The Family Entertainment Dollar

July 1, 2014
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What does your family like to do for recreation in the field of sports?  Can you afford to go to more than one Reds ball game a year?  Do you have Bengal or Colts tickets or do you like pro-basketball, such as the Pacers and the Fever?

No matter which one of these is your favorite, a calculated guess is that a family of four cannot go to one of these for less than a couple hundred dollars unless you are able to take in the Cincinnati Reds’ Sunday Family Special.  That truly is still a bargain.

When I was a kid, you could take your own snacks into the games.  Now you are lucky if you can get into the game with your purse (if you are a lady).  Coolers are a thing of the past.  This means you are subject to their concessions which are at least double the price of normal everyday outlets.

This has made taking the family to a great, wholesome outing a once-a-season event at best.  For a good portion of the working public, I doubt that they can do it even once.

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