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No Funds Left: The Rising Cost of Being an NFL Fan

The 2010 NFL season is just around the corner and football fans are getting ready to head to the stadiumĀ and root for their favorite teams. If you’re planning to take your family to a game this season, you better save up for the experience: the pleasure will cost you hundreds of dollars. In addition to the tickets, which cost an average $74.99 each, you can expect to shell out around $25 for parking and about $5 each for a soft drink, hot dog and draft beer purchased at the stadium. In all, a family of four can expect to pay more than $400 to attend an NFL game: nearly three times what they would have paid 20 years ago.

For a look at the increasing cost of being an NFL fan, see the infographic we created with WalletPop.com, using data from Team Market Report.