If You Can Believe This, Beer at Citizens Bank Park is Relatively(!) Cheap

lee_beer_mainNo really. I swear.

This study and handy little pastel-colored infographic from Team Marketing Report ranked the average per-ounce beer price around all of Major League Baseball, and the Phillies finished at 37 cents– expensive by any human standards, but cheap by ballpark standards. That’s good for 22nd in baseball (around where their record stands!).

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But average is sort of a misnomer here. That would indicate that all beer prices were taken into account. Which they were not. It’s $7.75 for a 21 oz. domestic* at CBP– roughly 37 cents per ounce. But that seemingly doesn’t take into account the many craft beers that are significantly more expensive (and I can assure you that Lee Porter has never paid the minimum $7.75 for a beer). It also doesn’t take into account the fact that the $7.75 cheapest beer is among the priciest in the league. So, while the per ounce price at CBP, at least for domestics, is relatively cheap, the barrier to get in my bell you cold delicious beverage entry is on the high side.

Anyway, at least we have another reason to not be a Red Sox fan– 60 cents per ounce. Ouch.

*I can’t find actual documentation on this, but from other articles and those of you on Twitter, I believe that is the going rate. If anyone can dispute this, please do so in the comments.

17 Comments

  1. its 7.75 for a 16oz bud light bottle at CBP, like 8.50 for 16oz premium. Not sure where you are getting 21oz at

  2. Its 7.75 for domestic bottles (the ones the guys hawk in the stands), which are I think 16 oz, not 21oz. You might be talking about draft beer only though.

  3. I was just down at both Camden Yards and CBP South (Nats stadium) and both of those places wanted $9 for 16oz coors light cans, $10 for the premium beer

  4. Rhea Hughes' Veal Cutlets

    August 30, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I’ve always wondered if it was possible to get fans to conduct a “strike” of sorts on this issue, would it force a pro team to reduce prices to a reasonable dollar amount. That, of course, would mean fans would have to excercise comstraint and not eat or drink for 2-3 hours. But if it could be organized, would it force teams to cut prices? $8 for a cup of beer is outrageous.

  5. I paid $11 for a 24oz souvenir cup of Shock Top (orange) at Yankee Stadium for $11. Still probably the best overall deal i have found at a stadium.

  6. $8.50 for 12 oz. of Summer Love is a rip off, sorry. I’m not even going to bring up the $7.75 Miller Lite. Captive audience, I get it. I drop $60-$70 a game for beer. How’s that cheap?

  7. Do we want to discuss the $14 24oz’ers. at Wells Fargo?

  8. 21oz is not a denomination of beer… 8, 12, 16, 22, 24, 32, and 40 exist. 21 does not. and 22s are pretty much only craft beers

  9. CBPs pretty much all 16oz which at .37 an ounce is $5.92. This graph is shennanigans

  10. If you’re going to charge $8 – $10 for a fucking beer, can I at least get a Guiness? Maybe some Harp? Maybe an Old Fashioned by some Delco slore-bag in Parking Lot A?

  11. It’s simple folks … Do not buy it !
    They charge so much since all you keep buying it. If there is no demand the prices come down. Eat before you goto the park and buy a bottled water and bring some of the single serving packets of whatever and refill from the water fountain.

  12. i’ve heard from people who worked as walking vendors. They stack the beer outside in 90 degree weather at 2pm (for a 7:05 start) and then throw it in ice seconds before walking out and selling it. That’s the real crime, at least permanent locations usually have cold beer.

  13. clevelandstever

    August 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I call total bullshit on this whole thing. I went to an Angels game last year and got a 16 ounce fat tire and they rang me up for $12. I almost shit a brick. There is NO WAY they are the cheapest beer in baseball. NONE.

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