When the Ravens sent out invoices to season ticket holders several weeks ago, they included no price increases for the 2014 season.
This isn't exactly breaking news. In announcing an average ticket increase of 10 percent per ticket last year, team officials vowed to keep those same prices through the 2014 season. The recently mailed out invoices only reaffirmed that plan.
Overall, the Ravens have raised ticket prices just once over the past five seasons and just six times since their downtown stadium opened in 1998.
From 2001 to 2009, the Ravens raised ticket prices every other year. However, a down economy and the uncertainty of a lockout before the 2011 season broke that trend. The increase before last season – their first since 2009 – was planned long before the team beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
Teams traditionally don’t release exact ticket prices, but the Ravens ranked sixth in average ticket prices heading into last season, according to the Team Marketing Report’s Fan Cost Index.
The Ravens have sold out every game at M&T Bank Stadium and maintain a lengthy waiting list of prospective season ticket holders. Since 2008, the Ravens have gone 39-9 at home.
They went 8-8 overall last season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Their 2014 home opponents will be the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and San Diego Chargers.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun