Detroit may have some of the nation’s least-expensive real estate, but baseball fans in the Motor City are paying the highest prices in the U.S. (and Toronto) when they buy a beer at a Detroit Tigers game.
At $8.75 for a small beer, visitors to Comerica Park pay the most for a small beer, according to a new round-up by TheStreet.com. That’s $.75 more than the price charged by the runner-up, Marlins Park, where the newly renamed Miami Marlins where their flashy uniforms.
The third-place stadium on the list should come with an asterisk (and not just because it’s home to the greatest baseball team on Earth… in spite of its current record). Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia may charge $7.75 for a beer purchased from the vendors walking up and down the aisles, but as TheStreet points out, beer buyers get 21 ounces for that price, so Phillies fans are actually only paying the ninth-highest price-per-ounce.
Boston’s Fenway Park had been the most expensive place to buy beer in last year’s report, but it drops down to fourth place on the list (a position the Red Sox should get used to with Bobby Valentine as manager) with its $7.25 price for a small beer.
You have to cross the border to pay the (approximately) $7.19 for a beer at Rogers Stadium in Toronto. But unless there is a massive change in the exchange rate during the baseball season, that will remain slightly higher than the $7 charged to all the people skipping work to check out a Cubs game at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field.
Because we know how much you all love clicking through slideshows, here’s a link to the complete list at TheStreet.com.