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Updated Feb 14, 2022

Super Bowl sticker shock on concession prices: $17 beer, $12 hot dogs

Brent Schrotenboer — USA Today (Feb 13, 2022)


Super Bowl LVI: A look at the fans who love the game

Kurt Snibbe — Orange County Register (Feb 12, 2022) also Los Angeles Daily News


The Cost of Fandom: The Most Expensive NFL Stadiums in the US

Serah Louis MoneyWise (Feb 12, 2022)


Bears Raise Ticket Prices To Celebrate New Management

Riley O’Neil – WROK-AM 1440 (Rockford, Ill.) (Feb 9, 2022)

2022 Super Bowl business tale of the tape: Here’s how the Rams and Bengals compare

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Feb 8, 2022)


Here’s how attendance at Lambeau Field shaped up against rest of NFL’s stadiums

David Schuyler & Ethan Nelson – Milwaukee Business Journal (Feb 8, 2022)


Pittsburgh ranked as top city for football fans

Chris Pastrick – (Feb 7, 2022)


2022’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans

Adam McCann – WalletHub (Feb 7, 2022)


How Empower Field’s attendance compared to other NFL stadiums in 2021

Ethan Nelson – Denver Business Journal (Feb 4, 2022)


Analyzing The New York Jets’ Recent Increase In Season-Ticket Prices

J.P. Pelzman – Forbes SportsMoney (Jan 28, 2022)


Small Market With Heavy Ticket Price Punch: Las Vegas Raiders, Golden Knights Charge Among Highest Ticket Prices In Their Leagues

Alan Snel – (Jan 27, 2022)


Sam Fortier — Washington Post (Jan 8, 2022)


The cost of a beer and a hot dog at every NFL stadium

Lacey Muszynski — Opera News / (Dec 17, 2021)


大谷翔平は「お買い得選手」マーケティング専門家が分析した経済効果 (Shohei Otani is an economic effect analyzed by a “fan cost” marketing expert)

Hiroki Toda – Asahi Shimbun (Nov 18, 2021)


Panthers’ prices increase faster than NFL average, hit top 10 in the league

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Nov 12, 2021)


Despite messy exit, Beckham’s off-field impact still resonates

Joe Scalzo – Crain’s Cleveland Business (Nov 12, 2021)


What’s the Priciest NFL Stadium for a Family of Four Fans to Attend a Game?

Evan Bleier – InsideHook (Nov 5, 2021)


NFL’s best and worst pocketbook values based on fan game day costs, winning

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Nov 4, 2021)


Can the Cubs stop the bleeding? Will White Sox crowds stay strong?: Dollars and sense

Jon Greenberg – The Athletic (Oct 21, 2021)


Too soon to say the Cubs won’t win the offseason? Jed Hoyer’s outlook on free agents and the next step in the rebuild

Patrick Mooney – The Athletic (Oct 7, 2021)


The Cost of a Beer and a Hot Dog at Every MLB Ballpark

Andrew Lisa – AOL Finance/Cheapism (Sep 22, 2021)


Raiders’ Fast Start Changes Dynamic Of Evolving Las Vegas Sports Market

Alan Snel – (Sep 21, 2021)


How does the Cubs’ Yu Darvish trade look now? Not good. But maybe not as bad?

Patrick Mooney – The Athletic (Sep 20, 2021)


The State of MLB Game Costs

Front Office Sports (Sep 20, 2021)


Going to a Game at Wrigley Field Remains One of the Most Expensive Outings in MLB

Michael Cerami – Bleacher Report (Sep 17, 2021)


What’s the Priciest MLB Ballpark for a Family of Fans to Attend a Game?

Evan Bleier – InsideHook (Sep 17, 2021)


SnakeBytes 9/16: Trudge to the finish

AZ Snake Pit (Sep 17, 2021)


The Rundown

Michael Canter – Cubs Insider (Sep 17, 2021)


What it costs for every MLB team’s fans to attend a game, and why the average price went up in 2021

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Sep 16, 2021)


Report says Diamondbacks offer the most affordable MLB fan experience

Nicholas Hodell – Arizona Sports (Sep 16, 2021) also Knews


Average cost of attending MLB game increased in 2021 following COVID-19 pandemic

Chris Cwik – Yahoo!Sport U.K. (Sep 16, 2021)


Inside the Carolina Panthers game plan for growth

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Sep 10, 2021)


How many bills it costs to attend a Bills game this season

Lilia Wood – WKBW-TV ABC 7 Buffalo (Sep 9, 2021)


Jets fan survey results, part 1: Fandom backstories, franchise confidence and what’s a realistic Stanley Cup window?

