Friday, February 13, 2015

Panthers raise ticket prices for second straight season -- here are the details



The Carolina Panthers have raised their ticket prices for the second straight season, The Observer has learned.

Ticket prices for the 2015 season will increase again this year throughout the stadium. For about two-thirds of the seats, the increase will be modest -- $2 to $5 per ticket per game. For the remaining one-third, increases will frequently be larger than that. The Panthers' average ticket price will again rank in the lower half of teams in the NFL.

Non premium ticket prices for Panthers games will now range from $43 to $160. Ticket prices for new Silver Club seats will start at $250. Renewal packages for PSL owners -- who control about 62,000 of the stadium's 74,000 seats -- will be mailed very shortly. The team is again offering a six-month, interest-free payment plan for ticket renewal.

The Panthers have made the playoffs the past two seasons in a row, winning back-to-back NFC South championships. A bit of ticket history: the team raised ticket prices before the 2010 season, then held them firm for the next four years before last year's increase and now this year's increase. The average price of a Panther ticket last season was approximately $72, and that will rise by several dollars for the 2015 season.

Panthers president Danny Morrison said in a statement: "As we celebrate 20 years of Panthers football, back-to-back NFC South Division championships and Thomas Davis' NFL Man of the Year award, there is excitement about the foundation that has been established for the future," Panthers president Danny Morrison said in a statement. "The fan support has been paramount to this success and has contributed to the unifying and family-friendly atmosphere at Bank of America Stadium..... We will continue to work to provide you the finest gameday experience possible."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Greedy leagues and teams are costing themselves a future generation of fans. Going as a family to games is getting more and more difficult. P.T. Barnum lives and I keep feeling like one big sucker.

Robert Mayer said...

For the price of a trip to one Panthers game, I can order NFL Sunday ticket and enjoy all of the games on my big-screen TV. As much as I enjoy going to games, given the expense and the option of watching in the comfort of my living room I probably will not go again unless my hometown San Francisco 49ers come to town.

TimesTwo said...

Classic, the Observer did their job in telling everyone how great this seven win team was, then the ownership decided it was time to stick ya with another increase. What a joke of an organization. From top to bottom, the worst run pro team in sports. I'll pay your silly increase when you have winning seasons back to back. That is a mid point of success, and one we haven't been able to sniff in twenty plus seasons. PATHETIC

Anonymous said...

"family-friendly atmosphere at Bank of America Stadium..." Really? The last two games I've been to have been ruined by people around me who can't handle their alcohol. I'm not paying more money so I can get beer spilled on me. I'll watch the games from home, thank you.

fecesforwarpaint said...

Raising the ticket price a couple bucks is fine with me since BOA Stadium is the only privately funded stadium in the NFL and wasn't paid for with tax payer money like the downtown arena. If a couple bucks keeps you away from going to the games you are not a real Panthers fan to begin with. You can do us all a favor and stay at home.

Brandt said...

Hey Scott, got an opinion? Or are you simply a press release reader?

Anonymous said...

Disappointing to say the least. Paying so much and increasing the prices to watch Cam cry every time HE loses the game.