Bears boast second-highest ticket prices in NFL

Bears boast second-highest ticket prices in NFL
September 26, 2013, 11:15 am
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Tony Andracki

How much would you pay for a Bears ticket?

Marc Trestman has this year's squad streaking to a 3-0 start and this is a franchise that racked up five winning seasons in the previous 10 years, including an NFC Championship berth and a Super Bowl appearance.

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But are the Bears worth the second-highest ticket pricing in the NFL?

The Wall Street Journal released its latest MarketWatch, running down the Top 10 most expensive ticket prices from around the league.

Here's the complete list (average ticket price):

1. New York Giants ($292.36)
2. Chicago Bears ($282.16)
3. New England Patriots ($277.96)
4. Green Bay Packers ($245.40)
5. Denver Broncos ($237.26)
6. New Orleans Saints ($225.30)
7. Pittsburgh Steelers ($221.06)
8. Seattle Seahawks ($220.64)
9. Balitmore Ravens ($220.30)
10. Dallas Cowboys ($209.20)

The Giants boasting the highest ticket pricing in the NFL makes sense, to some degree, having claimed two Super Bowl championships in the last six years.

In one way, it's a good list for the Bears to be on. The other teams on the list are the most historic and well-run franchises in the league and are annually in the postseason race.

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But in another, the Bears have less to offer than the other nine franchises. Only the Steelers (61,141) have a lower average home attendance than the Bears (62,329), though that's more of a product of Soldier Field's small capacity compared to other NFL stadiums.

The other nine teams also combine for nine of the last 10 Super Bowl victories. Only the Indianapolis Colts (who beat the Bears in the 2007 Super Bowl) are not represented on this list.