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Seahawks spike season-ticket prices by nearly 12 percent

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The Seahawks may be taking the whole “12″ thing a little too far, from the perspective of the paying customers.

The team has announced that prices on season tickets will climb for 2014 by an average of nearly 12 percent.  For 70 percent of the season-ticket holders, the increase will range from $3 to $11 per game, which translates to $30 to $110 per season.

The team currently has — you guessed it — 12,000 fans on a paid waiting list.

For single-game tickets, the Seahawks will join the teams using variable pricing.  it’s a concept that adjusts prices based on the perceived quality of the game.

“Through variable pricing, ticket prices will better reflect the value and demand for each game once the schedule is announced next month,” Seahawks president Peter McLoughlin said.

This year, the options for variable pricing likely will be high and really high; the Seahawks host the 49ers, Rams, Cardinals, Cowboys, Giants, Broncos, Raiders, and Packers.

Throw in a pair of preseason games and the possibility of hosting two postseason contests, it all adds up to, once again, 12 games at CenturyLink Field.

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97 Responses to “Seahawks spike season-ticket prices by nearly 12 percent”
  1. elwaysagenius says: Mar 14, 2014 7:04 PM

    Didn’t they steal this from A&M

  2. marima07 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:04 PM

    Because it’s all about the twelfth man, right?

  3. jda129 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:04 PM

    Remember Snarf from Thundercats? That thing was a jagoff.

  4. seatownballers says: Mar 14, 2014 7:05 PM

    No biggie. Fans will pay. Selling out every home after last season will be guaranteed.

  5. hawkstradamus says: Mar 14, 2014 7:06 PM

    The first of our twelve consecutive Superbowl championship seasons. Hawkstradamus has fortold it! We are already sitting at 8-0.

  6. seatownballers says: Mar 14, 2014 7:06 PM

    They will need this extra money to pay Sherman and Thomas.

  7. Go-Hawks! says: Mar 14, 2014 7:07 PM

    After the last time the Seahawks played the Giants, I would argue that the “perceived quality” of that game is much lower than any other on the list.

    I’d pay 90 bucks to see that game. But I don’t think I’d pay 120.

    I just hope the Seahawks home opener is against the Broncos. That’d be a barn burner!

  8. andreweac says: Mar 14, 2014 7:07 PM

    Is the line for the Cowboys game Seattle -20? If so I would like to put money on the ‘Hawks now please.

  9. chargrz says: Mar 14, 2014 7:08 PM

    What a surprise! You had to see this coming!

  10. meatcarroll says: Mar 14, 2014 7:10 PM

    This is one of the few cases a price hike is justified, though unpleasant for consumers. The team is coming off a historically dominant blowout win with a team full of young and charismatic stars.

    It’s not like how the Broncos recently raised their prices so fans could have the privilege of Peyton raise their hopes up before choking once again.

  11. GenXJay says: Mar 14, 2014 7:11 PM

    translation:
    seatownballer solidifies never seeing a live game.

  12. number1hawkfan says: Mar 14, 2014 7:11 PM

    Don’t worry about it. Still well worth it to see the best defense in football. Not to mention hanging a banner. I think us up here in Seattle can afford it.

  13. keeney38 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:13 PM

    I go to a game every year. They will sell out in 5 minutes. It’s crazy trying to get tickets. Then on after market cites tickets are triple the price. It’s a shame it’s so much for the true seahawk fans.

  14. outlawtrn1999 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:13 PM

    They need that cash to pay for the PEDs. Can’t sustain the flow of them without it.

  15. dycenyne says: Mar 14, 2014 7:13 PM

    I hate the Seahawks

  16. mrwalterisgod says: Mar 14, 2014 7:18 PM

    I’ll gladly pay a little more to see such a magnificent team play.

  17. tvjules says: Mar 14, 2014 7:19 PM

    It sucks for the fans, but now’s the time to do it.

  18. justintuckrule says: Mar 14, 2014 7:19 PM

    Allen just took a big fat dump on the 12th man.

