How Much Does a Baseball Proposal Cost? New Data For Each Stadium

Here's how to hit a home run with your stadium proposal.
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Jenn Sinrich
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Updated Dec 06, 2023

There's just something about a big, over-the-top and even grandiose proposal that makes our hearts swoon. And, oftentimes, these major moments are done out in the open, in front of hundreds, if not thousands of people. We see it in the movies, we see them on social media, and we read about it in the news. Seeing the words "Will you marry me?" in big lights or on a big screen get the butterflies going—for us all.

One of the types of proposals that fits the bigger-than-life bill is a baseball proposal, which, as the name suggests, takes place before, during or after a baseball game, or in a baseball-themed setting. These creative and unique proposals are done in front of large crowds and often make the news.

You might remember back in July 2015, when former NFL player Andrew East dropped down on one knee at a Chicago Cubs game to propose to former Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson. The celebrity couple ended up tying the knot in April 2016 in a gorgeous wedding in Tennessee.

In this article:

How Much Does it Cost to Propose at a Baseball Stadium?

The cost to propose at a baseball stadium can vary significantly depending on the location of the stadium, its novelty, the baseball team itself as well as the type of package or service they offer for marriage proposals. A study conducted by Betway, which looked at the best valued stadiums to ask for a hand in marriage, found that, on average, the cost to propose at a baseball stadium can run between $300 to $700.

Many baseball stadiums offer special proposal packages or experiences to make the moment especially memorable, and these packages can include things like messages curated and displayed on scoreboards, special announcements made over the public address system, a designated area for the proposal itself (sometimes on the field) as well as add-ons like photography or videography.

Baseball Proposal Costs by Stadium

Here's a look at the average cost to carry out a marriage proposal at each Major League Baseball stadium (two tickets are included with the cost!).

  • PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates): $317
  • Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers): $357
  • Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds): $341
  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore Orioles): $343
  • Progressive Field (Cleveland Guardians): $313
  • Chase Field (Arizona Diamondbacks): $385
  • Target Field (Minnesota Twins): $403
  • Loandepot Park (Miami Marlins): $410
  • Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays): $447
  • Coors Field (Colorado Rockies): $426
  • American Family Field (Milwaukee Brewers): $431
  • Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals): $298
  • Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia Phillies): $344
  • Truist Park (Atlanta Braves): $392
  • Citi Field (New York Mets): $457
  • Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros): $452
  • Tropicana Field (Tampa Bay Rays): $760
  • T-Mobile Park (Seattle Mariners): $481
  • Oakland Coliseum (Oakland Athletics): $460
  • Angel Stadium (Los Angeles Angels): $533
  • Petco Park (San Diego Padres): $578
  • Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers): $556
  • Guaranteed Rate Field (Chicago White Sox): $490
  • Nationals Park (Washington Nationals): $508
  • Globe Life Field (Texas Rangers): $353
  • Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees): $553
  • Oracle Park (San Francisco Giants): $620
  • Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox): $607
  • Wrigley Field (Chicago Cubs): $688

How to Plan a Baseball Proposal

Planning a baseball proposal can be fun, exciting, memorable and just a bit complicated. As with any proposal on a grand scale, there are a lot of aspects to plan and professionals to work with to ensure that the proposal goes as intended. Here are some tips to help make your dreams of a baseball proposal come true.

Choose the right stadium.

Make sure that you choose a baseball stadium that is not only convenient and local to you, but also that holds special meaning to you and your partner. Maybe it's your favorite sports team—or it's the location of your first, or one of your most memorable, dates.

Contact the stadium well in advance.

As soon as you've made the decision to have a baseball proposal, get in touch with the right department at your stadium of choice to make sure that the date is available. Often professional baseball stadiums have an events or hospitality department who you can be in touch with to direct any and all inquiries about proposal packages, available dates and any specific rules or restrictions they may have.

Select a date and a time for your proposal.

Once you're in touch with the right people, lock in a specific date and time. Make sure that this date works for both you and your partner and consider key factors, including which teams are playing, what day of the week it is and any other events happening at the stadium.

Decide on a location within the stadium.

Sometimes you can't choose where you'll actually propose—the stadium might have only one option. Sometimes, however, you can decide on a special location for the proposal. Some great ideas include dropping on one knee in the middle of the field, in a private box or another area that holds significance.

Customize your proposal.

Sometimes stadiums offer customization provided by the team or the stadium itself, such as a personalized message on the scoreboard, a special announcement over the PA system or other unique elements like a photographer or videographer on location.

Plan the big moment

As with any proposal, it's a good idea to have some kind of plan in place for how you'll actually propose. What will you say when you pop the question? Planning all of the details will help ensure that it all goes smoothly.

Invite friends and family.

It's always a nice touch with a big proposal to invite friends and family to be present. This, of course, will involve them having to purchase tickets to the game in advance, so be sure to give them a heads up and even help facilitate their tickets and seating.

Plan a post-proposal celebration.

Whether it's drinks or dinner, it's a great idea to plan a post-proposal celebration where loved ones can get together to toast to your engagement.

Have a back-up plan.

Considering that a baseball proposal is done outside, it's a good idea to have a back-up plan in case of bad weather—or even game delays. This might look like proposing on a different day or even in a different location, such as underneath the awning.

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