SAN FRANCISCO (4/23/14)--The crack of the bat, the squeak of shoes on the hardwood, hot dogs and grilled onions, the roar of the crowd--the sights, sounds and smells of a professional sporting event. It's an experience unlike any other.
Like a towering fly ball over the right-field fence, the cost for families to attend these games seems to climb higher and higher every year.
The average ticket to a Major League Baseball game, for example, rose 2% this season to $27.93, the biggest jump in five years. In some cases, such as for New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox games, average prices have ballooned to more than $50 a pop (NerdWallet.com April 16).
To help members and their families snag tickets to these games at more affordable prices, credit unions throughout the country are offering discount deals, making those unmatched family trips to the ball park much more possible.
Here are some examples: