Ticket prices in Pittsburgh are going up overall, but down for preseason games.
The Steelers are the latest team to join the growing trend of variable pricing on tickets, which means the best games will cost the most money. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers season ticket holders are seeing their overall prices rise by about 2.5 percent to 4.5 percent over last year, depending on where in the stadium they sit. (The U.S. inflation rate for the past year is 1.1 percent.)
But the prices will no longer be the same for every game. Prices for preseason games are going way down, with reductions of 20 percent or more, while prices for regular season games will go up. Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team recognizes that fans didn’t like paying full price for preseason games.
“We understand the fans’ perception of the value of the preseason games, and we think it’s something we want to take a look at and try to be creative about it,” Rooney told season ticket holders in January.
The exact prices for each game aren’t known, but it will probably cost more to see the Steelers play marquee opponents like the Ravens and Saints, and less to see the Steelers’ home games against the Texans and Buccaneers. Individual game tickets will go on sale after the schedule is announced.