The Chicago Bears will host a home playoff game for the first time in eight years this weekend, and if you want to see the Monsters of the Midway, you’ll have to break a few piggy banks.
If you’re wanting the cheapest ticket available to the game, you’re going to have to shell out at least $250, and likely a lot more, to see the Bears take on the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
For some Bears fans, that high price for a ticket is barely a deterrent.
“Money is not really a thing when it comes to playoff football,” fan Brandon Wilson said.
According to TickPick.com, a secondary ticket marketplace, the average ticket for Sunday’s showdown on the lakefront is a staggering $700, nearly double the price of any of the other three NFL wild card games.
“When you have a turn in a team performance in a market like Chicago, pricing can get pretty expensive pretty quickly,” TickPick co-founder Brett Goldberg said.
On average, Bears tickets are 77 percent more expensive than any of the other three playoff games this weekend.
For Bears fans who won’t be shelling out big bucks to see the team play, the game will air at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, and can be seen on NBC 5 Chicago.