The Eagles aren’t the only NFC East team looking to boost their revenue in 2013.
The Redskins announced Thursday that they will be raising the prices for both their tickets and parking next season. In a press release, the Redskins said that the price of general admission seats will increase by “no more than 10 percent” while trumpeting several upgrades to FedEx Field as the rationale for the first price hike in seven years. The team also announced that the cost for parking will rise to $40 a game for the 2013 season.
Raging against the ever-rising cost of going to NFL games is a bit like trying to bail out a flooded basement with a Dixie cup, so we won’t do that here. We will point out that whoever writes the press releases for the Redskins should stop couching the rise in prices by saying that Redskins tickets are “among the most affordable” in the NFC East.
There are four teams in the NFC East and the Redskins’ ticket prices are higher than the Eagles. So, yes, they are in the bottom half of the division. Redskins fans aren’t buying tickets to the other three teams, though, and it’s hard to figure why the team thinks that the fact that Cowboys and Giants fans pay more somehow justifies the price of seats at FedEx Field.
If you’re going to raise the prices, just do it and forget about trying to make it seem like you’re doing someone a favor because they aren’t even more expensive.