Chicago Bears won't raise ticket prices for 2009

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Knowing sports fans may have less to spend, the Bears will be asking for less than they might otherwise in 2009.
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SammiesDad

Rhinelander, WI

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#1
Feb 5, 2009
 
This tripe gets top billing over the Blackhawks? You guys got your priorities bass ackwards.....
bhawks61

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#2
Feb 5, 2009
 
Some NFL teams have announced similar plans to hold ticket prices. The Bears probably are more dependent on ticket increases than most teams because Soldier Field has the smallest capacity in the league.

"It makes it a little more difficult financially … not increasing ticket prices," Phillips said. "But I hope the fans will be pleased by it."

Ok Who's fault is that?
Jay The Rehab man

Homer Glen, IL

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#5
Feb 6, 2009
 
Cut a little more from the scouting budget.

Paying for scouting, coaching and management are the main differences in two family owned teams.

Bears and Steelers.

To many Mcaskeys.

Since: Oct 08

Merrimac, WI

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#6
Feb 6, 2009
 
OK now that you all talk your smack lets see if they can pick up player cheaper! maybe they'll find players that just want a chance to win and be rewarded later with the big pay day! Or maybe they'll weed out the greedy players and win with players with just the love of the game! Well Ted thanks from this fan who has a hard time getting tickets at a good price, Scalpers beware you may not be able to jack up the prices !LOL! I will be down for at least 2 games this year BO BEARS GO! GET READY KYLE THERES A BRETT ON YOUR HEELS
Justa Citizen

Highland Park, IL

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#7
Feb 6, 2009
 
Given the state of the economy, the Bears have a lot of nerve keeping ticket prices the same. They should be dropping. Like a rock.
What ever

Chicago, IL

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#8
Feb 6, 2009
 
Given what the Bears have put on the field lately, they should be giving money back to the fans.
Florida Jim

Saint Cloud, FL

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#9
Feb 6, 2009
 
With the economy in bad shape the Bears players, coaches, administrators all keep getting big paychecks so holding the prices is nice but a small favor only.
I remember a say ing that seems to fit"close your shirt your heart is falling out".
Pete

Chicago, IL

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#10
Feb 6, 2009
 
I'm surprised the greedy McCaskey's didn't long ago realize that any ticket they sell for less than $100 is money wasted for them. ALL Bears tickets that are resold go for $120 minimum. If anything, they are too cheap. Bears lemmings will pay any amount asked of them to watch their team lose.
JFV

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#11
Feb 6, 2009
 
Justa Citizen wrote:
Given the state of the economy, the Bears have a lot of nerve keeping ticket prices the same. They should be dropping. Like a rock.
I agree, and I predict that there will be a growing number of unsold seats, unless of course they come up with a winning team. Then, but only then, I'll grant you that the seats will be filled.
subzerobears

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#12
Feb 6, 2009
 
I am a season ticket holder so thank you Chicago Bears for not raising the ticket prices this year. Looking forward to the 2009 season and the Bears Expo this spring. Go Bears!
Red Granges ghost

Haines City, FL

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#13
Feb 6, 2009
 
Amusement tax? I guess watching a silly 9-7 team bumble around the field is pretty amusing.
rocco

Middlebury, CT

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#14
Feb 6, 2009
 
i shouldnt have to pay more for .500 football with zero playoff appearances in the last two years
koachditker

Carol Stream, IL

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#15
Feb 6, 2009
 
Justa Citizen wrote:
Given the state of the economy, the Bears have a lot of nerve keeping ticket prices the same. They should be dropping. Like a rock.
Supply and demand. The state of the economy has nothing to do with it. If the demand for tickets drops(unlikely), then the price will come down. I believe The Bears have a waiting list a mile long for season tickets. It's no different than the Cubs situation.
Steve

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#16
Feb 6, 2009
 
They should drop prices. There is no chance of signing a wide receiver. TJ talked about liking Grossman on Waddle & Silvi Wednesday. He had nothing to good to say about Orton.
South Florida Fan

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#17
Feb 6, 2009
 
Are there fans who would actually pay more to watch this poorly performing team?
Jessica

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Feb 6, 2009
 
subzerobears wrote:
I am a season ticket holder so thank you Chicago Bears for not raising the ticket prices this year. Looking forward to the 2009 season and the Bears Expo this spring. Go Bears!
Hello,you are a great example of a true fan,one that actually goes to games. Thats cool you thank them,for keeping the ticket prices the same. Some of these Idiots on here complain no matter what,it is really pathetic! They are Mariotti clones,everything they say is always negative towards our Bears. Whether the going is good or bad,these people only know how to Bihtch and moan! How Miserable they must be,to always have a hateful outlook. Idiots who call Mccaskey's cheap,heres a generous gesture by them. It will cost them Millions to do this,so thanks to them. This is a good thing for the fans,and very un-selfish of the ownership!! Take care fellow Die hard Bear fan. Go Bears.. Bear Down..

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Since: May 08

Homewood, IL

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#21
Feb 6, 2009
 
As a season ticket holder (3 seats) I am not amused.
Please raise the ticket prices when you can afford us some HOPE of a championship.
Signed,
Suffering since 1986.
You want the money? Prove it!
Nineteen Eighty

Crystal Lake, IL

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#22
Feb 6, 2009
 
Taking credit cards to pay for tickets? Hey, welcome to 1980! This should have happened long ago.

“Thank you, come again!”

Since: Dec 07

Chi Town

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#23
Feb 6, 2009
 
maybe they should try not sucking in 2009? Is that feasible?
Buck

United States

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#24
Feb 6, 2009
 
How 'bout lowering salaries across the league and lowering ticket prices. You schmucks.

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