  19. fflnick says: Mar 14, 2014 7:20 PM

    Since Peter McLoughlin became president of the team, my tickets was $100 a ticket two years ago.
    Went to $125 last year to $140 a ticket coming this year. That’s a $40 per ticket increase in two years- $400 extra per season in last two seasons.

    This comes from an owner who is one of the richest men in the world. I paid the PSL price (Charter) that goes into having the stadium built which was built with public money not the owner. They are treating people as if each are super wealthy.

    It’s no accident they release this information on a late Friday to hide the news. No wonder why people stay home more and more than go to games.
    Just because you can charge the prices doesn’t mean they should. I looked into it, Steelers dont try to squeeze every dollar out of their fans.

  20. bigtganks says: Mar 14, 2014 7:21 PM

    So that’s what the 12 on the jersey really means. Lol

  21. raiderufan says: Mar 14, 2014 7:23 PM

    11 1/2th man now

  22. coopluvsphins says: Mar 14, 2014 7:23 PM

    $3-$11 is hardly a spike. The headline made it seem as if the common fan could no longer afford to go.

  23. sidneyz says: Mar 14, 2014 7:24 PM

    Way to take care of the do called “12th Man”. Cashing in only after 1 Super Bowl! Only in Anerica!!! Seatless young homeless can’t see the games at any price so it just doesn’t matter! Thank you for pounding the “Bronc-a-ho’s!

  24. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 14, 2014 7:25 PM

    The 12.12th Man.

  25. ariani1985 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:28 PM

    Will the money return through the fake crowd noise? Aka…speakers

  26. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 14, 2014 7:28 PM

    The crowd-enhancing speakers will have to be amplified.

  27. fflnick says: Mar 14, 2014 7:29 PM

    So much for the league lockout to get the player costs under control and pass those savings along to the seat paying customer. They have fixed player costs and fans prices still keeping going up.

  28. golicsloveschildfromphilly says: Mar 14, 2014 7:30 PM

    Wait these so called 12th man fans dont have a waiting list for tickets – miles long – like the Giants, Packers, and Eagles? Just as I thought – they are FRONT RUNNERS!!!!

  29. tjacks7 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:32 PM

    Congrats 12th man, you guys deserve it!

  30. biggestsaintsfanever says: Mar 14, 2014 7:34 PM

    Gotta pay for those PED’s some how !

  31. mrheavyhustle says: Mar 14, 2014 7:35 PM

    Texas A&M seeing more dollar signs after this. Since they are paying for the 12th man usage that A&M™

  32. robseahawksfan says: Mar 14, 2014 7:35 PM

    Sure I don’t like shelling out more.
    But AT LEAST we’re not the Vikings!
    #SKOLOLOL

  33. packerbackernj says: Mar 14, 2014 7:37 PM

    they have to get the money when they can, in 3 years when the team is not nearly as good, the fair weather Seattle fans will disappear and prices will recede.

  34. renbutler says: Mar 14, 2014 7:38 PM

    It’s all about supply and demand. They would be stupid to leave money on the table that fans are willing to give them.

    Ideally, any team should try to charge the highest price that still supports guaranteed sellouts. It’s not always easy to figure out that exact price in advance though.

    Of course, as a gesture of good will, they should also provide a couple thousand tickets per game at a more accessible price for the average fan.

  35. backdapack4evr says: Mar 14, 2014 7:40 PM

    Looks like the

  36. backdapack4evr says: Mar 14, 2014 7:40 PM

    Looks like the 12th man is taking it in the shorts!!
    Lol

  37. dkc6969 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:41 PM

    Where is Anerica!!! ? not sure oh well …

  38. truthofthefootballbusiness says: Mar 14, 2014 7:42 PM

    Thunder Thunder Thundercats, HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  39. deflateddome says: Mar 14, 2014 7:42 PM

    Oh Oh Looks like Percy wants another raise…

  40. seattleron80 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:48 PM

    So what is the big deal? The Ravens raised their ticket prices after winning the Super Bowl too. I am paying $8 more per ticket for my season tickets and I sit in nose bleed seats….can’t imagine what the good tickets are going for. Teams raise ticket prices…Nothing New Here…

  41. funshipm174 says: Mar 14, 2014 7:55 PM

    Might as well enjoy it because you have nothing else up there! with over 200 days a year with no sun and Seattle on top of depression , you deserve something!