Murat Ates – The Athletic (Sep 8, 2021)


Charlotte Hornets fans are buying in — now it’s up to the team to meet expectations

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Aug 27, 2021)


Letter: Time to rethink MLB’s anti-trust exemption

Mark Spangler – Post-Bulletin (Aug 3, 2021)


Best & Worst Cities for Basketball Fans

Adam McCann – WalletHub (May 19, 2021)


Here’s why Shake Shack, and not In-N-Out, is at Dodger Stadium

Bill Shaikin – Los Angeles Times (May 14, 2021)


Get your grasshopper ice cream: MLB stadiums to expand menus, bring back some novelty foods as restrictions ease

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Apr 15, 2021)


Cleared to Open, Many Indoor Venues Take Slow Approach

Jenna Chandler & Nat Rubio-Licht – Los Angeles Business Journal (Apr 12, 2021)


Charlotte Hornets unlikely to expand capacity this season

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Apr 8, 2021)


Milwaukee Brewers franchise valuation increases 2% to $1.22 billion

Margaret Naczek – Milwaukee Business Journal (Apr 6, 2021)


Coronavirus had a large impact on MLB; Will Shohei Ohtani help baseball’s recovery? (Video in Japanese)

Asahi News Network (Apr 2, 2021)


Brewers officials, business community leader talk pandemic’s economic impact

Mary Jo Ola – WTMJ-TV NBC 4 (Mar 26, 2021)


Cashless transactions and no tailgating: Here’s what you can expect at American Family Field

Margaret Naczek – Milwaukee Business Journal (Mar 25, 2021)


How the Milwaukee Brewers’ opening day fan capacity compares with other MLB teams

Nick Williams – Milwaukee Business Journal (Mar 17, 2021)


How Cardinals’ Robert Alford made nearly $15M without playing a game

Paulina Dedaj – Fox Business (Mar 12, 2021)


One Year Later: Packers navigate no fans, limited capacity during pandemic

Nick Williams – Milwaukee Business Journal (Mar 12, 2021)


Price of success: Browns raise season-ticket costs, and hikes are considerable in some areas

Kevin Kreps – Crain’s Cleveland Business (Mar 10, 2021)


Carolina Panthers season-ticket prices going up by an average of $3 per game

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Mar 9, 2021)


Bills to increase season-ticket prices an average of $8 per game in 2021

Jay Skurski – Buffalo News (Mar 8, 2021)


Buffalo Bills season ticket prices to increase (Video)

Claudine Ewing – WGRZ-TV NBC 2 (Mar 8, 2021)


Why marketing experts think Charlotte FC can withstand ticket price backlash

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Mar 4, 2021)


Charlotte Hornets to bring fans back to uptown arena next week

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Mar 2, 2021)


The most and least expensive pro sports experiences

AZ Big Media (Feb 27, 2021)


Looking at the Fernando Tatis Jr. megadeal from a Cubs perspective

Patrick Mooney – The Athletic (Feb 18, 2021)


NFL salary cap floor set at $180 million

Matthew Paras – The Washington Times (Feb 18, 2021)


Bengals tickets chief details team’s new perks to lure back fans

Steve Watkins – Cincinnati Business Courier (Feb 18, 2021)


Hornets executives in discussions about reduced-capacity crowds at Spectrum Center

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Feb 17, 2021)


Most expensive U.S. stadium experiences for sports fans

Blair Sheade – Chicago Tribune / Tribune Content Agency (Feb 17, 2021)


Finally, some great news for Bengals fans

Steve Watkins – Cincinnati Business Courier (Feb 9, 2021)


Houston Texans among top NFL teams for home game attendance despite unprecedented season

Houston Business Journal (Feb 8, 2021)


