Already boasting one of the most affordable experiences in Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians announce that they will be rolling back prices on high-volume concession items for the 2013 season.
Often used by fans as an excuse to not attend games at Progressive Field, team president Mark Shapiro built off of last year’s “Fan Focused” concession plan and further reduced the prices of key items. Hot dogs will start at $3, representing a 33% reduction over 2012 prices; and 12-ounce domestic beers will be $4, a drop of up to 24% over last year. Both of these rollbacks will be available to fans for every game of the upcoming 2013 season.
“We’ve asked our fans what they want most in their ballpark experience at Progressive Field, and more affordable concessions prices routinely top the list,” said Shapiro. “This is a way for us to let fans know we’re listening to them and that we value them.”
The team will continue to have their Sugardale “Dollar Dog” nights, occurring 15 times during the season. This represents an increase of six nights when compared to the 2012 season. In addition to the hot dog and beer price reductions, nachos, pretzels, popcorn, pizza and bratwursts will see a drop in prices up to 25 percent. Also, soda refills will be only $2.
In 2012, the Indians ranked 22nd in all of baseball in terms of Fan Cost Index due to low average ticket prices coupled with beer prices and parking costs that slot in well below league average.