  42. chawk12thman says: Mar 14, 2014 7:55 PM

    Wonder how the prices vary throughout the NFL? What is the season ticket price for a 50YD seat in the first section, second section and top tier? End Zone? Etc……

    Now that would be some good reporting and great fodder.

  43. whatawegot says: Mar 14, 2014 8:00 PM

    they can afford to do that when there is nothing else going on in that city except football. JOKE

  44. thatmulekicks says: Mar 14, 2014 8:01 PM

    Much respect for the 12th Fan!!

  45. andreboy1 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:03 PM

    low-class move by a low-class organization

    the fans should get a discount just for having to be in the stadium with that idiot that dresses up like “the thing”

  46. beastmode5150 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:11 PM

    Supply and Demand. Season ticket holder for 11 years and I’m not mad. I can sell 3 games and pay for the whole season with what i can get for them so…

  47. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Mar 14, 2014 8:13 PM

    They need 12 more titles to catch Green Bay.

  48. bert1913 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:16 PM

    still free on my hdtv. plus no lines for food, beer or restrooms

  49. raiderapologist says: Mar 14, 2014 8:20 PM

    elwaysagenius says: Mar 14, 2014 7:04 PM

    Didn’t they steal this from A&M
    ————
    They steal everything. They stole Denver’s manhood in the Super Bowl.

  50. vikefan says: Mar 14, 2014 8:22 PM

    I can hear the packer backers already complaining about the officiating.

  51. chawkup says: Mar 14, 2014 8:24 PM

    I waited 35 years for a Super Bowl. You can raise my prices. I don’t care. Just keep winning baby!

  52. shovelhunter says: Mar 14, 2014 8:30 PM

    I would just like to know if the NFL can produce ONE legitimate champion. Look at the last 15 years of so called champions. Seattle- whole team juiced. Baltimore- deer antler spray. Saints-bounty gate. Pittsburgh- teams top physician richard rydze busted with 1/4 mill worth of PEDs. New England- spygate. Aside from the colts and giants SB victories this is the last 15 years of NFL history tainted! Its getting ridiculous and is the NFL doesn’t start cracking down on CHEATERS im going to start watching freaking soccer!

  53. packersgreenbay says: Mar 14, 2014 8:33 PM

    Sounds like the demand for tickets are pretty high. Expect more 12% increases in the seasons to come. Brought to you by the number 12

  54. slugbaitspace says: Mar 14, 2014 8:40 PM

    Unless we’re talking about legal weed, I’m having a hard time accepting that the Raiders game will be either “high” or “really high”.

  55. steverolley says: Mar 14, 2014 8:40 PM

    Dycyne

    I hate the seahawks

    Good we hate you! Best part is we talk trash and then smack around you favorite team

    Keep hating loser…. We feed off that

  56. syncro9z says: Mar 14, 2014 8:43 PM

    Didnt the 12th man get really quiet last year when Arizona came in and hoe slapped y’all???

  57. seahawksbmx says: Mar 14, 2014 8:49 PM

    The games will continue to sell out (last blackout was 2002) and because of that, the people needlessly complaining here will continue to watch the games on TV for free. For the 3 actual season ticket holders in here, yeah, that kinda sucks. One less beer to offset the hike?

  58. ravensdominate says: Mar 14, 2014 8:52 PM

    12th man…. So dumb. Come to bmore. We’re loud too. And we don’t pump in artificial noise and or build our stadium to echo sound…

  59. jayblack073 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:54 PM

    Finally I can see all the hate that the Pats got all those years ago directed towards my ‘Hawks.

    I’ll leave you angry fanatics with this awesome tidbit:
    Russell Wilson hasn’t lost by more than 7 points in his NFL career.

    Can’t wait to see how many downvotes I can get!

