Does anyone remember the days when you could get a hot dog and a beer for under $5.00 at a football game? I’m talking both together, not separate. Perhaps I’m dating myself here but clearly those days have been gone for years. However, if you go around the country and check out prices at each and every NFL stadium you might actually find some decent deals out there. According to Team Marketing, the average price for a beer is now $7.40 and a hot dog is more than $5.00. We’re talking a near 150% rise since my “good old days.” And just in case you are wondering, the average price for an NFL ticket during the season is around $86. That’s a far cry from $5 bleacher seats at some MLB venues.
To put things into perspective, just to sit in the nosebleed seats, drink an overpriced 12 oz. beer, and eat a soggy hot dog will cost the average person about $98.00 this season. And if you plan on driving to the game, this cost does not include parking.
But just because the average price is this high doesn’t mean that your home team will get you that badly does it? Yes and no, depending on where you are. Thanks to some insightful infographics from Sports Interaction, you can see where your favorite team’s beer and hot dog prices stack up against the NFL average.
The one “winner” on this list is the Atlanta Falcons, who, according to ESPN are taking serious measures to reduce prices at concession stands at Mercedes-Benz stadium. Set to begin in 2017, the Falcons are prepared to offer unheard of perks to visitors. Steve Cannon, CEO of the AMB Group told ESPN, “We’ll be able to feed a family of four at our games for $27.”
But for those of you who don’t live in Atlanta, here are the prices for hot dogs and beer in every NFL stadium.