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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1998
For the second season in a row, the Washington Redskins have the highest average ticket price in the NFL, and the Ravens have the 10th highest, according to an annual review of fan costs.Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based newsletter, calculates the average cost of a family of four attending a home game for each NFL team. The report does not account for the one-time cost of permanent seat licenses, required by the Ravens and some other teams to buy season tickets. Nor does it include the prices charged for premium venues such as skyboxes.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | February 3, 2007
In a letter that will reach fans next week, the Ravens are notifying season-ticket holders that the prices of their seats will increase for the 2007 season. Club seats will increase by $25 per game ($250 for the season for the eight regular-season games and two preseason games), lower-level seats by $20 and upper-level seats by $10. The average ticket will cost $82.14, up from last season's price of $66.14. In the letter, the Ravens say they need their average ticket price to be in the top half of the NFL to stay competitive.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | February 3, 2007
In a letter that will reach fans next week, the Ravens are notifying season-ticket holders that the prices of their seats will increase for the 2007 season. Club seats will increase by $25 per game ($250 for the season for the eight regular-season games and two preseason games), lower-level seats by $20 and upper-level seats by $10. The average ticket will cost $82.14, up from last season's price of $66.14. In the letter, the Ravens say they need their average ticket price to be in the top half of the NFL to stay competitive.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2005
In a letter being sent out today, the Ravens are notifying season-ticket holders that their seats will increase by an average of nearly $10 for the 2005 season. The average ticket will cost $66.27 -- up from last season's price of $56.72 -- and will place the team's prices between 10th and 16th in the NFL. The Ravens, who last raised their ticket prices two years ago, announced they will keep the figures the same for the 2006 season. The largest increase is $13 for lower-deck seats at midfield, jumping from $77 to $90. "This reflects the high demand for these seats and a study of prices for best seats at other NFL stadiums," Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne said.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | April 1, 1992
The cost of attending a baseball game in Baltimore has gone way up since last year, but it is still near the average of major-league baseball teams, according to a new study.An annual review by Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based sports business newsletter, shows that the costs for a "typical" family of four are up 23 percent this year in Baltimore -- the second-highest increase in the majors.However, even with the increase, the hypothetical cost of $86.61 for the family to buy tickets, food and beverages and some souvenirs is near the major-league average of $85.85.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1998
The Orioles may or may not win their division, but they have already come out near the top in the category of priciest tickets.The team's average ticket price of $19.77 is the third-highest in baseball, according to the annual survey by Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based newsletter.The survey shows the Red Sox have taken over the top spot, with an average ticket cost of $20.63, up 15 percent from last season. The Yankees are second at $20.51.The cheapest seats? The Minnesota Twins, at a paltry $8.22, unchanged from the year before and less than half what the Red Sox are charging.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2003
The Ravens will increase their ticket prices for the first time in three years, raising the cost of all seats by an average of $6. A letter is being sent out today to season-ticket holders explaining the average increase of non-premium seating (which excludes suite and club seats) from $50.82 last year to $56.60 this season. Club-level seating will go up either $2.50 or $7.50 depending on location. The Ravens were 22nd in the league in average ticket price last year and are projected to be ranked in the middle of the NFL - probably 15th or 16th - with this year's 8.7 percent increase.
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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 28, 1990
HERNDON, Va. -- Coach Joe Bugel will do just about anything to attract Phoenix Cardinals fans to home games, short of driving them to the stadium himself.On second thought, if some fans don't have a way to get to Sun Devil Stadium, Bugel might be available."I'm going to do that [drive fans to the stadium] Sunday," he said jokingly. "I've got my little black hat and bus out front. There's nothing wrong with that. We need that 12th man out there cheering."The problem is that, at times, the Cardinals seem to have only about 12 fans.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2005
In a letter being sent out today, the Ravens are notifying season-ticket holders that their seats will increase by an average of nearly $10 for the 2005 season. The average ticket will cost $66.27 -- up from last season's price of $56.72 -- and will place the team's prices between 10th and 16th in the NFL. The Ravens, who last raised their ticket prices two years ago, announced they will keep the figures the same for the 2006 season. The largest increase is $13 for lower-deck seats at midfield, jumping from $77 to $90. "This reflects the high demand for these seats and a study of prices for best seats at other NFL stadiums," Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne said.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | March 29, 1992
Baseball in Baltimore is not only getting more expensive, but it's also getting more class conscious.The city's new stadium offers some breaks for fans on a budget, including bleacher seats that are among the cheapest in major league baseball ($4).But it also boasts the most expensive tickets ($18 for club-level seats) as well as such pricey amenities as member-only clubs and peppered brie en croute appetizers that would make it tough for Babe Ruth to recognize his old neighborhood.Even without the luxury suites, fans should plan on spending more than last year.
