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Ravens will not raise ticket prices for the 2015 season

Ravens fans wave flags as the Ravens face the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on Dec. 28.
Ravens fans wave flags as the Ravens face the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on Dec. 28. (Larry French / Getty Images)

The Ravens will not raise ticket prices for the 2015 season, marking the second straight year they've stayed with the same pricing plan for games at M&T Bank Stadium.

Senior vice president for public and community relations Kevin Byrne confirmed Friday that the ticket prices would remain unchanged. He declined to comment on what led to the decision.

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The Ravens went 10-6 in 2014 and won a playoff game for the sixth time in the past seven seasons. But the organization also had one of the most tumultuous seasons in franchise history, and its poor handling of former running back Ray Rice's domestic-violence case resulted in owner Steve Bisciotti's writing an apologetic letter to season-ticket holders.

From 2001 to 2009, the cost of Ravens tickets increased every other year. That trend stopped before the 2011 season, when the team did not raise prices, citing a sluggish economy and the uncertainty of an NFL lockout.

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Their last increase was before the 2013 season, long before the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Ticket prices went up by an average of 10 percent that year.

With an average cost of $100.19, tickets for Ravens games at M&T Bank Stadium are the eighth-most expensive in the NFL, according to the Team Marketing Report, which was released in September. The league average is $84.43

The Ravens' 2015-16 home schedule includes divisional games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns and other matchups with the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars. Dates and times for the games likely will be announced in April.

The Baltimore Business Journal first reported the Ravens' plans to not raise ticket prices.

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