Washington DC – You won’t find many die hard Redskins fans suffering from sticker shock from a new survey that found the DC fans average experience at a game the costliest in the league.
The information comes from the website gobankingrates.com. It compared the average ticket price, parking fee, costs for two hot dogs, sodas and beer for each stadium in the league.
According to the website’s information that bill came to $272.17 for Redskins fans. That includes an average $87.33 ticket price, $9 for a beer, $5 for a soda, $6 hot dog and $57.50 for parking.
Most Redskins fans on hand for the season opening game against the Pittsburg Steelers said those totals won’t keep them from visiting FedEx Field to see the Skins.
“No matter what the cost, I will always support the Redskins,” said Nick Winchester, a fan who was already in the parking lot more than two hours before the game began.
Other fans, who refer to themselves as super fans, said they posted the survey information online and got some feedback that makes them feel better about the price they pay to watch root on the Redskins.
Christie Lopez said she heard from fans of other teams who said the figures listed for things like beer soda and food at other stadiums were low. She doesn’t feel like the gap is as wide as the study would seem but if Redskins fans do pay more there’s a good reason.
“When is DC not more expensive than other places,” said Lopez. “If you factor it in our cost of living everything is a lot higher here than most places.”