Sunday, July 23, 2006
Vacation to Camden Yards doesn't cost much more than Fenway foray
According to the 2006 fan cost index by Chicago-based Team Marketing Report, the full Fenway Monty costs about $288 for a family of four, including tickets, beer, sodas, hot dogs, parking, a program and a team cap. It would cost a family of four Red Sox fans only $200 more to see their team play at Camden Yards in Baltimore than it does to catch them at Fenway Park.
But for that price - about $500 - you get face-value tickets, a warm bed, a complimentary beverage and bag of peanuts on the plane, along with hot dogs, beers, sodas, a program and a souvenir at the ballpark.
Such are the stratospheric heights a day, or night, at Fenway has reached - the most expensive in the major leagues.
THE NATION SPEAKS:
On the bright side, you get more leg room on a Delta flight to Baltimore than you get in the Grandstand at Fenway Park, and once you actually get there, the seats are spacious, the sitelines fantastic, and beer, beer, beer...oh yeah, and food, is delivered directly to your spacious seat. Did I mention that they bring the beer right to your seat?
If you have the means, Cameron, I highly recommend Camden.
I know...you aren't coming to see the Orioles, you're coming to see a GOOD team beat the snot out of the Orioles! Nevertheless, we indeed have Kevin...and we love him. Anyway, B-More is a great city, lots of things to do, and as the man said, THEY BRING BEER TO YOUR SEAT. Of course, you have to sit in 1,000 degree swampy heat, but if the players manage to not drop dead, neither will you. I guarantee that there will be more Boston fans at the game than O's fans, too. Fenway South!