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How To Save Money at a Baseball Game

May 1st, 2012 Games

Taking the family to a baseball game can be an expensive prospect - when all's said and done, you could be looking at a bill for hundreds of dollars. However, just because you can't afford a luxury box doesn't mean you have to settle for nothing. With a little bit of clever money management and a little bit of preparation, you should have no problem bringing down that bottom line. In fact, you may be able to enjoy an extra game or two this season without having to worry about breaking the bank! Here are some tips.

If possible, buy your tickets in person on the day of the game. Purchasing them online is certainly convenient, but you could wind up paying at least six dollars (per ticket!) in processing fees, which is going to drive up the price quite a bit. Head to the stadium itself on the day of the game and see if you can pick up any tickets when they open. It may be a bit of a trek, but it'll save you a fair amount of money.

Did you know that ticket pricing is based on tiers? When big market teams are in town, some organizations will mark their tickets up by as much as 30 percent. If you're not dying to see the Yankees come through town, wait until a small market organization makes its way to your neck of the woods.

Can't find reasonably-priced tickets? Why not spend the game outside of the park? These days, many stadiums have a lot of amenities for people immediately beyond its gates. Pick up a few beers, watch the game on television and listen to the roar of the crowd - you may not be physically inside, but your wallet will thank you!