Dallas Cowboys lead NFL in attendance — again — during unprecedented season

Ethan Nelson & David Ajamy – Dallas Business Journal (Feb 5, 2021)


Most Expensive Stadiums For Sports Fans

Tennessee Bets (Feb 4, 2021)


Brewers working on Covid-19 safety plan to host fans at American Family Field this season

Nick Williams – Milwaukee Business Journal (Feb 3, 2021)


Tennessee Titans games 7th-cheapest in NFL for fans; Nashville Predators gameday costs near NHL average

Cole Villena – Tennessean (Feb 3, 2021)


Wizards home games are among NBA’s cheapest; Nats among MLB’s priciest

Jeff Clabaugh – WTOP News (Feb 3, 2021)


List Extra: How the Broncos compared to other NFL teams during the 2020 regular season

Ethan Nelson – Denver Business Journal (Feb 1, 2021)


Spurs fans pay far less to attend games than some NBA fanbases, study says

Mark Dunphy – San Antonio Express-News (Feb 1, 2021) also: Laredo Morning Times


Pittsburgh Is 2021 Best City For Football Fans: Study

Eric Heyl – Pittsburgh Patch (Feb 1, 2021)


Rockies slide: Charting Colorado’s tumble from contenders to losers

Patrick Saunders – Denver Post (Jan 30, 2021) also: The Colorado Springs Gazette


These 2 Boston sports stadiums ranked among the top 3 most expensive in the nation

Kristi Palma – (Jan 29, 2021)


Raiders will be NFL’s most expensive home venue when fans allowed back in

Jerry McDonald – The Mercury News (Jan 28, 2021)


Where US Bank Stadium ranks for COVID ticket prices in 2021

Joe Johnson – (Jan 28, 2021)


Browns, Bills among top NFL teams in fan value but pandemic had fans missing out

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Jan 25, 2021)


What Is The Cost Of Attending Dallas Stars Games?

Taylor Baird – Defending Big D / SB Nation (Jan 21, 2021)

In an Unforgiving Year, the NFL Faced COVID and Somehow Thrived

Andrew Lisa – Yahoo Finance (Jan 15, 2021)


Green Bay Packers offering 6,000 tickets to season ticket holders for playoff game

Nick Williams – Milwaukee Business Journal (Jan 8, 2021)


‘Like nothing we have ever seen’: 2021 predictions from sports business figures

Daniel Kaplan & Bill Shea – The Athletic (Jan 7, 2021)


NFL likely to expand the regular season schedule to 17 games in 2021

Kyle Newman – Denver Post (Jan 5, 2021)



2020 & earlier…

Chicago Cubs used to compete for the pennant. Now they’re content with just contending for a division title.

Paul Sullivan – Chicago Tribune (Dec 30, 2020)

Private capital’s rush into the business of sport

Sara Germano, James Fontanella-Khan & Arash Massoudi – Financial Times (Dec 27, 2020)

NFL, Broncos plunged ahead in a year unlike any other

Kyle Newman – Denver Post (Dec 27, 2020)

COVID-19 threw the Rockies and MLB a curveball with lasting impact

Patrick Saunders – Denver Post (Dec 27, 2020)

Charlotte Hornets see reason for business optimism despite ongoing pandemic

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Dec 23, 2020)

A Super Bowl Without Fans Could Happen

Alan Weiner – Sportscasting (Dec 21, 2020)

How Rams could afford John Johnson next year

Kenneth Arthur – Turf Show Times / SB Nation (Dec 17, 2020)

Cavs and plenty of others ‘feel the hit’ from games played with very limited attendance

Kevin Kleps – Crain’s Cleveland Business (Dec 13, 2020)

NBA to rely even more on jersey patch sales to offset pandemic cash declines

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Dec 10, 2020)

Column: The Chicago Cubs say Len Kasper’s replacement must be someone who fits their ‘culture.’ But with so much change at Wrigley Field, how is that defined?