  60. rukkus1 says: Mar 14, 2014 9:00 PM

    That crap is just evil. Make us pay for the stadiums… then make the tickets unaffordable.

  61. rukkus1 says: Mar 14, 2014 9:05 PM

    Fans should be collectively upset that owners do this stuff to us. You know, instead of taking shots at each other when it happens…

  62. mackcarrington says: Mar 14, 2014 9:06 PM

    Gotta keep that profit margin from getting smaller. The ticket prices went up in concert with the rise in the salary cap.

  63. themackstrong says: Mar 14, 2014 9:09 PM

    The Century Link experience is unlike any I have ever been to in sports. That’s covering basketball, soccer, hockey and even Olympics.

    These games have been selling out since 2003. I made it to a game or two every year up until last year where we couldn’t get tickets for the 49ers game with no luck. The prices are going to only go up but that’s every NFL Stadium. Maybe it doesn’t make me as big of a fan but I am 100 % fine watching the games on my big screen at home with quality drinks. Go Hawks!

  64. Ed Bandell says: Mar 14, 2014 9:17 PM

    “Russell Wilson hasn’t lost by more than 7 points in his NFL career. ”

    I think the Seahawks defense has a lot to do with that. I would think that you would get at least 11 downvotes from all of the starters on that defense.

    I don’t think I will see the boisterous Seahawk fans coming to my team’s news and posting ridiculous comments about this.

    “Your team didn’t raise ticket prices like my SUPERCHAMP SEAHAWKS DID! YEAH!”

    Somehow that doesn’t strike me as very effective trash talk. Just goes to show you, it isn’t about you Seattle fans, it is always about the almighty dollar. Pay to play…or in this case, to watch play.

  65. staffordsyear says: Mar 14, 2014 9:30 PM

    Shows how much pull the 12th man actually has huh?..not much.

  66. azjohnny says: Mar 14, 2014 9:31 PM

    The “12th man” has been around since 1900 when the University of Minnesota started using the term. In 1989 Texas A&M applied for the copyright. The Seahawks and Texas A&M have since settled out of court.

  67. thefiesty1 says: Mar 14, 2014 10:07 PM

    The 12th Man just got priced out of the game. Empty stadiums will be the norm for most NFL games. Why pay exorbinate prices when you can watch every game in the comfort of your Lazyboy? Idiots!

  68. jlstaud says: Mar 14, 2014 10:11 PM

    Love how hawks fans brag about demand for tickets and how they sell out so fast blah blah blah. When you sell out EVERY home game since 1968, regardless of how the team is performing, then you can brag.

  69. dirtydrew says: Mar 14, 2014 10:18 PM

    12% rise in ticket prices for the 12th clown? Good, something to yell about.

  70. micknangold says: Mar 14, 2014 10:25 PM

    A percentage point for each of the 12 men.

  71. tailgateheaven says: Mar 14, 2014 10:36 PM

    the 12th man has been reduced to the bruised 12th red-headed stepchild. Ahhhhhhh, freakin supply and demand. WATCH Allen have to explain this in 2 years when they re-up with another $40m in post rookie contracts. keep pooch’in me NFL

  72. EJ says: Mar 14, 2014 10:42 PM

    12%? Way to stick it to your 12th man Seattle.

  73. chawk12thman says: Mar 14, 2014 11:16 PM

    Expected with the SB Win and the bigger fact that since 2003, the team has sold out 95 consecutive games, including playoffs.

  74. bigj7769 says: Mar 15, 2014 12:09 AM

    They appreciate the 12th man enough to charge him more now! Thanks for ur support!! Hahaha

  75. shlort says: Mar 15, 2014 1:14 AM

    And when the cap gets tight, they can’t sign quality players and they turn back into the team that everyone looks forward to having on the schedule… How is that price hike going to work out for them?

  76. shlort says: Mar 15, 2014 1:21 AM

    “Russell Wilson hasn’t lost by more than 7 points in his NFL career. ”

    That is the sign of a great D. Seattle’s offense was 18th in the league last season. Lots of praise for players from fans when the player has little to do with their team winning. Both Seattle and SF have bottom of the list offenses that are able to score just enough to win playing second to their defenses.

