OWINGS MILLS, Md. - For Ravens fans, the price to sit at M&T Bank Stadium to watch the AFC North Champions will not change.
Friday, the Ravens announced that for the third straight year, ticket prices for games will not increase. Usually the team raises prices every other year, but did not raise them before the 2011 season because of the lock out and labor struggles between the owners and the players union
According to an official statement on the Ravens website , team president Dick Cass says one of the reasons not to raise prices was the economic conditions fans are dealing with.
"We know that our fans are continuing to be stretched financially to pay for season tickets," Cass said on the Ravens site. "While the economy is improving, it's still not strong."
The Ravens point out that several other teams around the NFL are raising ticket prices and while the team spends as much money on players as the salary cap allows, they are on good financial ground and raising ticket prices wasn't a necessity.
The Ravens have sold out M&T Bank Stadium, including suites, for every game in every season since moving there in 1998. The team has raised ticket prices in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009.
Next season, fans at M&T Bank stadium will see five teams that made this year's playoffs, including both Super Bowl contenders (New England Patriots and New York Giants), along with Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Denver. The other three games will feature Cleveland, Dallas, and Oakland.
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