For NFL fans, the price of a day at the stadium keeps getting higher. Cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, for example, could set season ticket holders back $313, including the cost of two tickets at $110 each, parking for $75 and a couple of $9 beers.
According to the annual "Fan Cost Index" from Team Marketing Report, the average ticket price for annual season ticket holders this year is 3 percent higher than it was a year ago. The index measures the cost of two season tickets, two beers and parking. It now costs an average of $82 per ticket to attend a game. Add to that $31 for parking and $7 per beer for a total average gameday price of $209.
"You have to have some serious coin to bring your whole family" to a game, Minneapolis resident Nathan Rice told CNN Money. He's recently cut back on attendance to Minnesota Vikings games because of the high prices and takes his 8-year-old son to only one game a year. His younger son and wife don't attend.
Although the Cowboys placed highest on the index of gameday prices, the highest ticket prices belong to the New England Patriots, three-time winners of the Super Bowl. The average price of $118 is the same as it was last year. Parking costs average $40 and beers are $8 each, so the total gameday price for two is $292, just behind the Cowboys.
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