As most football fans can attest, the NFL is an investment from just about any perspective. There's the emotional investment of watching your team once a week on the national stage and the inevitable ribbing the following morning from that guy in accounting. There's the investment of time, including the cumulative days you spend obsessively maneuvering your fantasy team through bloodshot eyes at 2 a.m. and consuming endless yammering from analysts.
Then there's the actual financial investment. You likely can't remember the last time someone said football is the most affordable sport to be a fan of because no one has ever said that. Actually going to a stadium to attend an NFL game can cost hundreds for a group of adults. Value will always be in the eye of the fan, but there are some relative bargains in the league as long as you keep in mind that the average NFL ticket goes for $77.34.
Team Marketing Report, a sports information publisher, released its 2011 survey of how much it would cost, on average, for a family of four to attend an NFL game per team. They use a measurement called the Fan Cost Index, which takes into account four tickets at average price, two small beers, four small sodas, four hot dogs, parking, two programs and two adult caps.
So, which are the five cheapest stadiums in the NFL?