Paul Sullivan – Chicago Tribune (Dec 8, 2020)

Halftime Report | The COVID-19 crisis is sacking the NFL

Nasheena Quick – Revolt (Dec 2, 2020)

The NFL Is Determined to Finish the Season No Matter What the Games Look Like

Danny Heifetz – The Ringer (Nov 30, 2020)

Covid-19 forces Charlotte Hornets to start season without fans at Spectrum Center

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Nov 30, 2020)

Report: Phillies actually lost $145 million during 2020

Tim Kelly – Phillies Nation

Leagues reeling from billion-dollar losses

Murray Grieg – China Daily (Nov 23, 2020)

New stadium could increase Carolina Panthers’ prices 30% — or more

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Nov 23, 2020)

Did the Dodgers really need to slash jobs after winning the World Series?

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Nov 20, 2020)

NBA Free Agency 2020: Which Teams Have the Most Cap Space?

Dan Cancian – Newsweek (Nov 19, 2020)

Trade publication: Carolina Panthers stand to lose $94M in anticipated revenue from Covid capacity limits

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Nov 19, 2020)

Could the Phillies non-tender Seranthony Dominguez this winter?

Tim Kelly – Phillies Nation

With no fans this season, here’s an estimate of how much revenue the Green Bay Packers could lose

Nick Williams – Milwaukee Business Journal

What’s at stake for Charlotte Hornets with fans attending games this season still a question mark

Erik Spanberg – Charlotte Business Journal (Nov 16, 2020)

Klee with Three on Broncos-Raiders: How low can public trust in media go?

Paul Klee – Colorado Springs Gazette (Nov 12, 2020)

Vikings and partners stand to lose more than $92M in revenue with fan-less games

Patrick Rehkamp – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (

No fans, no funds: Projected game-day losses for Reds, Indians, other MLB teams in 2020 with no fans in attendance

Kaleel Weatherly – Dayton Business Journal (Nov 11, 2020)

[Report] NBA Teams Could Lose $405 Million Over Shortened 72-Game Regular Season Schedule

Alex Hoegler –, (Nov 11, 2020)

What do the Rockies need? An inexpensive lefty reliever

NBA’s 72-game season expected to cost teams millions of dollars

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Nov 10, 2020)

Rockies’ critical crossroads: Colorado faces choice between keeping Trevor Story or Nolan Arenado

Patrick Saunders – Denver Post (Nov 8, 2020) – also: Fort Morgan Times

Study: Reduced Attendance Cost NFL $2.7 Billion As Fan Cost Rise

Justin Adams – KCNC-TV CBS4 Denver (Nov 7, 2020)

NFL deficit: The league to absorb $2.7 billion loss of revenue after limited fan attendance at games

Devika Pawar – Republic World (Nov 6, 2020)

Study: NFL facing US$2.7bn deficit due to reduced fan attendance

Ed Dixon – SportsPro (Nov 6, 2020)

NFL Stands to Lose $2.7bn Due to Reduced Fan Attendance

Michael Cox – Vegas Odds (Nov 6, 2020)

NFL Likely To Miss Out On $2.7 Billion In Revenue Due To Limiting Fans

RealGM Wiretap – RealGM (Nov 6, 2020)

Reduced attendance costs NFL $2.7 billion as fan costs rise: study

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Nov 5, 2020)

Vikings project as slightly above average for ticket prices

Jack White – VikingsWire (Nov 5, 2020)

Eagles among NFL teams set to suffer the biggest financial blow from reduced fan attendance

Glenn Erby – EaglesWire (Nov 5, 2020)

Lions still project as one of the most affordable NFL tickets

Jeff Risdon – LionsWire (Nov 5, 2020)

Las Vegas Raiders Have NFL’s Most Expensive Family-of-Four Costs and Ticket Thanks To New Allegiant Stadium

Alan Snel – (Nov 4, 2020)

Offensive Yards: The Worst NFL Stadiums Ranked

Ethan Rotberg – MoneyWise (Nov 4, 2020)

OBF: All dynasties come to an end, and so has ours

Bill Speros – Boston Herald (Oct 29, 2020)

Tampa Is America’s New ‘Title Town,’ But Its Teams Still Lose Off The Field

Kurt Badenhausen – Forbes (Oct 23, 2020)

Royals payroll questions: How much flexibility will they have this offseason?

Alec Lewis – The Athletic (Oct 22, 2020)

A grim financial picture could prompt the Cardinals to cut payroll in 2021

Mark Saxon – The Athletic (Oct 21, 2020)

Lakers Had Largest Financial Loss From Hiatus

Arthur Hill – Hoops Rumors (Oct 19, 2020)

Study: Rockets among NBA leaders in lost fan revenues from COVID-19

Ben DuBose – RocketsWire (Oct 19, 2020)

This offseason will be a bloodbath for MLB players

Bill Maddon – New York Daily News (Oct 17, 2020)

Saunders: 12 questions the Rockies need to answer this offseason

Patrick Saunders – Denver Post (Oct 17, 2020)

The Lakers won a title, but also lost the most potential fan revenue in 2019-20

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Oct 16, 2020)

Seven ways the Pirates can improve in 2021 (without spending a dime)

Jason Mackey – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Oct 15, 2020)

St. Louis Cardinals reportedly missed out on over $254 million in revenue

A Hunt and Peck – Viva el Birdos / SBNation (Oct 14, 2020)

No fans, no funds: How much St. Louis Cardinals, other MLB teams lost on game-day revenue

Kaleel Weatherly & Diana Barr – St. Louis Business Journal & KSDK-TV 5 (Oct 14, 2020)

No fans, no funds: Here are the projected 2020 losses for Diamondbacks, other MLB teams

Kaleel Weatherly – Phoenix Business Journal (Oct 14, 2020)

No fans, no funds: How much the Atlanta Braves, other MLB teams lost in game-day revenue

Kaleel Weatherly & Eric Jackson – Atlanta Business Chronicle (Oct 14, 2020)

Report estimates MLB game-day revenue losses due to COVID-19

Springfield (Mo.) Business Journal (Oct 13, 2020)

No fans, no funds: How much Royals, other MLB teams lost on game-day revenue

Kaleel Weatherly & Andrew Vaupel – Kansas City Business Journal (Oct 13, 2020)

No fans, no funds: How much Cincinnati Reds, other MLB teams lost on game-day revenue

Kaleel Weatherly & Michael Adams – Cincinnati Business Courier (Oct 11, 2020)

Phillies estimated to have lost $186 million without fans in 2020

Tim Kelly – Phillies Nation (Oct 10, 2020)

In Columbus Crew’s new stadium, cost of season tickets more than doubling for some fans

Jacob Myers – The Columbus Dispatch (Oct 9, 2020)

Liverpool FC and Boston Red Sox owner looks at stock market listing

James Fontanella-Khan, Ortenca Aliaj & Sara Germano – Financial Times (Oct 9, 2020)

No fans, no funds: How much Philadelphia Phillies, other MLB teams lost on game-day revenue

Kaleel Weatherly & Ryan Sharrow – Philadelphia Business Journal (Oct 9, 2020)

Report projects the Milwaukee Brewers lost out on $178.3 million in 2020 with no game-day revenue

JP – Brew Crew Ball (Oct 8, 2020)

No fans, no funds: How much Rays lost on game days with empty stands

Kaleel Weatherly & Brendan Ward – Tampa Bay Business Journal (Oct 8, 2020)

No fans, no funds: Projected game-day losses for Brewers and other MLB teams in 2020

Kaleel Weatherly & Michael Adams – Milwaukee Business Journal (Oct 7, 2020)

Here’s how much revenue the Boston Red Sox lost on game days with empty stands

Kaleel Weatherly – Boston Business Journal (Oct 7, 2020)

No fans, no funds: Projected game-day losses for Miami Marlins and other MLB teams in 2020

Kaleel Weatherly & Michael Adams – South Florida Business Journal (Oct 6, 2020)

No fans, no funds: How much Pittsburgh Pirates, other MLB teams lost on game-day revenue

Kaleel Weatherly & Michael Adams – Pittsburgh Business Times & WPXI-TV 11 (Oct 1, 2020)

Ranking NFL stadiums 1-28: From Lambeau Leap to D.C. disaster (Sep 16, 2020)

Steve Cohen reaches agreement to buy New York Mets

Sara Germano – Financial Times (Sep 14, 2020)

‘Sports went out the window’: Sports-related spending dives without federal help

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Aug 17, 2020)

New York A-listers in $2bn bidding war to buy the Mets

Sara Germano, James Fontanella-Khan & Arash Massoudi – Financial Times (Aug 14, 2020)

D-backs lead MLB with lowest Fan Cost Index for 12th consecutive year (Jul 28, 2020)

D-backs lead MLB with lowest Fan Cost Index for 12th consecutive year

KYMA-TV 13 (Jul 28, 2020)

Fantasy MLB: If fans could attend games in 2020, here’s what it would cost

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Jul 23, 2020)

MLB Owners Could Be Lying About How Much Money They Would Lose

Jilly Capello – Sportscasting (Jul 13, 2020)

Are MLB’s New Ballparks Better Than the Old-School Classics?

Joel Reuter – Bleacher Report (Jul 8, 2020)

The NBA bubble in Orlando is coming. But is it actually gonna work?

Alessandro Malave – Kulture Hub (Jul 7, 2020)

Power Ranking Wrigley, Fenway and All 30 MLB Ballparks Ahead of 2020 Season

Zach Rymer – Bleacher Report (Jul 6, 2020)

How Is Major League Baseball Going To Win Back Fans After This Debacle?

Jerry Beach – Forbes SportsMoney (Jun 14, 2020)

Pandemic slows but can’t halt stadium naming rights deals

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Jun 8, 2020)

WashU Expert: Disappearance of sports inflicts pain on entire economy

Jill Young MIller – The Source (Jun 2, 2020)

MLB Owners Say They Could Lose $4 Billion Even If Games Are Played. Does That Math Add Up?

Neil Payne – FiveThirtyEight (Jun 1, 2020)

Sources: The Cubs’ return-to-play plans are taking shape

Patrick Mooney – The Athletic (May 22, 2020)

Knights’ empathy questioned after season ticket deferrals end

Ron Kantowski – Las Vegas Review-Journal (May 21, 2020)

Votes are in: Part 1 of the Orioles’ Fan Survey and your confidence in the club

Dan Connolly – The Athletic (May 20, 2020)

Sports Philanthropy Podcast with Chris Hartweg, TMR’s Publisher

Roy Kessel – Sports Philanthropy Network (May 19, 2020)

What if Arte Moreno had bought the Arizona Diamondbacks?

Jim McLennan – AZ Snake Pit (May 13, 2020)

Sudden vanishing of sports due to coronavirus will cost at least $12 billion, analysis says

Steve Fainaru, Mark Fainaru-Wada, David Purdum & John Barr, with research by John Mastroberardino – ESPN (May 1, 2020)

Survey says? The Athletic’s Avalanche fan voting results are here

Ryan Clark – The Athletic (May 1, 2020)

Astros could lose over 40 percent of their revenue due to coronavirus pandemic

Chandler Rome – Houston Chronicle (Apr 14, 2020)

Bring back the Metrodome

Jay Boller – City Pages (Apr 14, 2020)

47 Million Americans May Be Missing Out On March Madness Bets Worth an Estimated $8.5 Billion

Sarah Dreher – Newsweek (Apr 8, 2020)

Teams, networks and many others feel effects of massive sports shutdown

Kevin Kreps – Crain’s Cleveland Business (Apr 6, 2020)

Study Shows Cubs Produce MLB’s Worst ROI Based on Game Action for Ticket Cost

Evan Altman – Cubs Insider (Apr 3, 2020)

ROI in Baseball (Apr 1, 2020)

Why XFL Players Being Signed By NFL Presents More Opportunities Than Challenges For Upstart League

Patrick Rishe – Forbes SportsMoney (Mar 31, 2020)

NHL Puck Drops: What the NHL might look like after COVID-19

Lyle Richardson – The Guardian (P.E.I) (Mar 31, 2020)

Will COVID-19 Impact the Cost of Attending Sporting Events?

