Despite missing the playoffs for the third straight season, the Bears announced Wednesday that they'll raise ticket prices an average of 4.1 percent for the 2014 season.
Fifty percent of the seats will see a $2 increase, with some seats seeing up to a $12 increase, according to the team's official website. Soldier Field has the second smallest capacity in the NFL (61,500 seats), something president and CEO Ted Phillips said attributed to the rise in cost for the upcoming season.
"We've tried to make sure that in every section of the building we're delivering the best fan experience possible," Phillips said. "But given that we have the smallest capacity building in the NFL, it's pretty much a given that every year there's going to be some type of ticket price increase."
Non-club season ticket prices now range from $81 to $175, while United Club season tickets will range from $275 to $550. Season ticket holders will see a $25 per game saving for each regular season ticket.
"Season ticket holders are the foundation of our entire club," Phillips said. "We love the fact that we have so many avid fans who have had tickets for generations and that going to Bears games becomes part of their lifestyle. We appreciate that and we’re always going to try to deliver the best value to them at each and every home game."