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Here’s How Much It Costs to Propose at Every Major League Baseball Stadium

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Today is Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, the start of the 2014 season. That means it’s also the time of year for America’s second-favorite pastime: the scoreboard marriage proposal. To step up your engagement game, we reached out to all 30 MLB teams to find out the cost of putting a ring (World Series or otherwise) on it at each stadium.

Though all proceeds go to charity, exactly what’s offered in a proposal package varies tremendously from ballpark to ballpark — some teams even offer multiple price points. The Indians’ fireworks proposal could be the most romantic option, but the Phillies’ four-ticket package is a surprisingly good value. Of course, if you’re feeling thrifty, you could always tuck a ring in your pocket, wait for a pitching change, then pop the question the old-fashioned way. Here’s hoping that — either way — you don’t strike out.

Arizona Diamondbacks — Chase Field

$250: Message displayed on scoreboard (limit one per homestand). Includes commemorative DVD.

Atlanta Braves — Turner Field

$50: Message displayed on scoreboard.

Baltimore Orioles — Camden Yards

Proposals not offered.

Boston Red Sox — Fenway Park

$250: Message displayed on scoreboard. $350: In addition to scoreboard message, couple is featured live on video board and greeted by Wally, the team’s mascot.

Chicago Cubs — Wrigley Field

$175: Message displayed on scoreboard (limit one per game). Includes commemorative print and digital copy of the proposal.

Chicago White Sox — U.S. Cellular Field

$55: Message displayed on scoreboard.

Cincinnati Reds — Great American Ball Park

$50: Message displayed on scoreboard or printed on a sign delivered by Rosie Red, the team’s mascot.

Cleveland Indians — Progressive Field

$400: On-field proposal at one of the season’s 15 post-game fireworks nights. (In-game proposals not offered.) Call (216) 420-HITS.

Colorado Rockies — Coors Field

$50: Message displayed on scoreboard. Call (303) ROCKIES.

Detroit Tigers — Comerica Park

$50: Paws, the team’s mascot, conducts a “trivia contest” at the couple’s seats that ends in a surprise proposal. Includes baseball decorated with message and date. $75: Message displayed on scoreboard.

Houston Astros — Minute Maid Park

$500: Proposal featured live on video board (limit one per series, proposals not offered in consecutive games). Includes two tickets and commemorative DVD. Call (713) 259-8332.

Kansas City Royals — Kauffman Stadium

Proposals not offered.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim — Angel Stadium

Proposals not offered.

Los Angeles Dodgers — Dodger Stadium

$75: Message displayed on scoreboard. $2,500: Proposal featured live on video board (limit one per month).

Miami Marlins — Marlins Park

$250: Message displayed on scoreboard and couple featured live on video. $500: In addition to message and video, package includes a PA announcement and a dozen roses delivered by Billy the Marlin, the team’s mascot. Call (305) 480-1300.

Milwaukee Brewers — Miller Park

$100: Single-line message (up to 35 characters) displayed among others on scoreboard. $250: Full scoreboard message (up to 75 characters). Call (414) 902-4501.

Minnesota Twins — Target Field

$209: Proposal featured live on video board (limit one per game). Call (612) 659-3502.

New York Mets — Citi Field

Proposals not offered.

New York Yankees — Yankee Stadium

$100: Message displayed on scoreboard (limit 10 per game).

Oakland Athletics — Coliseum

$85: Message displayed on scoreboard.

Philadelphia Phillies — Citizens Bank Park

$450: Proposal featured live on video board. Includes four tickets, champagne toast, and commemorative DVD. Call (215) 463-1000.

Pittsburgh Pirates — PNC Park

$38.50: Message displayed on scoreboard.

San Diego Padres — Petco Park

$55: Message displayed on scoreboard (up to 50 per game).

San Francisco Giants — AT&T Park

$145: Message displayed on scoreboard (weekday games). $175: Message displayed on scoreboard (weekend and premium games).

Seattle Mariners — Safeco Field

$115: Message displayed on scoreboard.

St. Louis Cardinals —Busch Stadium

$250: Private tour for a group of up to 20 that ends with a surprise proposal on the field. $500: In addition to private tour, message displayed on scoreboard. Proposals only offered on non-game days. Call (314) 345-9630.

Tampa Bay Rays — Tropicana Field

$500: Proposal featured live on video board (limit one per game). Includes a dozen roses and commemorative DVD.

Texas Rangers — Globe Life Park in Arlington

$200: Message printed on sign delivered by Ranger’s Captain, the team’s mascot, along with a bouquet of flowers and a certificate featuring the date and the couple’s names. Includes digital photos of the proposal. Call (972) RANGERS.

Toronto Blue Jays — Rogers Centre

Proposals not offered.

Washington Nationals — Nationals Park

$500: Message displayed on scoreboard (limit one per game). $1,500: Proposal featured live on video board (limit two per season). E-mail

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