The Bears on Wednesday announced ticket prices for the 2017, with the team distributing a letter to season ticket holders from team president/CEO Ted Phillips.
While season ticket prices have not increased since the 2014 season, all sections of Soldier Field will see price adjustments in 2017. Most will receive a 1-4 percent increase, but some will see a price decrease. The overall average increase for 2017 season tickets is 2.6 percent with non-club seats seeing an average ticket price increase of 2.9 percent and club seats seeing an average ticket price increase of 2.0 percent.
In his letter to season ticket holders, Phillips wrote: "Thank you for your support in 2016. It was a challenging and disappointing season. One we will not repeat. We shared in your frustration and do not take your passion and loyalty for granted. We are humbled by your dedication to the Bears and know we must be better."
Variable ticket pricing will continue in 2017. However, starting in 2017, in addition to a preseason tier, each regular season game will be assigned to one of three pricing tiers which will be announced with the release of the 2017 NFL schedule in April.
Individual game tickets will continue to be sold at a higher price, giving season ticket holders the greatest value for game tickets.
The Bears are scheduled to host the Packers, Lions, Vikings, Falcons, Panthers, Browns, Steelers and 49ers at Soldier Field during the 2017 regular season.
In his letter, Phillips wrote that the Bears "are committed to building a winning team that can sustain success." He points to a young core that includes five all-rookie selections the past two seasons and vows that the Bears are "focused on acquiring ascending players who can contribute to championships."
"We are positioned for an exciting offseason with the third overall pick in the draft and one of the best salary cap situations in the NFL heading into free agency," Phillips wrote. "We will take advantage of these assets to bring in more talent to strengthen the foundation we have in place."