“General Admission ticket prices have increased for the first time in seven seasons, with most seats going up no more than 10 percent,” the Redskins noted in last week’s press release.
The implication, of course, was that some seats would go up by more than 10 percent, as some plan holders have been discovering.
“My tickets (which have been in my family for almost 50 years) went up over 40% this season!” one plan holder wrote to me. “I have never seen such a price hike – and I am a season ticket holder of the Wizards and Nats, too.”
His seats indeed went up just over 40 percent this season, from $1089 per seat for 10 games (including two in the preseason) to $1529 per seat for the same 10 games. See last year’s invoice below, and this year’s invoice above.
A Redskins spokesman confirmed that 704 season ticket holders were invoiced a 40 percent increase. All the seats involved were mid field lower-level “prime seat locations.”
These were the highest increases of any seats.