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Cost-Comparison

NHL vs NBA vs NFL vs MLB

The following chart shows the development of the admission prices of the four big professional leagues of north America from 1994 to today. For each league you will find the price of an average ticket and the Fan Cost Index (the sum of four average tickets, two small beers, four small soft-drinks, two programms, two caps, parking and four hot dogs).

National
Hockey
League (NHL)
National
Basketball
Association (NBA)
National
Football
League (NFL)
Major
League
Baseball (MBL)
2001/2002 49.86 $ 50.10 $ 53.64 $ 18.86 $
274.66 $ 277.19 $ 303.33 $ 145.83 $
2000/2001 47.70 $ 51.27 $ 49.35 $ 16.81 $
264.81 $ 281.72 $ 279.90 $ 132.44 $
1999/2000 46.38 $ 48.72 $ 45.03 $ 15.00 $
258.42 $ 268.45 $ 256.09 $ 121.76 $
1998/1999 42.78 $ 42.94 $ 42.15 $ 13.66 $
238.91 $ 241.84 $ 241.89 $ 115.06 $
1997/1998 42.15 $ 36.88 $ 39.69 $ 12.39 $
234.45 $ 216.55 $ 227.54 $ 107.26 $
1996/1997 42.78 $ 34.33 $ 35.75 $ 11.32 $
238.41 $ 204.38 $ 208.48 $ 103.07 $
1995/1996 34.72 $ 31.77 $ 33.63 $ 10.73 $
203.31 $ 192.18 $ 199.55 $ 97.55 $
1994/1995 33.49 $ 30.03 $ 30.83 $ 10.60 $
195.79 $ 182.72 $ 180.33 $ 96.41 $

 

Change in %  1994-2002 NHL NBA NFL MLB
Average Ticket + 48.8 % + 66.8 % + 74.0 % + 77.9 %
Fan Cost Index + 40.3 % + 51.7 % + 68.2 % + 51.3 %