Orioles beat Red Sox for cheap eats Ravens 39th, 'Skins 13th in survey of food prices

November 20, 1998|By Jon Morgan

Eating at a Ravens or Orioles game is hardly cheap, but at least it's not as expensive as having a few beers at Fenway Park or a hot dog at San Jose Sharks games.

According to a survey by SportsBusiness Journal, the venerable home of the Red Sox is also home to the most expensive concessions in professional sports. The beer prices by themselves, $4 for a 12-ounce brew, are the fifth-highest in sports.

Maryland's teams did fairly well in the rankings, which compare prices charged by each of the 94 North American major-league )) franchises for hot dogs, beer and soda. The Ravens were ranked 39th, the Orioles 83rd. The Orioles' soda prices -- $1.50 for a 14-ounce drink -- were the 12th-cheapest.

The Redskins were costlier, ranking 13th. The Wizards and Capitals, sharing the MCI Center, were 56th.

Other facts from the survey:

The cheapest venue in sports is the Canadian Airlines Saddledome, home of the NHL's Calgary Flames, due in part to the weakness of the Canadian dollar (rankings were calculated based on the exchange rate for the U.S. dollar).

The Dallas Cowboys charge the most for a soda: $3 for 12 ounces. The New Jersey Nets have the most expensive beer, $4.50 for 12 ounces; the Sharks the costliest hot dogs, $3.75.

The cheapest beer is found at Toronto Maple Leafs games, $1.63 for 14 ounces.

Pub Date: 11/20/98

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