Despite an off season full of change – legendary defensive leader Brian Urlacher departed and head coach Lovie Smith was relieved of his duties – Bears fans are eagerly shelling out some serious dough to watch their beloved team at Soldier Field this year. With an average ticket price of $438.35, Bears tickets are the most expensive in the NFL for the 2013 season.
Below is a full breakdown of the Bears home schedule with average ticket price and get-in price for each individual game. As you can see, it will not be cheap for Chicago fans this fall.
Sunday, September 8th vs. Cincinnati – Avg. Price: $403, Get-in: $194
While Cincinnati may not be the draw that Green Bay or Dallas is, they will be the opponent for Chicago’s home opener this season. Thus, the get-in price of $194 is second only to the Cowboys ($195) and a dollar more expensive than it will take to see Green Bay. The Bengals are coming off a second straight defeat to the Texans in the playoffs, so they’ll be looking to begin the year on the right foot and send new coach Marc Trestman to an early 0-1 record.
Sunday, September 15th vs. Minnesota – Avg. Price: $411, Get-in: $175
The Vikings were able to slip into the NFC playoffs last year thanks to Chicago’s late season stumble and the heroics of their star running back, Adrian Peterson. The Vikings moved Percy Harvin during the off season, but added familiar face Greg Jennings to the wide receiver corps. At $175 for the lowest priced ticket, the Vikings have the third lowest get-in price for Bears home games this year.
Sunday, October 6th vs. New Orleans – Avg. Price: $456, Get-in: $189
Drew Brees will lead his Saints into Soldier Field for the first time since 2008, the year before they would defeat the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl. This is the third most expensive game in terms of average price and the fourth most expensive get-in ticket. While that may sound as if it’s a relative bargain when there’s only eight home games a year, that $189 get-in ticket is only $6 less than the highest get-in of $195 vs. the Cowboys.
Thursday, October 10th vs. NY Giants – Avg. Price: $490, Get-in: $178
The Giants draw crowds wherever they go and it’s apparent here as this is the highest average ticket price for any Bears home game this season. While the get-in is only $178, lower level and premium seating is priced much higher for this game than any other match up.
Sunday, November 10th vs. – Detroit Avg. Price: $401, Get-in: $160
$160 certainly isn’t cheap but that’s the lowest priced ticket a fan will be able to find this season for the Bears. Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson will look to put on a show and for those trying to save as much money as possible this season, this game is your best bet.
Sunday, November 17th vs. Baltimore – Avg. Price: $392, Get-in: $162
The defending Super Bowl champions visit Soldier Field during the middle of November this season, and they don’t seem to be drawing a ton of interest. At $392, this is the lowest average ticket price for any Bears home game this year and the get-in of $162 is just two dollars more than against Detroit. Perhaps if Ray Lewis comes out of retirement the week before, prices will increase
Monday, December 9th vs. Dallas – Avg. Price: $464, Get-in: $195
Dallas has long been viewed as America’s team and Bears fans hope that there will be minimal ‘stars’ in the stands. At $195, this is the most expensive get-in price for the Bears home schedule and will take place on Monday Night Football in front of millions of fans at home.
Sunday, December 29th vs. Green Bay – Avg. Price: $452, Get-in: $193
It’s not too often that the Pack’s visit to Soldier Field would be the third or fourth most expensive game of the year, but that’s the case for the 2013 regular season. At $193, the home opener against the Bengals and the Monday night showdown with Dallas are higher, while the Cowboys, Giants, and Saints games all have a higher average ticket price.