Baseball Fans Are Devoted to Their Sport
It turns out the answer is a long way, including missing church and their honeymoons.
To show just how far fans will go to never miss a game, Kellogg recently surveyed more than 1,000 baseball fans across America. The results show that the passion for America's National Pastime runs deep, shapes priorities and even leads to some interesting behaviors.
- Nearly half (47 percent) of fans have their team's schedule on-hand at all times, or know it well. In fact, nearly three in 10 report they know their team's schedule better than their own commitments over the next eight weeks.
- If money were no object, fans would want to attend 33 games in person a season. As it is, they average six games.
- Fans are willing to overcome distance to get there: More than half have traveled more than four hours to see their team play.
- Nearly a third of fans would rearrange or cancel a date if it interfered with a big game.
- Another 53 percent have gone out of their way to watch on vacation and 43 percent have watched at work.
- More than a third of fans under 34 years old have petitioned a bartender or restaurant owner to see if they'll play their teams' games regularly.
- More than one in 10 fans have gone out of their way to watch a game while at a wedding.
- Individual survey respondents reported every never miss a game tactic, from ordering playoff tickets online while at church to attending a game while on a honeymoon.
Between now and the end of August, fans who share their own Never Miss a Game stories on social media are eligible to win great Major League Baseball-themed prizes from Kellogg's.
Fans who share the lengths to which they've gone to cheer on their favorite team with #nevermissagame on Twitter and Facebook are eligible to win MLB and Kellogg snack brand prizes, including the grand prize which includes tickets and travel to a 2014 World Series game, plus an Opening Day game in 2015 and the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.