Fans of the Chicago Bears enjoy a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field.
It's going to be a bit more expensive to be a Bears fan this year. Two key prices have gone up for the 2012 season.
First, individual tickets went up. As ESPN Chicago noted, 400-level tickets last year cost $74 for both season ticket holders and individual tickets. While that level went up a modest $2 for season ticket holders, it jumped $26 for single-game tickets. For a family of four who can only make it to one Bears game a year, the $104 difference could keep them away from Soldier Field.
It will also cost more for tailgaters. Anyone wanting to park in North Garage, South Lot, Waldron Deck and Adler Planetarium on game days will spend $49, up from $46, and RVs will cost $124, up from $120.
Demand for Bears tickets has stayed level, even as the rest of the league has experienced a drop in attendance. With the team continuing to raise prices, you have to wonder if fans will keep shelling out their cash.