  77. usdcoyotesfan says: Mar 15, 2014 1:43 AM

    We want the ball and we’re gonna score.

  78. coachkilla6 says: Mar 15, 2014 1:53 AM

    #SKOL Vikings

    Still
    Keepers of
    0
    Lombardi’s

  79. nineball26 says: Mar 15, 2014 2:11 AM

    WOW, amazing after what the 12th man brought in to the seahawks organization in the last 10 years this is the thanks they get?

    Allen must not have enough money yet..

    greed the cornerstone of destroying a winning team,

    now watch em go low budget on the salary..

    from first to worst in a single season, can ya do it mr allen, you’re off to a great start, now all you have to do is pay wilson like a $80 million contract and get rid of everyone else starting with the defense..

    what a chode, this should be fun

  80. kc114 says: Mar 15, 2014 5:28 AM

    If they don’t raise the prices then some of us will make more from their product. Some of us Seahawk season ticket holders aren’t fans of the Hawks but we sure enjoy profiting off of the bandwagon Seahawk fans.

  81. thatsweetjuice says: Mar 15, 2014 7:04 AM

    Please…..I have season tickets to the Eagles. They DID the same thing….for what? There’s NO Super Bowl Championship here! My tickets were $95 two years ago….$105 last year….and to my delight…$135 THIS YEAR!!!! Since there IS a long waiting list and since I want to be AT the games….I have no choice but to suck it up. The NFL has most season ticketholders by the NADS!

  82. chmura97 says: Mar 15, 2014 7:23 AM

    Now they’re dipping into the peeps pot fund!

  83. johngaltwho says: Mar 15, 2014 7:47 AM

    In three years, the prices will decline back by 25% when theyre back to a 6-10 record, their quarterback requires payment for his services and the shine rubs off Pete Carroll as his real character is again revealed.

  84. jfrogwi says: Mar 15, 2014 9:11 AM

    “Based on the perceived quality of the game”

    … Oh, so that means they will reduce the prices for pre-season, er, exhibition games.

  85. rho1953 says: Mar 15, 2014 9:16 AM

    For a Seachicken game? Not a chance.

  86. newjerseygiants says: Mar 15, 2014 9:38 AM

    A beer is $12 too.

  87. infectorman says: Mar 15, 2014 9:52 AM

    Browner + Revis > Browner + Sherman

  88. hurk71 says: Mar 15, 2014 10:06 AM

    Seahags won’t even make the playoffs!

  89. dfwhawkguy says: Mar 15, 2014 10:29 AM

    Think of the fans of the other 31 teams that pay ticket prices and have absolutely no chance of winning the SB as the Seahawks coast to the second straight. Fait accompli.

  90. phamilyman91 says: Mar 15, 2014 10:47 AM

    I guess the new Pete C & Seatlle :cough: ::cough::
    “Workout” regimen, as evidenced by 7 suspensions in 12 months is becoming costly…Will Steroidgate continue in 2015?

  91. higheriqthanyou says: Mar 15, 2014 11:28 AM

    I understand many fans of other teams don’t get it, but a Rolls Royce costs more than a Kia

  92. johninthewest says: Mar 15, 2014 11:33 AM

    Gonna be a hard pill to swallow when the team starts losing more games!!

  93. rickwangen says: Mar 15, 2014 12:00 PM

    And everyone in Seattle was thinking that the FA players on the team would give a hometown discount to stay. Welcome to the reality of success in the NFL. No hometown discount on either end.

  94. hawksfan99 says: Mar 15, 2014 12:24 PM

    How mad are you guys on a scale from one to mad ?

  95. scmems07 says: Mar 15, 2014 12:45 PM

    it would be worth it for fans to go to the game where they honor the superbowl win, it’s not everyday you get to see a once in a lifetime event.

  96. ariani1985 says: Mar 15, 2014 9:33 PM

    Seaturds?

  97. ariani1985 says: Mar 15, 2014 9:47 PM

    Come to Minnesota, you can wax my car.

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