The Chicago Bears have announced their ticket prices for the upcoming 2012 NFL Season, and the news is not great for the fan bereft of extra coin:
Non-club seat increases range from $2 to $10. The Bears’ non-club ticket prices now range from $76 to $150 and account for approximately 85 percent of the seating at Soldier Field. Club seats range from $265 to $530.
Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that this is the 9th time in the last 10 seasons that the Bears have increased their ticket prices -- despite sporting only an 8-8 record in the 2011 NFL Season. When the new Soldier Field opened in 2003, Potash says, the non-club seats ranged from $45 to $85.
The Bears boast, in Soldier Field, the lowest-capacity stadium in the NFL (with 1,500 fewer seats then the 63,000 in the Colts' Lucas Oil Stadium):
The Bears did not raise the prices on their most expensive seats, however, leaving their club seats in their previous $265 to $530 range.
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