According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events were 86.70% higher in 2018 versus 2000.
Between 2000 and 2018: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 3.53% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2000 would cost $186.70 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, inflation for sporting events was similar.
In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 5.87%, above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), price inflation for sporting events was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admission to sporting events: