The 2016 Major League Baseball season opened April 3 with exciting matchups -- including a 2015 World Series rematch between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets -- and some not-so-exciting costs for fans. Some MLB stadiums cater to baseball fans with affordable tickets and great food, but others play hardball with fans' wallets.
The average cost of spending the day at the ballpark is $77.92 for two people, according to a GOBankingRates study of MLB stadium prices. This total includes the following costs:
- Two tickets: $41.41
- Two hot dogs: $8.73
- Two beers: $11.89
- Parking: $15.89
Prices differ greatly from ballpark to ballpark, with fans who attend a game at the cheapest stadium paying about $110 less on average than fans who visit the most expensive stadium -- and that's not even considering the cost for souvenirs like baseball jerseys.
Click through to see how the stadiums rank from least to most expensive and find out whether going to a game at your local MLB stadium is a home run for your budget or a total washout.
This article was originally published by GOBankingRates.