Costs Spiking for Football Fans

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Football season is here, and many stadium goers are breaking out the face paint. But between paying for tickets, parking and grabbing a couple of cold ones, the cost of actually going to a game has gotten much too pricey for many fans.

For the 2013 season, National Football League teams are charging an average of about $82 per game for general season ticket holders, up 3% from last year, according to Team Marketing Report’s annual “Fan Cost Index.” Tack on the average price of parking ($31) and two beers (at $7 each) and two fans will end up shelling out $209 on game day. And that doesn’t even include all of the money spent on tailgating before the game.

While ticket prices have climbed more than 50% over the past decade, parking prices have more than doubled, according to the index. Beer prices, meanwhile, have…

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