If there’s ever a palatable time for an NFL team to raise ticket prices, the Ravens have found it.
Fresh off a Super Bowl title with a free agent quarterback to pay, the Ravens are raising ticket prices by an average of 10 percent, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.
“We are thoughtful and detailed in our study of our ticket prices,” Ravens senior vice president for public and community relations Kevin Byrne said. “We did a lot of research plus comparisons to other NFL teams, other events, and also most importantly, our budget. This is not related to the Super Bowl. It has been planned. It was planned last year when we didn’t increase when we thought we would.”
It’s the first price hike in four years for the Ravens, and just the sixth since they opened their new stadium in 1998.
But it also puts the Ravens in the top third of ticket prices in the NFL, in the 27th-largest TV market in the country.
While that difference presents a pinch to Baltimore’s season ticket holders, they’ve at least gotten something for their money.