Texas Among the Baseball Teams with the Most Expensive Food
It's opening day for most Major League Baseball teams, and it's time to talk about the important baseball things; like the food!
Have you tried that $26 hot dog at the Texas Rangers' stadium? That hot dog dubbed the "Boomstick," is a 2-foot-long beef hot dog, smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and caramelized onions on a potato bun. Even if you break it down into 6-inch portions and share it with your buddies, that monster still costs $6.50 per person.
What do baseball fans around the country pay for concessions, and how does Texas compare?
CNN says most fans pay between $3 and $5 for a basic hot dog, and $5 to $7 for the cheapest beer. (We should mention that the Rangers' basic hot dog does not cost $26, and is in the average price range for hot dogs across the country. And the Rangers are known for Dollar Hot Dog nights too.) The most expensive hot dog at a major league baseball game is at New York's Citi Field, where fans shell out $6.25 for a dog. Cincinnati Reds' pay just a dollar for a hot dog.
If you want a beer, it will cost you the most at Washington Nationals games. The cheapest beer available there is a 16-ounce can for $8.
Rangers and Astros fans pay, on average, far less than other baseball fans around the country, so we should feel like we're getting a deal when we drive to Dallas or Houston for a game.
The Rangers and Astros play each other again in Houston Tuesday and Wednesday.