Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
Real easy to say that, but when you have your kids tugging at your leg for 6 ficking innings to buy them a Jeter tee shirt or bat its a different story.
Sure you don't "have" to spend $500, but if you don't want to sit in the upper deck and actually watch the game, seats are easily over $100. You and two kids are already up to $300 just on tickets. You can't bring any food or drinks into the stadium, so even if its soda all around, its another $50 on food and drinks, $20 to park the car, so even a cheap night is going to cost you $400. Not exactly Richmond.
Stubhub has tickets to the next Yankees home game (Friday the 22nd) starting at $13, with plenty of tickets below $25. For under $100 total, you can get 3 tickets with parking easily. It's a 3 hour game so eat before and you have no reason to need to eat there, and they permit you to bring in a 1 liter bottle of water per person. They may not be the best seats in the house, but you can easily go to a game for less than $100. So that cheap night you quoted at $400 is realistically under $100. With just a couple minutes of research, and without a sense of entitlement of having to get good seats, food, soda, etc., I easily came in at 25% of your "cheap night" budget.
They also have plenty of field level tickets for less than $100/ticket as well.