just a little bit and the fans would be way happier. Forget about the game. When it comes to these affordable stadiums, experience is key.