If you're a Chicago Bears season ticket holder get ready to shell out more money for seats in 2011. Scott Hagel is a spokesman for the Bears. He said it's the first time in three years they've raised prices.
“It’s about remaining economically competitive in our league and to build a championship team," he said.” When you look at our environment we are the largest single market team, yet we have the smallest stadium in the NFL.”
Non-club ticket holders could pay up to $15 more per seat while club ticket holders could expect to pay $10 to $30 more a game. Hagel said prices won’t be affected for fans buying single game tickets.
In other Bears news, head coach Lovie Smith has signed a two-year contract extending his leadership through the 2013 season. Next year’s season will be Smith’s 8th with the Bears.