Apparently cashing in on the success of their first playoff appearance since 2007, the Washington Redskins announced Thursday that they are increasing the cost of tickets and parking at FedEx Field for 2013.
The price increase of general admission seats, which the team reports is “no more than 10 percent,” is the first in seven years for the Redskins. The cost of parking will increase to $40. The price of reserved spaces, and spots for buses, RVs and limos remains unchanged for the 2013 season.
Last season, an upper deck ticket cost $64. According to a team marketing report conducted by FanCostExperience.com, the average Redskins ticket in 2012 cost $79.13, which ranked 11th in the NFL and third in the NFC, behind the Giants ($111.69) and Cowboys ($110.20).
The Redskins announced that even with the increase, their tickets will “remain among the most affordable in the NFC East.” The Redskins are one of four teams in the division.
Washington is coming off its first winning season in five seasons. The Redskins, in their third season under Mike Shanahan and first with Robert Griffin III at quarterback, posted a 10-6 record and won their first NFC East title since 1999. Their playoff appearance marked the fourth since that 1999 season.
Fans can renew tickets for the upcoming season beginning Monday, Feb. 4. Season ticket holders will receive the right of first refusal for other events at FedEx Field. For more information on ticket renewals, go to redskins.com.
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