The Brooklyn-based plant for Rheingold Beer was forced to close on January 5, 1974 due to heavy financial losses. As a result, the brewery was also forced to end its position as the primary radio-TV sponsor for the New York Mets. Rheingold as a whole shut down operations in 1976, when they found themselves unable to compete with the large national breweries.
Not that this comes as a surprise to most of us, but beer at the ballpark can cost a pretty penny. Here’s an infographic from July 2015 by Vinepair depicting the cheapest beer available at every MLB stadium. If you want “cheap” stadium beer, looks like you’ve gotta head to the southwest portion of the country.