We’re a few weeks away from a yearly American Autumn tradition: Monday Night Football. The Bears will appear on MNF twice this season and of the seventeen Monday night games, they just happen to be the two most expensive tickets available.
Razorgator.com released a report on 2013 Monday Night Football ticket prices and outlines the average ticket price of each game this year. The most expensive? Chicago’s December 9th tilt against the Cowboys at an average ticket price of $569, over $300 more expensive than the Monday Night Football average ($262.03.) These two teams met last year in Dallas, a game the Bears won 34-18 off five interceptions from Tony Romo. Cowboys’ fans paid an average of $250 to witness arguably Romo’s worse showing last season.
Chicago’s November 4th date at Green Bay comes in as the second most expensive Monday Night Football ticket at an average price of $490. Last year, the Bears and Packers met at Lambeau Field on a Thursday night during the second week of the season. The Bears lost 23-10 and quarterback Jay cutler had a particularly rough night, getting sacked seven times while also throwing four interceptions. The Bears lost to the Packers twice last season and will probably need at least a split if they wish to claim the NFC North title.
Compared to last year’s crop of games, 2013 Monday Night Football tickets are much more expensive. The average ticket price in 2012 was only $167.75, compared to this year’s $262.03. One potential reason for the increase? The Bears only home Monday Night game in 2012 against the Lions had an average ticket price of $324.48, significantly less than this year’s game. The increase in price appears to be a trend for all Chicago games this season, as the Bears are the second most expensive team in the NFL this year, following the Patriots. They were only the fourth most expensive ticket last year, but with juicy home matchups against the Giants and Cowboys this season, Bears fans will need to cough up even more money this season to get into Soldier Field.
For NFL ticket pricing updates during the 2013 season, make sure to check out the Razorgator blog.