The Denver Broncos have some of the most expensive tickets in North America, and fans in the Mile High City have become used to having to dish out more money to see their team play live every season.
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Such is life when you make the playoffs and compete for championships most years, but 2017 will be something different. Per Mike Klis of 9news.com, team president Joe Ellis announced that ticket prices will remain the same for next season:
“We’ve had variable ticket increases the last several years and it was time to freeze ticket prices. Our fans have been tremendously supportive and loyal. When you talk about a sellout streak that’s nearly 50 years and 400 games long, you realize how fortunate we’ve been as an organization.”
Per Klis, the average regular admission ticket price for a Broncos game is $101 – and that’ll take them outside of the NFL’s top 10. He cited a Washington Post article that said only the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots have most expensive ticket prices.
No sports fan will complain about not having to pay less for sports tickets. As a Broncos fan in the Northwest, my ticket to last year’s AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots cost more than flights, hotels, souvenirs, meals and Colorado Avalanche tickets put together.
But the Broncos have every reason to raise ticket prices. As Ellis pointed out, this team is always selling out its games. The fact they remain extremely competitive makes the demand for tickets much greater, hence more expensive.
This is another reason for Broncos fans to feel blessed – their organization really cares for the fans more than most other teams do for their supporters.