In a study done by TotallyMoney.com – sure – the Eagles landed at #11 on a list of the most expensive teams of which to be a fan. “Of which to be a fan,” in this case, means to buy a ticket, parking, beer, soda, hot dog, and program at every game in a season, plus one hat and jersey for the year . The jersey costs $100 for every team, so you can take that out of the equation, but with it included your strange brand of Eagles fandom will cost you $2,523.04 per year. Market size undoubtedly plays a part here, but the Eagles are the cheapest ticket (so to speak) in the NFC East. Here’s how the birds’ cost is laid out:
- Ticket: $98.69
- Beer: $8.50 (not one of the big guys)
- Soda: $4.50
- Hot Dog: $5.00
- Parking: $35.00
- Jersey: $100
- Hat: $20.00
- Program: $5.00
Their methodology allows for an average food and drink cost per game (hence the above totals x 8 do not equal $2,523.04).
With the Eagles coming in at 11, who comes in at number one? I’ll give you a few hints: They have a bandwagon-driven fan base prone to overspend and overcompensate, a ridiculously expensive stadium that isn’t gonna pay for itself, and the league’s highest parking cost. You, you guessed it:
The top ten is rounded out by the 49ers, Bears, Redskins, Patriots, Giants, Ravens, Broncos, Jets, and Packers.
It may not be the world’s most scientific study, but now at least you can shit on Cowboys fans for paying $75 to park their dumbass cars in a lot that comes with free bullet holes.