49ers Raising Ticket Prices
SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 14: Frank Groe #21 of the San Francisco 49ers enters the field for their game against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park on November 14, 2010 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Frank Gore
Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011 Updated at 9:50 AM PST
The 2011 NFL season may never happen but just in case the 49ers are raising ticket prices.
The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows reports that the San Francisco 49ers are raising the average season-ticket price at Candlestick Park by 7.8 percent.
But there is good news for some. About 34,000 seats will have the same price, while another 6,700 will be reduced.
The team is also trying to deflect criticism by pointing to the average NFL ticket price setting fans back $101 while the average 49ers ticket will cost $83 next season. In 2010 it could on average $77 to get into a game.
Team President Jed York was recently on Gary Radnich's KNBR show defending the price increase, saying it was necessary evil.
Parking in Candlestick's often flooded lots will also get more expensive. Parking prices will go up by $5 a game.