At a time when the team’s purging salary, the Carolina Panthers are asking ticket holders for more of theirs.
The Panthers said Friday that they’d raise ticket prices between $1 and $9 per seat. A team spokesman said roughly half the tickets in the stadium would go up between $1 and $3 each.
It’s the eighth time in the last 11 years they’ve raised prices, after an early trend toward holding costs steady.
The Panthers kept prices constant the first five years of the franchise’s existence, but since then have hiked ticket costs each year besides 2003, 2007 and 2009.
The Panthers are quick to remind that they’re still among the cheapest tickets in the league, in the bottom half. They’ll also point out that the other two teams with privately funded stadiums (Washington and New England) are among the league’s most expensive tickets.
The team has also announced some new payment options, as PSL owners can break up their season-ticket renewals into three equal payments, due in April, May and June.