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By John Eisenberg | November 27, 2004
OPINION: SETTING a minimum age requirement of 20 would be a good first step toward raising the NBA's overall maturity level. For every LeBron James who would have to wait unnecessarily until he was old enough, there are 10 guys who would benefit from having more time to mature - on and off the court. Fact: Ten years ago today, Baltimore's nameless Canadian Football League team lost to the British Columbia Lions, 26-23, in the Grey Cup, the CFL's Super Bowl. The team, renamed Stallions, won the Cup a year later.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2003
The Ravens will increase their ticket prices for the first time in three years, raising the cost of all seats by an average of $6. A letter is being sent out today to season-ticket holders explaining the average increase of non-premium seating (which excludes suite and club seats) from $50.82 last year to $56.60 this season. Club-level seating will go up either $2.50 or $7.50 depending on location. The Ravens were 22nd in the league in average ticket price last year and are projected to be ranked in the middle of the NFL - probably 15th or 16th - with this year's 8.7 percent increase.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1998
For the second season in a row, the Washington Redskins have the highest average ticket price in the NFL, and the Ravens have the 10th highest, according to an annual review of fan costs.Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based newsletter, calculates the average cost of a family of four attending a home game for each NFL team. The report does not account for the one-time cost of permanent seat licenses, required by the Ravens and some other teams to buy season tickets. Nor does it include the prices charged for premium venues such as skyboxes.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 28, 1998
The Orioles may or may not win their division, but they have already come out near the top in the category of priciest tickets.The team's average ticket price of $19.77 is the third-highest in baseball, according to the annual survey by Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based newsletter.The survey shows the Red Sox have taken over the top spot, with an average ticket cost of $20.63, up 15 percent from last season. The Yankees are second at $20.51.The cheapest seats? The Minnesota Twins, at a paltry $8.22, unchanged from the year before and less than half what the Red Sox are charging.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1998
The explanation is so simple, few people give it a second thought: Big-league teams such as the Orioles are payingmillions more for their players, and must, therefore, charge millions more for tickets.Not so fast. Economists who study sports say the linkage between ticket prices and player salaries is one of the most misunderstood elements of the game, up there with the infield fly rule.Most fans have it backward: Increased ticket prices probably drive up salaries more than increased salaries drive up ticket prices, say experts.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | August 28, 1997
The season debut of the Washington Redskins is still a few days off, but the team can already claim first place in one category: ticket prices.An average ticket for the Redskins this season will cost $53.06, up nearly 50 percent from last year. The team, which is moving into a new stadium in Landover, displaced the Oakland Raiders -- traditionally the costliest team -- for top honors.The Raiders' average of $51.41 bumps them to No. 2. The Ravens' $37.44 is slightly below the league's average of $38.09.
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By Jon Morgan and Jason LaCanfora and Jon Morgan and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Ken Rosenthal contributed to this article | December 19, 1996
The Orioles yesterday announced a sweeping 19 percent ticket price increase for next season that will push an average ticket above $15, more than twice what the team charged before moving to Camden Yards four years ago.Virtually every category of seats will be affected, from a $5 standing-room-only ticket that cost $3 this past season to a field box seat that will be $25, up from $20. The team did not raise prices last year.Orioles officials chalked up the increase to the demands of winning.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | April 2, 1993
Ticket prices for Orioles games were incorrectly reported in yesterday's editions. Club level seats are $18 -- the same as last season -- with an additional $7 club-level fee, the same as last season. Lower box seats have increased from $13 last season to $15 this year.The Sun regrets the errors.Because of increases in ticket prices, attending an Orioles game this season is going to cost a family of four almost 25 percent more than last year -- making the team one of the most expensive in baseball.
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By Jon Morgan and Jason LaCanfora and Jon Morgan and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Ken Rosenthal contributed to this article | December 19, 1996
The Orioles yesterday announced a sweeping 19 percent ticket price increase for next season that will push an average ticket above $15, more than twice what the team charged before moving to Camden Yards four years ago.Virtually every category of seats will be affected, from a $5 standing-room-only ticket that cost $3 this past season to a field box seat that will be $25, up from $20. The team did not raise prices last year.Orioles officials chalked up the increase to the demands of winning.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Sun Staff Writer | April 25, 1995
An outing to Oriole Park isn't the most expensive trip in major-league baseball, but it's getting closer.The cost of treating a family of four to an Orioles game this year will rise to $113.57, making it the second-highest among the 28 teams. Only the New York Yankees will charge more, at $118.03. The best bargain: the Cincinnati Reds, at $81.31.The new rankings, issued yesterday by Chicago-Based Team Marketing Report, move the Orioles past several teams in overall expense of attending a major-league game.
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