The Real Cost of a Baseball Pilgrimage

By Judith Sjo-Gaber - 2012-06-09T17:34:12Z

Photograph by Kyle Rivas/Cal Sport Media via AP Images

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Second Stop: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

After a 4.5-hour drive, arrive in Kansas City where the Royals will celebrate their 40th season this year. The stadium, once plagued by narrow concourses, was renovated in 2009. Today, it offers a majestic scoreboard, fountains and waterfalls. Also here: The Hall of Fame, which features exhibits and memorabilia.

$63: Afternoon Royals game. Advance ticket in Dugout Box ($55) plus convenience fee ($4.50) plus order fee ($3.50)
$0: Visit Royals Hall of Fame, free on game days
$10: Parking
$2: Score card
$10: Two hot dogs
$13: Two beers
$20: Kansas City Royals Dri-Fit Adjustable Practice cap

Running Tally: $952