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Living near a baseball stadium is a grand-slam or a sac fly

Trulia reports home values and rental prices near some of the nation's baseball stadiums
  • New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs fans are more likely to pay more near the stadium.
  • Home values near the Oakland stadium are the cheapest compared with the regional values.
  • Seattle and San Diego stadium neighborhoods are the most unchanged from the regional value.

Tickets to the April 5 Miami Marlins' home opener against the Detroit Tigers start at $20. Bring a little bit of extra cash and you might be able rent an apartment right around the corner. Trulia released a report showing the differences between home and rent values of neighborhoods surrounding all major league baseball parks. At one end of the spectrum are the houses surrounding O.co Coliseum in Oakland, where home values and rents fall nearly 60 percent and 30 percent, respectively, below the regional average. According to Trulia's data, median home value in metro Oakland is $633,640. Median home value for houses near the stadium is only $279,518. Unsurprisingly, New York home values near Yankee Stadium were 81.7 percent higher compared to the metro area of the city. What the data doesn't show, however, is that the New York Yankees have averaged 94.5 wins per-year since 1999, drawing 3.68 million people on average in attendance. The Oakland A's, however, ...