If you're a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and you're thinking about leaving the television set at home and heading to the stadium to catch a live game, it's good to be prepared for the price tag that's attached. There are a few things to consider before you set your budget for the game. You can usually go on the cheap and get in for a decent price, but you'll have to settle for a seat that may not give you the best view. You don't have to go with the most expensive to have a good time though. The cost of tickets is one thing, but then there's parking, food, and beverages and if you want to walk away with a souvenir, you may want to allow yourself a few extra bucks for a hat, t-shirt or other reminders of your day at Miller Park. We've broken it all down to give you an idea of the average cost to attend a Milwaukee Brewers Game, so won't fall short while you're there.
The ticket prices aren't that steep compared to some other stadiums
Buying tickets to watch the Brewers play at Miller Park can be reasonable. This year they range in price from $24 all the way up to $105 if you want to go with the premium seating. On average, most people pay around $50 for a ticket to see the Brewers play live. It's up to you to decide where you'd rather sit, but if you plan on having a decent view, the average price should work out for you.
Parking at Miller Park is very reasonable
As you near Miller Park, you'll see a variety of parking areas advertised and they range in the prices charged by the private parties. The more sure bet is to drive to Miller Park where your vehicle will be in a secured parking space. For general parking the day of the game, if you arrive early, you can usually get a space for $15. If you secure your parking space in advance, the cost is just $11 which is more reasonable than most of the other Parks and stadiums on game day. For preferred parking, the cost is $30 on game day with an advance price of $18, which gives you substantial savings. When you decide to drive into the park on game day, your vehicle is not only in a safer and more secure place, you have easier access to the game instead of walking for blocks to get there, and to get back to your car. It's a good idea to secure your parking space in advance if possible and if you don't do this, make sure to arrive early for the game because the spaces tend to fill up quickly.
The cost of concessions isn't bad either
Concessions at Miller Park are also reasonable compared to other venues on game day. If you really want to pare your budget to bare bones, you are welcome to bring your own food and beverages in, but there are a few rules to follow. You can't bring any alcoholic beverages, glass containers or cans. Sealed plastic bottles are allowed. You can bring a soft cooler to carry your food in with you. While this can save you money, there's just something about the food at the park that has an allure that is almost irresistible. If you're a beer drinker, you're going to have to buy it there or go without.
The Park has made some serious upgrades in their food and beverage offerings and you can buy a beer for between $10 to $14 each. They offer a good variety of craft beers and these are a little more spendy than a Miller High Life. If you're there with a group, you can book a special package deal that includes a game ticket and pre-game buffet that includes all you can eat food, desserts, soft drinks, and two complimentary beers for between $39 to $79 a person.
You can get a basket that includes two chicken tacos for $9, or a pepperoni pizza for $10. If you prefer an antipasto salad, it costs $8 this year. These are a few examples of what you can expect to pay for food. The servings aren't huge and if you have a larger appetite, double the cost.
The average cost of attending a Milwaukee Brewers Game
You should plan on spending $50 for the game ticket, $15 for parking, $18 for food and if you enjoy beer, around $28. This brings the total cost of game attendance to around $111. If this is too steep, there are plenty of places that you can cut the expense, but this is only an average. Now that you have an idea of the prices, you can put together your own experience and budget accordingly. A live game is actually a fairly inexpensive form of great entertainment.
Written by Garrett Parker
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