|The Ravens plan to increase ticket prices for the first time in four seasons. (AP)|
The ticket increases coincide with an announcement coming later this week of a two-year plan for renovations and additions to M&T Bank Stadium, according to The Sun. Team officials told The Sun the increase was planned long before the Ravens' Super Bowl run.
In 2012, an average ticket to a Ravens' game cost $91.92, according to the Fan Cost Index from Team Marketing Report, a Chicago-based firm. Ravens' team officials told The Sun that the increase is the team's first in four seasons. Ticket prices for Ravens' home games will increase about 10 percent for bowl seating in the stadium.
Following their Super Bowl XLVI win over the Patriots, the Giants decided to keep ticket prices the same for the 2012 season. The Giants were still one of five teams in the league to sell an average ticket for a cost above $100 ($111.69). Last season, the Jets ($117.94) edged the Patriots by 10 cents a ticket for the highest average ticket in the NFL. The Bears ($110.91) and Cowboys ($110.20) rounded out the top five.
The ticket increase will be the Ravens' sixth since the team moved into the downtown Baltimore stadium in 1998. The first part of the stadium changes are expected to be completed in time for the 2013 preseason, according to The Sun.
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