When compared to the other major league team sporting events, te HTA and TRA tracks stacked up significantly lower. Major League Baseball averaged $145.83; National Hockey League $274.66; National Basketball Association $277.19, and the National Football League $303.33, according to Team Marketing.The HTA tracks' average total cost ranged from $85.84 to $139.80, while the TRA tracks were $113 to $160.50.
The FCI includes general admission, parking, two small beers, four small sodas, four hot dogs, two track programs, merchandise, and per capita wagering. The study assumes a $300 per capita wagering figure, based on the figures provided by the tracks, and a high-end takeout of 25 percent. The actual cost of wagering was calculated as this 25 percent of the $300 per capita, or $75.