This probably won't come as a surprise to anyone who's been to a Red Sox game, but the team with the highest average ticket price also charges the most for beer. That's right, a beer at Fenway Park costs more than at any other ballpark in Major League Baseball, according to this handy chart compiled by Fan Cost Experience. On average, a 12-ounce beer at Fenway costs $7.25, or 60 cents per ounce. Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals pay the second highest price for a beer ($6.75 for 12 ounces, or 56 cents an ounce). The cheapest beer? At an Arizona Diamondbacks home game, you can get a 14-ounce beer for $4, or 29 cents an ounce).
(There was some discussion yesterday about the accuracy of this data. Apparently it's been resolved, and Fenway does indeed rank No. 1 on a per-ounce basis. Miami Marlins fans pay $8 for a beer, but that's a 16-ounce pour.)
Given the high prices and lackluster selection at Fenway, I prefer to partake in a beverage before or after the game. There are many establishments nearby that serve craft beer, including The Lower Depths, Boston Beer Works, Jerry Remy's, the Yard House, Bukowski's Tavern, and the Otherside Cafe, which, sadly, is closing (yes, again).
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