According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for admission to sporting events were 46.80% lower in 2000 versus 2017.
Between 2000 and 2017: Sporting events experienced an average inflation rate of 3.78% per year. In other words, sporting events costing $100 in the year 2000 would cost $187.97 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.09% during this same period, sporting events inflation was similar.
In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 5.54%, above the average yearly change for sporting events during the 2000-2017 time period. Compared to overall inflation for all items in 2000 (3.27%), price inflation for sporting events was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Admission to sporting events: