1. Chicago Cubs
For the first time ever, the Chicago Cubs rank at the top of this listing. At $368.28, their total cost of attendance is $137.30 above the league average. A beer at Wrigley Field runs $9 on average, which is the second-most expensive figure in that category. Parking around Wrigley is the second-most expensive in all of MLB at $30, and the price for a souvenir cap there is also second-highest in the league.
The average general ticket price at Wrigley is $58.57, which ranks first for most expensive. Their average premium ticket price of $207.05 is third overall and second most-expensive in the National League. While these costs are factual, Wrigleyville veterans know there is one way to cut down on the cost.
On top of Chicago’s public transportation system that can get fans to and from the stadium for much less than $30, the Cubs offer free shuttle services as well. With that being said, taking out the $30 parking fee doesn’t change the Cubs’ ranking much. It would only drop them one spot in the overall rankings, and the Cubs would still claim the most-expensive cost of attendance in the NL.
The next team in these rankings has finally been deposed from the top spot after nine consecutive years as the undisputed champ.