Dec 24, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; General view of statue of the late AFL founder and Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt (not pictured) before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

New Stadium Means Higher Ticket Prices In The NFL!


An alarming trend is emerging in the NFL. Teams that, by whatever means, move to new stadiums overwhelmingly increase ticket prices by 25 percent or more.

Teams like the Giants and Jets, the Cowboys, and even the Colts (ouch bad timing).

The Falcons are working on a new home, as are the Vikings.

The Vikings ticket prices will be especially interesting, since they boasted a $10.00 per game season ticket in the old place, the cheapest in the NFL at the time. (Kansas City is the second cheapest at $25 per game)

Florio of Pro Football Talk  points out that while this may not seem that it will impact the majority of fans, since only about 1 percent or so regularly attend games, it could lead to more blackout situations, which of course impacts more than just the fan lucky enough to attend games on a regular basis.

A crappy situation for all.

Kansas City renovated their stadium at great cost, yet my ticket prices actually went down as a result. Other venues, such as Chicago, actually removed seats as a result of recent renovations, which, as a result,  increased sell out games, but also increased ticket prices.

Kansas City, one of the largest stadiums in one of the smallest venues, actually added seats.

And we still do not have a seat license fee in place.

No one with a realistic outlook on life can argue it’s cheap to attend a game at our beloved Arrowhead. But it could be so much worse.

A Superbowl win or even an appearance could change the cheap ticket trend for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Let’s hope we find out soon.