As soon as Baltimore Ravens fans started to come down from the enormous high they have been on since winning Super Bowl XLVII they were hit with a sharp bit of reality. This is the first time in four seasons that Ravens faithful have seen a hike in ticket prices at M&T Bank Stadium.
I can see both sides of this argument as both an NFL fan and someone who understands capitalism. Surely the Ravens have the right to boost prices as they just put a Super Bowl winner on the field and gave their fans more exciting football than any other team in the entire league. Not to mention with the impending contract for Joe Flacco set to be the richest in NFL history, the franchise needs to try harder to make ends meet.
However, Ravens management didn’t give that explanation at all as they claimed they had this plan in the framework since day one of the 2012 season.
Everything around us has increased in price so I guess it’s just the nature of the beast, however, Raven’s tickets are going to experience a 10 percent hike from last season to the 2013-14 campaign.
The Ravens have never had a problem drawing fans and even with Ray Lewis and Ed Reed likely to skip town they’re still the defending champs and unless the Baltimore Orioles head to the World Series this year it will remain a football town.
As Super Bowl champs I think the Ravens can justify this increase and for those fans who don’t believe in the hike–don’t go to the games, they won’t miss you I promise.