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Higher ticket prices will add $4 million to Colts' bottom line

Watching the Colts in person is about to get more expensive for fans in Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the Colts have increased prices in all nine ticket levels at Lucas Oil Stadium. The amount of the increases will depend on where in the stadium the seats are and, in some cases, the length of a season-ticket holder’s contract. But everyone’s prices are going up.

According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, the Colts will see an increase in total ticket revenue of between $3.4 million and $4.4 million for the 2010 season, depending on whether they host zero, one or two playoff games.

But while fans may not be thrilled to pay more money for next year’s tickets, the Colts won’t have any trouble selling out their games. In the two seasons since opening Lucas Oil Stadium they’ve sold out every home game easily, and they have a 16,000-person waiting list for season tickets.

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18 Responses to “Higher ticket prices will add $4 million to Colts' bottom line”
  1. BradyGazelle says: Mar 1, 2010 12:03 PM

    Are they raising the price of the tickets for the seats with the posts blocking the view of the field?

  2. downwithdansnyder says: Mar 1, 2010 12:04 PM

    Your assuming expenses stay completely flat.

  3. dabarber says: Mar 1, 2010 12:10 PM

    Q. How much to see games in 2011???
    A. Zero–there will be no season!

  4. RayDaMayor says: Mar 1, 2010 12:10 PM

    But what if only 11 fans show up?

  5. borg says: Mar 1, 2010 12:17 PM

    PayMeATon thanks the people of Indiana for supporting his upcoming salary bump. Best regular season QB in the state

  6. JohnnyG says: Mar 1, 2010 12:28 PM

    http://www.hubdub.com/m65840/Super_Bowl_XLV_Who_will_win
    Who knows – maybe they’ll even give the fans their money’s worth by trying to win
    the last few games of the season instead of coasting into the post-season.

  7. ar1888 says: Mar 1, 2010 12:28 PM

    BradyGazelle those seats are not sold as season tickets. They are sold only as “standing room” tickets.

  8. Cranbo says: Mar 1, 2010 12:57 PM

    Awesome. So after dissing the fans by playing backups for the last two games of the year, and then getting angry about it and telling the fans to stop complaining about it, now they’re going to charge all their fans more.

  9. FumbleNuts says: Mar 1, 2010 1:04 PM

    Raising the price of tickets and then pulling starters out of a game?
    Makes sense?!

  10. topcide says: Mar 1, 2010 1:25 PM

    And as soon as peyton retires, those prices will be dropping like a rock and the stadium will be empty.

  11. Treima says: Mar 1, 2010 1:39 PM

    Mmmmm, paying more to watch a team throw away games at the end of the regular season. Gotta love it!

  12. robigd says: Mar 1, 2010 1:43 PM

    Someone has to pay for Jug Heads extension.

  13. AllThat says: Mar 1, 2010 2:05 PM

    Irsay needs new strings on all of his guitars!!!!!!

  14. overkil2 says: Mar 1, 2010 2:25 PM

    “topcide says:
    March 1, 2010 1:25 PM
    And as soon as peyton retires, those prices will be dropping like a rock and the stadium will be empty.

    I couldn’t agree more.

  15. tombrookshire says: Mar 1, 2010 2:38 PM

    Bravo, money grabbing Colts. Coming out of the worst recession since the Great Depression in one of the hardest hit areas of the country. The Colts NEED an extra $4 mil on their bottom line! I’m sure many teams have done so already or will soon follow suit, but how about showing a little sensitivity regarding the economic climate, and a little care about the customers that these corporate bozos claim are so important. I am an Eagles fan so I know a little bit about mercenary owners that put the almightly dollar before customers, forgetting where it comes from in the first place.

  16. bh103 says: Mar 1, 2010 3:40 PM

    As long as there are takers the teams and league will keep raising the prices. Laws of supply and demand. They don’t care if you’re a longtime loyal fan. Its all about the $$$$$$!

  17. Unnamed Source says: Mar 1, 2010 3:57 PM

    Now people get to pay even more to see curtis painter in weeks 15-17

  18. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 1, 2010 4:10 PM

    Well, who wouldn’t pay a lot to go there? They showed the stadium during the combine coverage and given that you can look at dragsters hanging from the ceiling and eat at a place called the “Oil Can Grill”, no price is too high, right?
    C’mon, they showed a slice of pizza someone stole from the luxury boxes (which Polian charged the other teams for – thanks, generous host). It looked worse than Domino’s on a Friday night. At least in Philly, you can get some decent (if overpriced) food and beer. I’d bet all they serve in Indy is Bud or Coors.

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