Take Me Out to the Ballgame for Less Money, Please

Cost-saving ways to enjoy a baseball game with your family without breaking the bank.
2:45 | 05/30/13

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Right now tens of thousands of americans are at a ballpark, soaking in the national pastime, and they are paying for it. Rising costs at baseball games are keeping a lot of families away. The cost of an average family going to a ball game is more than $200. And in some places like new york, more than $300. But it turns out there are surprising ways to cut these costs and abc's paula faris shows us how to save that "real money." ♪ here it comes! Reporter: Baseball is the rodriguez family favorite pass time. Mom danielle, dad pedro, and 5-year-old maxx love playing together. With 3-year-old madi cheering them on. Maxx loves the game so much he even sleeps with his glove. And he loves one team in particular. Maxx, what does your shirt say? Boston red sox. Reporter: But he's never been to a red sox game. Why haven't you taken the kids to a baseball game? It's a little expensive. Reporter: Add it all up, good seats, parking and snacks, they anticipate spending at least $500 to go to major league game. Which strikes out with the family budget. We really want to take them to a game this year. Reporter: But they're not down to their last out. Enter our pinch hitter, jack groetzinger, founder of seatgeek, and an expert on big league deals. Nice to meet you. Reporter: Tip number one, if you can wait, buy your tickets at the last minute online. Tickets drop big time in the three days before the game, way -- tickets drop off by as much as 30 to 40% in those last three days. Reporter: Seatgeek searches dozens of ticket sites for deals. Green dots signal great deals. You can sit along the first-base line right here for like $27. Wow. This really shows you the benefit of waiting. That's amazing! Reporter: Tip number two, plan your parking. How much can parking cost you? On game day, it's 40 bucks. 40, 60 bucks. Reporter: Instead, prepay online at sites like parkwhiz.Com. Around fenway, with not too long a walk, you can pay around $25. Reporter: And, finally, tip number three, most teams let you bring your own food to the game. Even an unopened bottle of water. You can have one of these per person. You can take that in. You've got your peanuts, your cracker jack, your animal crackers. Check your team's website or call security to be sure. I'm so excited. I want to go this weekend! Reporter: Armed with our tips, the rodriguez family knocks it out of the park. Popping their own snacks. Parking for $25. Let's go, red sox! Reporter: And just three hours before a game. We made it to the game! Reporter: Landing $130 tickets for almost 60% off. Saving over $360 -- a real home run deal. And that's "real money"! Reporter: Paula faris, abc news, boston.

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