Aug 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; General view as the Pittsburgh Steelers host the New York Giants during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The New York Giants won 18-13. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers raise ticket costs; introduce variable pricing

A number of teams around the NFL have been making changes to their ticket prices for the upcoming season, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are the latest to join the club. The Steelers have announced that they are going to be raising ticket prices for some regular season games, while the preseason ticket prices will go way down.

It is part of the “variable pricing” for tickets that has been seen by a number of teams around the league.

In layman’s terms, prices for home games against the team’s top opponents like the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints will be higher than those against teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Houston Texans, who finished last season with the league’s worst record.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Steelers season ticket holders will see their prices rise by about 2.5 percent to 4.5 percent depending on where the seats are located at Heinz Field.

The good news is that fans will not have to pay full price for the meaningless preseason games.

Pittsburgh has yet to announce the exact ticket prices for the 2014 season, but they will do so shortly after the new schedule is announced later this month. The NFL is targeting a mid-April release for the schedule, but as we have learned in the past there could be some delays.

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