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Much like the Jaguars have put into effect this year. It would give incentive to purchase season tickets. More incentive than just a Falcons Year Book.

Team plans to raise ticket prices

Despite that, Jaguars tickets will still be one of the NFL's lowest-priced.

By Vito Stellino, The Times-Union

The Jaguars are expected to announce today that they will raise prices from $2 to $8 per ticket for the 2008 season, but their tickets will remain among the least expensive in the NFL.

The cheapest price will be $39, a $3 increase from $36 last year, or $390 for a 10-game season ticket. They'll also have non-club seats priced at $44, $48, $58, $66, $84 and $98.

According to figures obtained by the Times-Union, the Jaguars' average ticket price in the lower bowl last year was $64.33 and the upper bowl $38.33. That was 28th in the league, even though the Jaguars have the sixth-best record since 2004.

The league average was $80.71 for lower bowls and $59.34 for upper bowls. The Jaguars' ticket prices were even cheaper than the average for six teams that have similar demographics - Buffalo, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Orleans and Tennessee. Those teams averaged $68.03 for the lower bowls and $58.02 for the upper decks.

Jaguars tickets also are much cheaper than the other two Florida teams - Miami and Tampa Bay. They averaged $82.20 in the lower bowls and $64.18 in the upper decks.

Even with the increase, the Jaguars expected to be among the least expensive in the league because many other teams are expected to raise prices.

The Jaguars also will restructure their ticket policy to make season tickets cheaper than tickets purchased on a per-game basis.

For example, while the cheapest price for a season ticket is $39 or $390, that ticket will cost $50 on a per-game basis or $500 a year. The price for the eight regular-season games will be $400, which is still cheaper than the season-ticket price that includes two preseason games.

That will eliminate the incentive for fans to only buy the tickets for the regular season. And the $39 ticket will cost $55 on game day.

That's likely to be a moot point next season because the Jaguars, who had three games blacked out last year, are likely to sell out the season the way they did in 2006.

Not only did the Jaguars make the playoffs this season, but next season's schedule is more attractive with likely sellouts against the Colts, Packers and Steelers. Fans wanting to see those games probably will have to buy a season ticket.

The biggest increase from $36 to $44 will come for the popular upper-deck seats in the 50-yard-line range.

The Jaguars won't put season tickets on sale until later this month, but they already had 1,300 reservations before they even announced the price of the tickets. Current season-ticket holders have until sometime this spring to renew their tickets

The Jaguars reduced the seating capacity at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium to 67,164 by covering up almost 10,000 seats after the 2004 season, when they had six blackouts.

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1. The cost of the preseason games should be ZERO for season ticket holders.

2. It is clearly obvious that for 2007 the Falcons season ticket prices were not worth the entertainment value received;

3. For 2008 it is hard to realistically believe it will be significantly better given a new GM, new coach, new QB, unexciting visiting teams, higher food prices, etc.

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jim77zion (1/8/2008)
1. The cost of the preseason games should be ZERO for season ticket holders.

2. It is clearly obvious that for 2007 the Falcons season ticket prices were not worth the entertainment value received;

3. For 2008 it is hard to realistically believe it will be significantly better given a new GM, new coach, new QB, unexciting visiting teams, higher food prices, etc.

Levy sucks!!! The food at Alltel is much better than the dome. At least they got Outback Steakhouse and other chains... It's pretty sad if you'd rather have chain restaurants over what Levy serves, but that's the fact. Also, i remember when beer used to be $7 for a 24oz, which I'm fine with, but now you get a 16oz for a freaking quarter less. What a ripoff!!! Screw the dome food!!! I think I'm going to go buy a couple of 40oz Icehouse from the local gas station and chug them on the walk from the crappy parking lot!

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