My husband and I are HUGE Mariners fans (sometimes to our own dismay) and we like to attend a few games each year. We would definitely head out to more if we lived closer, but gas prices have taken their toll. We did attend the home opener this year, which I’m attempting to turn into a tradition. 2 years running so far.
As we have been going for several years, we have honed our money-saving skills. While I know it’s not always easy to save money at the ballpark, especially when taking a large family, there are ways to cut back. I wrote a guest post for Thrifty NW Mom last year all about tips and tricks for saving money, including parking, tickets, concessions and more. I thought it was an applicable time of year to share the post again.
Now, I’m NOT saying we follow these steps to the letter. There are times when we eat at the ballpark (Have you had Safeco’s food?) and we generally pick up a $97 16-ounce beer. We do try to save in other areas to help make up these costs, we just don’t want to completely deprive ourselves since we only go a few times per year.
Click here to read the post. I’d love to hear your money saving tips for attending any sporting events, please share!