Along with four consecutive AFC West titles and a Super Bowl trip, the Denver Broncos have won 46 games over the past four seasons, which is second to New England with 49. Winning four consecutive AFC West titles is the first in franchise history for the Broncos, and for the fourth consecutive season, Broncos fans will have to shell out more to see their beloved Broncos at the Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The Broncos will be raising ticket prices for the 2015 season, going up $2 to $5 in the lower sections and as much as $10 a seat. Broncos tickets ranked 11th in average price across the NFL in 2014 at a cost of $99.13, which doesn’t include luxury seating. Overall, Broncos tickets for the 2015 season will jump by 8.5%, making tickets priced at more than $107 next season.
There’s also clearly high demand for Broncos tickets with the high prices on the secondary market. According to TicketIQ, Broncos tickets were the most expensive in the league at an average secondary market price of $370.
The most affordable seats on the primary market at Mile High were $48 per seat in 2014 and now will be increase to $50 for this season. On the secondary market, the most affordable seats on the upper end zones had an average price of $128.10.
Another factor for increases in ticket price was the $40 million spent last season on building a new indoor practice field and improving their headquarters in Dove Valley. Also, $35 million was spent on enhancements for the stadium that included video and sound systems.
The owners argue that the demand for Broncos tickets has never been higher considering the popularity of the team and the excitement the Broncos have generated for the past four seasons. The added revenue will be used on building a playoff caliber team with the goal of finally winning a Super Bowl.
However, there are some concerns for the Broncos heading into the 2015 season. Peyton Manning is still undecided on whether he will return, head coach John Fox and the team parted ways, and his replacement is Gary Kubiak.
Still, John Elway and the front office are determined to bring this team back to where they feel they belong regardless if number 18 will return to play his 18th NFL season and fourth with the Denver Broncos.