Didn't see this mentioned before so I thought I'd make a FanPost. From chicagobears.com:
The Bears have announced that they will not raise ticket prices for the 2009 season. It's the first time that all ticket categories will remain the same price from one season to the next since the new Soldier Field opened in 2003.
"Going back to when we built the new stadium, we knew we had close to if not the smallest stadium in the league, so the reality was that we're probably going to have to raise ticket prices every year," said Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips.
"This year we decided to make an exception, principally because of the economy. It's an unprecedented time. Every day you pick up the newspaper and you see major corporations laying off employees and having budget cuts.
"We just felt that given the climate that we're in, it was the right thing to do for our fans."
As someone who has seen his season tickets go up almost 40% from $50 when new Soldier Field first opened up to $68 last season, I appreciate this decision. For other season ticket holders, does this impact your decision to renew them?