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05/28/2014 05:23 pm ET Updated 6 days ago

Ballpark Bucket List: Flying to All 30 MLB Ballparks for Under $2,500

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Baseball season is upon us and stadiums across the country are in full swing, packed with families and ravenous fans alike. But don't settle with just visiting one ballpark this baseball season, instead live out every ball fan's dream and visit all 30 major league baseball stadiums! The Hopper research team has crunched the numbers and now fans can make this dream a reality for just under $2,500. We've looked at two routes to do this: the cheapest route and the shortest route.

2014-05-28-ScreenShot20140528at3.23.14PM.png "Fenway Park 7/2/2007" by Eric Kilby.

The shortest route flies to 24 airports and involves over 9,000 miles of flying at a cost of almost $3,100 in airfare! The cheapest route, somewhat oddly, covers over 14,000 miles to reach those same 24 airports but actually costs 20 percent less, clocking in at only $2,400 in airfare. Basically fans get to save money and rack up frequent flier miles at the same time!

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A look at the cheapest route, which crisscrosses the nation.

OK, so we know how much it costs to visit every MLB stadium in the country. But what about just a few of the good ones? Head over to Hopper's interactive ballpark tool, enter your home airport and the ballparks you'd like to visit, select the cheapest or shortest route and let us do the rest. We find airports near the baseball stadiums and look for the best routes to visit them all in one trip.

2014-05-28-ScreenShot20140528at3.58.20PM.pngHopper's Interactive Ballpark Tool

For the soccer junkies out there, Hopper has also taken a look at the cost of following Team USA at the World Cup in Brazil. Flights from the United States to Brazil are currently running about $1600 return, but once in Brazil travelers will have to make their way across literally the entire country to watch the United States play in its group matches. The full breakdown of team groups, game cities and pricing can be found in Hopper's research report on following Team USA at the World Cup.

Take a look at more interactive flight tools from the Hopper research team for advice on how to save on airfare.