Kauffman Stadium average ticket price goes down; Royals games among cheapest in league

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While the average price for a ticket to a baseball game continues to rise across Major League Baseball, the cost of the average ticket is dropping at Kauffman Stadium, according to a yearly report.

The average ticket price at the K for 2013 is $19.83, sixth-lowest in the league, according to the Team Marketing Report.

That's down 10.1 percent from a year ago, according to the TMR and nearly $8 under the MLB average.

The Royals and the five teams with lower ticket prices are the only six in the league to have an average price under $20.

TMR's Fan Cost Index, which includes four average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four hot dogs, parking, two programs and two adult-size caps, averaged $210.46, up 1.2 percent. The FCI ranged from $336.99 for the Red Sox to $151.55 for the Diamondbacks.

The Royals' FCI was $172.32 - also among the 10 cheapest in Major League Baseball.

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Average ticket price represents a weighted average of season ticket prices for general seating categories, determined by factoring the tickets in each price range as a percentage of the total number of seats in each venue.

Last year's average of $26.92 was up just 1 cent from 2011, the smallest increase in the survey's 21-year history. The average went up 1.5 percent increase in 2010 and 1.2 percent in 2011.

The average was $78.38 in the NFL last year. It is $61.01 in the NHL this season and $50.99 in the NBA.

Boston has the highest average at $53.38 after keeping prices flat, followed by the New York Yankees ($51.55) and Chicago Cubs ($44.55).

San Diego has the lowest average at $15.99, with Arizona 29th at $16.89.

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