Bears have the highest ticket prices in the secondary market

Remember the disrespect the Bears got during the offseason? Even Bears fans were skeptical. Some of them still don't believe. I've been accused of drinking too much Kool Aid in the past and been labeled as a half-glass-full fan. Fine, I'll take that. I have no problem with these labels but at the same time, I'll say "I told you so", "drink the Kool Aid now and enjoy it" or "jump on the bandwagon".

The Bears made solid moves over the past couple seasons, including not firing Lovie Smith, that I thought would pay off eventually and so far it has.

Bears fans are starting to believe. Fans are getting excited. More fans are starting to join the 4th Phase. Last Monday, during the game against the Packers, the 4th Phase was credited in causing the Packers to commit 18 penalties. The #4thPhase hashtag on Twitter was blowing up during the game too, nearly 500 times, the most since I started it last season.

Yesterday, Darren Rovell, CNBC's Sports Business reporter, tweeted this: 

bears tix tweet 1.jpg

According to SeatGeek.com, the Bears tickets are the highest in the secondary market, with an average of $256. I've always maintained this - The Bears have the most passionate fans in the NFL. They travel well, as we've seen in Dallas, can force visiting teams into making mistakes and are willing to pay top dollar to see their team in person.

Leave a comment

  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    BearsSTH

    The Chicago Bears need all four phases (offense, defense, special teams and the fans) of the game to work together to pave the way to victory. This is the unofficial 4th Phase blog. You can follow the blog on Twitter, @4thPhase or #4thPhase.

  • Get Your Bears App for iPad



    The Tribune's iPad app covers the Bears, with features including Matt Bowen's "Progression," Don Pierson's histories of Bears' opponents, players pages, video, fantasy football and more. Download here.
  • Instagram
  • Verizon Voices

  • Recent posts

  • Tags

  • Categories

  • Monthly Archives

  • Advertisement:
  • Fresh Chicago News