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.

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

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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

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

  8. “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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 $$$$$$!

  11. 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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