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Lions news: Season ticket holders upset over HUGE price hike for 2024

Detroit Lions season tickets price are going through a massive increase in 2024, and fans are not happy about it.

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This week, the Detroit Lions sent season ticket renewal notices to “Lions Loyal” members for the 2024 season, and it’s causing a pretty big stir among fans. Fans went to Twitter on Monday to complain about huge price spikes for next year, many claiming their ticket prices are doubling for 2024.

Justin Rogers at the Detroit News and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press both looked into some of the numbers for this year, and it appears many fans are seeing price increases upwards of 85 percent. A team spokesperson to the Detroit Free Press that the average price increase is 30 percent.

It’s worth noting that Lions ticket prices have remained relatively stable over the past five years. Season ticket prices were not raised for the 2022 season and 2023 saw an average increase of just four percent.

“We took some areas that were tougher to sell and we lowered those prices, and so when you put the whole aggregate in, it was down about 4%,” team president Rod Wood told the Free Press back in March. “So that 4% increase just got us back to 2018 pricing.”

Wood has not commented publicly on the raise for 2024 yet.

The significant raise has blindsided many fans who believe their loyalty through the lean years is not being acknowledged or rewarded.

Obviously, the demand for Lions tickets is through the roof. For the first time in Ford Field history, the Lions have a season ticket holder waiting list, and each home game has sold out. Here’s a look at their average attendance numbers since 2020 (pandemic year)

2021: 51,522 (79.9% capacity)
2022: 63,423 (98.3%)
2023: 65,081 (100.9%)

Still, it’s a tough break for loyal Lions fans who have been patiently waiting for a winner only to see them get priced out of their tickets once that happened.

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