The Chicago Bears’ 2013 regular season is finally, thankfully, just a few short days away from beginning. There are some similar faces returning, such as Jay Cutler and his dynamic target Brandon Marshall, but there are also some new faces, led by new head coach Marc Trestman. Excitement is at a fever pitch for fans every team all across the nation, but if the secondary ticket market is any indication of excitement levels, fans will have to pay quite a premium to buy Chicago Bears tickets this season.
Bears tickets are the most expensive NFL tickets in the league this season, with an average ticket price of $430. Chicago fans will pay good money to see their Bears play, regardless of who is roaming the sidelines (or roaming the middle of the defense.) Nonetheless, their September games are significantly below that average ticket price. Below is a summary of Chicago’s two home games this month against Cincinnati this week and then Minnesota a week later.
Sunday, September 8th vs. Cincinnati – Get-in price = $106
This is the cheapest game of the season for the Bears, although it’s certainly been depressed over the past week since the game is so close. In fact, the average ticket price has decreased 28% over the past week. Quantity has remained relatively steady as only a little over 1,000 tickets have been sold or taken down over the past week. Most likely, quantity will severely dip today or tomorrow, so if you have a particular listing in mind, make the move soon.
Sunday, September 15th vs. Minnesota – Get-in price = $144
Bears vs. Vikings in Week 2 is the second lowest get-in price this season at $144. Clearly, if you’re looking to attend a Bears game this season for as cheap as possible, September is the month for you. Following these two opponents, it’s a star-studded cast of visiting teams to Soldier Field this year, including the Giants, Packers, Cowboys, Lions, Saints, and defending champion Lions. As you can see, with such storied franchises visiting later in the season, fans are willing to spend the extra dollar to see them live, rather than spend it on the smaller-market teams. That makes September’s home games against the Bengals and Vikings the only bargains of the year.