PLAY BALL, a look at stadium prices!
The Major League Baseball season has officially begun, which means a lot of families will be planning a day at the ballpark in the coming months. Unfortunately, that also means a lot of those families will have to dip pretty heavily into their wallets, because going to an MLB game these days doesn’t come cheap.
GoBankingRates looked at all 30 Major League stadiums to determine the most and least expensive parks in the country to catch a game. They considered a day at the park to consist of two tickets (the price was calculated by taking an average of the three cheapest season ticket options and dividing it by 81 home games), two hot dogs, two beers and parking.
Overall, catching a Yankees game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx will set folks back the most, at $90 a game, with $42 of that going to the tickets, $6 for two hot dogs, $12 for two bears, and $35 for parking. Meanwhile, the Colorado Rockies Coors Field is the least expensive at only $50, with $20 going for tickets, $10 for hot dogs, $6 for beers and $14 for parking.
Five Most Expensive Baseball Stadiums For Fans
- Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees): $95
- Safeco Field, Seattle, (Seattle Mariners): $92.83
- Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox): $91
- Citifield (New York Mets): $83.67
- Globe Life Park (Texas Rangers): $80.33
Five Least Expensive Baseball Stadiums For Fans
- Coors Field (Colorado Rockies): $50
- SunTrust Park (Atlanta Braves): $51
- Angel Stadium (LA Angels of Anaheim): $52.67
- Great American Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds): $55.17
- Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks): $56.00
TOP TRAVEL TRENDS for 2018
A lot of people will be traveling this year, and while some may take simple trips to the beach or to visit family, there are a lot of people who have other expectations and dreams when it comes to getting away, and now a new report reveals some insights into what those folks are hoping for this year.
Pinterest just revealed their 2018 top travel trends, based on users re-pins and you may be surprised by some of them. Top travel trends include:
- Solo Travel – While some people couldn’t imagine going on vacation alone, solo travel seems to be on the rise, with solo adventure re-pins up 593%.
- Wine Trips – It seems a lot of people want to sip vino on their vacation, with the site seeing an increase interest in trips to vineyards and wineries all over the world.
- Train Travel – When you think travel your mind probably immediately goes to a plane, or maybe even your car for a road trip, but it seems more and more people are interested in train travel, which allows folks to soak up the scenery as they travel to their destination.
- Bike Tours and Surfing Experiences – When it comes to what to do on vacation, there’s been an increased interest in bike tours. In addition, a lot of folks want to ride the waves and take surfing classes all over the world.
- Long Weekend Getaways – You don’t need to have a week off to get away. Pinterest shows interest in long-weekend trips are up 167% while short stopover trips are up 90%.
Source: Elite Daily
While traveling in Italy, a 12-year-old Ohio boy with Down syndrome gets a chance to meet the Pope and gets a special ride in the Popemobile.
Peter Lombardi really wanted to meet the Pope and to be kissed by “that man in white,” as he described him. And now the 12-year-old, who has Down syndrome and has beaten cancer, finally got his wish. While traveling to Italy, he met the Pope and even got to go for a spin with him in the Popemobile.
The Lombardis got the chance to be in the front row at Wednesday’s weekly general audience with His Holiness thanks to a connection their tour guide made. The Pope noticed Pete and had his security guards bring him over, then he kissed the boy on the forehead and told the guards to bring him around to the back to catch a ride in the Popemobile.
"I just stood there in shock and then I started crying," Pete’s mom, Brenda explains. "Lord, you never stop surprising us.”
Source: Inside Edition