Chicago Bears Tickets Still a Hot Commodity
Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Exterior view of Soldier Field prior to an NFL game between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Expectations for the Bears might be low for the 2015 season, but Chicago Bears tickets are still a hot commodity. As Crain’s Chicago Business points out, after a miserable 5-11 season in 2014, Bears fans’ desire for tickets hasn’t dampened just weeks ahead of the start of training camp. In fact, tickets for the Bears vs Packers Week 1 matchup are even higher than last season’s top ticket, also the Bears game against their biggest rival:
"As usual, the most expensive ticket on the secondary market is the Green Bay Packers game, which this year falls in Week 1 on Sept. 13. The average of all tickets resold to that game is $380 at secondary ticket marketplace SeatGeek.com, good for the eighth-most expensive game of the regular season among all 32 NFL teams.That price is also up 4 percent from this time last year for the 2014 Bears home game against the Packers, and up 8 percent over the Bears-Packers game in 2013."
The Bears kept ticket prices flat for only the second time in the last 13 seasons, but their tickets on the secondary market command a hefty premium. Here’s a breakdown of what tickets will cost you for the Bears’ eight home games:
Not surprising that the late season game against division rivals that make frequent stops to Soldier Field are the lowest cost while a rare visit from Peyton Manning will cost top dollar.
If I were in the market for tickets, I might hold off a bit. If the Bears start the season as many experts predict they will, I suspect those ticket prices might drop a bit. I feel like people couldn’t give tickets away late last season. But it’s July and hope springs eternal. Perhaps John Fox can work his magic and lead the Beloved to a surprising season.