Mirroring a trend nationally across all entertainment channels, the Chicago Bears increased ticket prices for the third consecutive season. The team made the announcement ahead of a communication directed to season ticket holders.
Price increases range from $3 to $10 for 90% of the seating bowl, with some United Club seats remaining flat. Lower-level mid-field seating price increases range from $15 to $30. The overall average increase for 2013 season tickets is 4.2%. Non-club season ticket prices now range from $79 to $165, and account for approximately 85 percent of the seating at Soldier Field. United Club season tickets range from $265 to $540.
Season ticket holders will continue to see a $25 per game savings for each regular season ticket as compared to the individual game price.
To the Bears defense, Soldier Field is the smallest home venue in the NFL, and as the sports salaries and expense grow, teams are forced to make up for the differential in revenue by passing increased costs on the ticket buying public.
The Bears 2013 home schedule includes match-ups against Baltimore, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Dallas, the New York Giants and the three NFC North rivals, Green Bay, Minnesota and Detroit.