The Associated Press came out with a story that says that a family of four attending a Lakers game pays $453.95. Outrageous right? We should now all wring our hands and lament the fate of blue collar fans everywhere. But wait a second, lets read the fine print:
The Fan Cost Index is based on four average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-size hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two least-expensive, adult-size adjustable caps.When is the last time someone bought all that stuff at a game? Am I the only one that thinks that's a little over the top? Maybe I'm cheap, but I always like to eat out before the game, never buy the programs, and if I were to buy a couple of hats I'd never think of doing so at the venue itself. Personally, I think the cost index should stick to average ticket prices.