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After Successful Season, Redskins Announce Ticket Prices Will Increase
By ZAC BOYER | firstname.lastname@example.org
Capitalizing upon their success of the past season, the Washington Redskins announced on Thursday that the prices of general admission tickets and non-reserved game day parking at FedEx Field will increase in 2013.
The price of tickets and parking will increase for the first time in seven seasons, according to a statement which framed the fluctuations as “among the most affordable in the division.” The Redskins went 10-6, won the NFC East title for the first time since 1999 and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in five years.
Specific prices were not revealed in the statement, nor were they listed on the team’s web site Thursday afternoon, though it said the prices of most general admission seats are “going up no more than 10 percent.”
Washington’s average ticket price of $79.13 was the 11th-highest in the NFL in 2011, according to Team Marketing Report, which analyzes sports marketing information and releases a yearly index of game day costs. The average price for a ticket in the league was $78.38 last season.
Parking will raise from $35 to $40, though parking for RVs, buses and limos will not increase. The statement also promised a variety of parking and public safety initiatives for next season after multiple reports of debauchery and hooliganism surfaced.
Fans holding season tickets can renew their accounts for next season beginning Monday on the team’s web site.