Bears' average ticket rose 8.5 percent

Updated: September 9, 2011, 9:27 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- A trip to the NFC Championship Game coupled with the smallest stadium in the National Football League equals one thing: High prices.

The Chicago Bears' average ticket price went up 8.5 percent this season, according to research from Team Marketing Report's annual Fan Cost Index. The NFL average ticket only went up 1.2 percent.

The Bears' average ticket, not including premium seats and suites, is $101.55, the fifth-highest price in the league. The Bears' premium (club) ...

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