Trade Up: Swap a Ho-Hum Night for an Exciting Night of Baseball Without Spending More Cash
Dinner and a movie finally have some competition when it comes to having a night out on the town. For the cost of what you’re probably doing on any ordinary night, Goldstar says you can go to a Major League Baseball game (opening day is Sunday, April 5).
Regardless of your budget, there’s likely an amazing experience waiting for you at the ballpark, for about the same price — or one that’s even better.
Here are a few examples of how the two experiences measure up:
Big Budget in The Big Apple
Dinner & Movie
$180 for drinks, apps, T-bones and dessert for two at Bronx steakhouse Jake’s (tax and tip included).
$25 for two full-price movie tickets to nearby Bronx theater AMC Bay Plaza.
$200 for two tickets in the posh Jim Beam Suites at Yankee Stadium. The suites offer cushy seats, sweeping views of the field and access to a cocktail lounge. It also includes all the peanuts and popcorn you can eat, plus soda, and you’ll even beat the crowds with exclusive bathrooms and a terrace.
Moderate Budget in Mariners Town
Dinner & Movie
$150 for dinner for two (drinks, meal, dessert) at nearby Mediterranean staple, Andaluca.
$30 for two post-meal movie tickets.
$92 for two Terrace Club tickets, which give you wide, padded seats along with exclusive access to Sound Seafood’s Dungeness crab roll and other gourmet delights, not to mention specialty cocktails, craft beer and in-seat wait service. With soaring views over Seattle’s Puget Sound, Safeco Field epitomizes Pacific Northwest fun and ambiance.
Budget-Friendly Night in Los Angeles
Dinner & Movie
$30 for a large “Tony Clifton” pizza (mushrooms, red pepper pesto and onions) at nearby Two Boots, plus two sodas.
$30 for two tickets to downtown’s LA Live theater.
$64 for two All-You-Can Eat Pavilion outfield bleacher seats, replete with free nachos, popcorn, peanuts, soda and the famous Dodger Dogs. A few bucks more than the pizza, but you’ll get a close-up view of magnificent slugging right fielder Yasiel Puig and a night with some of baseball’s most passionate fans.
Stadiums across the country offer up cost-varying experiences like these, so whether you’re looking for premium seats or a super affordable bleacher ticket, there are tickets available at a price that fits your budget. Add a discount into the mix, which Goldstar has on the regular, and it’s even more affordable to trade up your dinner and movie night for an exciting time at the ballpark.
Teams currently listing special ticket offers on Goldstar:
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Friday Night Fireworks
- Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kids’ Yasiel Puig Replica Jersey Giveaway
- Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
- Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
- Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles
- Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres
- Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants: Madison Bumgarner Postseason MVP Bobblehead
- Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres
- Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim — Wall Calendar Giveaway
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday Night Spectaculars
- Los Angeles Dodgers Friday Night Fireworks
- Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
- Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets With Post-Game Fireworks
- Nationals vs. Mets: Free Shirt Friday
- New York Mets vs. New York Yankees
- New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles
- New York Yankees Batter’s Eye Café Picnic Package
- New York Yankees: Mike and Ike Picnic Area
- New York Yankees: Audi Yankees Club Seating
- Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
- San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Fleece Blanket Giveaway
- San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Don Drysdale Collector’s Pin Giveaway
- San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
- San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres
- Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees
- Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles
- Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees
- Texas Rangers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
- Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets: Jacob deGrom Garden Gnome Giveaway