Corey Leff – The Street (Mar 25, 2020)

Cost of Attendance Expected to Decrease Upon Sports’ Return

Kelly Byrnes – TicketNews (Mar 25, 2020)

‘Cost of Attendance’ Expected to Decline Post COVID-19

Corey Leff – John WallStreet/ (Mar 24, 2020)

How sports standstill hits Astros, Rockets and Texans

David Barron – Houston Chronicle (Mar 22, 2020)

Stoppage in play due to coronavirus could cost Blues millions in revenue

Jim Thomas – St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Mar 20, 2020)

How the coronavirus pandemic could hurt bottom line for Crew, MLS

Jacob Myers – The Columbus Dispatch (Mar 19, 2020)

Tom Brady To Tampa Bay Is More About Branding Than Performance

Mike Ozanian – Forbes SportsMoney (Mar 18, 2020)

The Coronavirus’s Economic Effect On Sports Could Be Staggering

Neil Payne – FiveThirtyEight (Mar 16, 2020)

Coronavirus: What will economic hit be for Warriors, Sharks, other Bay Area pro teams?

Elliott Almond – San Jose Mercury News (Mar 15, 2020)

NHL financial impact: How much money does a team bring in each home game?

Scott Burnside – The Athletic (Mar 13, 2020)

XFL’s first rivalry? Houston vs. Dallas is a ‘Texas throwdown’

Suzanne Halliburton – Austin Statesman (Feb 29, 2020)

Sabres to alter ticket pricing model, increase prices

Lance Lysowski – Buffalo News (Feb 28, 2020)

LAFC sells out its entire inventory of 2020 season tickets

Kevin Baxter – Los Angeles Times (Feb 25, 2020)

Here’s how much it costs to attend an XFL game and why it’s important

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Feb 21, 2020)

D-backs Single Game Tickets on Sale This Monday (Feb 19, 2020)

Didi Gregorius on growing the game: ‘Lower the price and get rid of blackout restrictions’

Destiny Lugardo – Phillies Nation (Feb 18, 2020)

Like it or (more likely) not, Browns’ ticket price increase is a case of supply and demand

Kevin Kleps – Crain’s Cleveland Business (Feb 7, 2020)

Bills to increase season ticket prices, parking passes

Jay Skurksi – Buffalo News (Feb 5, 2020)

2020’s Best & Worst Cities for Football Fans

Adam McCann – WalletHub (Jan 27, 2020)

The aura of Bridgestone Arena is gone

Adam Vingan – The Athletic (Jan 17, 2020)

Good luck getting a family of four into a professional sport for $100 — not in good seats, but any seats

Bill Shaikin – Los Angeles Times (Dec 26, 2019)

How NFL Sponsor Bud Light took advantage of an NFL beer fine

Daniel Roberts – Yahoo Finance (Dec 20, 2019)

The Cost of Being a Hockey Fan

Bryan Bastin – On the Forecheck (Dec 17, 2019)

What NHL teams are the best cash value for fans? You might (or might not) be surprised

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Dec 16, 2019)

Family Of Four Cost To Attend Golden Knights Game Is Nearly $560 – Fifth Highest In NHL, According to Data-Tracking Team Marketing Report

Alan Snel – Las Vegas Sports Biz (Nov 18, 2019)

Cubs season ticket prices dropping by an average of about 2.5% for 2020, team says

Paul Sullivan – Chicago Tribune (Nov 6, 2019)

From Terrible Teams to Rising Costs: Why MLB Attendance is Down Over 7% Since 2015

Maury Brown – Forbes (Oct 4, 2019)

The Rockies biggest star? Coors Field, which remains a baseball mecca, despite team’s losing ways

The Denver Post (Sep 22, 2019)

That trendy hard seltzer or fancy craft beer at the stadium may drive up your NFL game day costs

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Sep 19, 2019)

Bengals Enhance Fan Experience At Paul Brown Stadium (Sep 11, 2019)

Here’s what’s new at Paul Brown Stadium as Bengals kick off home schedule

Cincinnati Business Courier (Sep 11, 2019)

Team Marketing Report analysis: Browns’ ticket prices go up 11.4%, are league’s second-cheapest

Kevin Kleps – Crain’s Cleveland Business (Sep 6, 2019)

Individualism and swagger: What the NHL can learn from the NBA about branding its stars

Joe Smith – The Athletic (Sep 5, 2019)

Padres’ season ticket sales up, prices remain steady for now

Kevin Acee – San Diego Union-Tribune (Aug 31, 2019)

Sports economists weigh in on how another recession could prove costly for the industry

Bill Shea – The Athletic (Aug 19, 2019)

As LAFC rises, so do team’s tickets, already the most expensive in MLS

Kevin Baxter – Los Angeles Times (July 27, 2019)


Angels’ Shohei Ohtani brings in dollars as he bangs out hits

Bill Shaikin – Los Angeles Times (Jun 26, 2019)

Lakers remain a thriving financial ‘gold mine’ in competitive L.A. sports market

Bill Shaikin – Los Angeles Times (Jun 18, 2019)

From tickets to hot dogs: How the cost of Raptors fandom has soared

Jeanie Tran – BNN Bloomberg (May 31, 2019)

Despite losing seasons, cost to attend Detroit Tigers games increases, per new Fan Cost Index

Bill Shea – Crain’s Detroit Business (Mar 26, 2019)

Angels are more of a bargain than Dodgers for a family night out

Bill Shaikin – Los Angeles Times (Mar 21, 2019)

Analysis says Indians’ average ticket price increases 3.7%, but is 5.5% lower than MLB norm

Kevin Kleps – Crain’s Cleveland Business (Mar 21, 2019)

Diamondbacks still the best ticket deal in the MLB, league survey shows

Tim Gallen – Phoenix Business Journal (Mar 21, 2019)

How technology is improving the fan experience – and creating legal challenges for clubs and leagues

Law in Sport (Feb 22, 2019)

Dodgers are No. 1 in ticket price jump

Bill Shaikin – L.A. Times & Baltimore Sun (Apr 25, 2018)

Cubs raise season ticket prices 19.5 percent

Paul Sullivan – Chicago Tribune (Dec 5, 2016)

D-backs lead MLB with lowest fan cost index for 10th straight year

Fox Sports Arizona (Apr 11, 2016)

Orioles to increase ticket prices for 2016 season

Eduardo Encina – Baltimore Sun (Feb 9, 2016)

Atlanta Braves ticket prices among cheapest in MLB

Phil Hudson – Atlanta Business Chronicle (Jul 23, 2015)

Survey: Braves’ tickets third cheapest in MLB

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Apr 23, 2015)

The most expensive regular-season MLB game tickets

Jessica Golden – CNBC (Apr 8, 2015)

Texas Rangers fans rejoice: Team has cheap beer and relatively cheap tickets

Sports Day DFW – Dallas Morning News (Apr 7, 2015)

Astros games are a steal this year

Mark Yost – Houston Business Journal (Apr 7, 2014)

High cost of Citi visits helping to keep Mets fans away

Ken Davidoff – New York Post (Apr 5, 2014)

Report says Royals’ average ticket price increase is highest in the major leagues

Kansas City Star (Mar 31, 2014)

Winnipeg Jets among most expensive pro teams to watch

Winnipeg Free Press (May 16, 2013)

What it costs for a family of four to attend an MLB game

Milwaukee Journal-Star (Apr 3, 2013)

MLB Fan Cost Index (Video)

Darren Rovell – CNBC (Apr 8, 2011)

Redskins eighth in Fan Cost Index

Dan Steinberg – Washington Post “D.C. Sports Blog” (Sep 21, 2010)

Baseball’s cheaper without the hot dogs (etc.)

Rob Neyer ESPN (Apr 7, 2010)


Night out with the Leafs priciest in NHL at $585

Chris Young  Toronto Star (Oct 10, 2009)

TMR: Stars Have Lowest Avg. Price in NHL

Dallas Stars (Oct 8, 2009)

The season (ticket) to sell

Juliet Pennington – (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle (Sep 23, 2008)

MLB ticket prices raised again

The Associated Press (Mar 29, 2008)

Lakers Still Ripping Off LA Fans

Larry Brown Sports (Nov 7, 2007)

Ticket prices going, going…up

Chris Isidore – (Apr 3, 2006)

Using TMR’s Fan Cost Index to Model the Chicago Cubs Average Ticket Price

Byron Clarke – The Cubdom (Jul 5, 2004)

Team Marketing Report’s NFL Fan Cost Index

Sports Business Journal (Sep 17, 2001)

Hoop it up: NBA prices on the rise

Los Angeles Times (Jan 16, 1994)