It's no secret that we love sports in Texas. It doesn't matter at the level, if there's a game going, we're interested. We treat high school football the way warriors of old used to treat the battlefield; as if scoring a touchdown means you get a ticket to the promised land. That enthusiasm goes all the way up to the pros. According to a recent study, though, there's a reason that sports are better in Texas and it's one you probably wouldn't guess.

The Reason Sports Are Better In Texas Has A Lot To Do With Money

When it comes to sports, nothing beats the experience you have when you actually make your way to the stadium. From the tailgate party to the final blow of a whistle, the energy is intense and there's nothing that compares to it. When it comes to having this experience for yourself, the barrier to entry is the price of a ticket.

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Fortunately for us in the Lone Star State, it's a lot more affordable to attend professional sports events in Texas than in almost every other state. Texas ranks 4th when it comes to cheapest ticket prices. It's shocking; I know. If you've ever looked at the price of a ticket to see the Cowboys, you know it doesn't "feel" cheap.

How Much Does It Cost To Attend Pro Sports In Texas?

The average price of a ticket to a pro sports event in Texas breaks down like this:

  • Football - $249
  • Baseball - $76
  • Basketball - $148
  • Ice Hockey - $116
  • Soccer - $77

Keep in mind that these prices are averages. Seats in the nosebleeds will be cheaper. Seats that allow you to smell the sweat on your favorite athlete will cost more. If you want to see how we match up against other states, you can check out the entire study done by Remitly by following this link.

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