Saints raise season ticket prices ahead of 2019 season

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The New Orleans Saints are raising season ticket prices for the second consecutive year.

Coming off a banner 13-3 season that ended in the NFC Championship Game, the Saints are raising ticket prices roughly $8 per game ticket for most seating sections, according to a cross-reference of pricing data from the 2018 and 2019 season-ticket pricing maps, which were available on the team website.

After a string of three 7-9 finishes, the Saints have won the NFC South each of the last two seasons, both of which ended with the Saints on the wrong end of freak plays late in the fourth quarter of playoff games.

Team officials were unavailable to comment on the increased prices.

Last season, the cost rose roughly $9 per game ticket on average. When it raised prices last season, the organization said it was done in part to keep the Saints near the league average.

The season ticket price reflect a 10-game package. Some sections saw an increase of $10 per game ticket, while others saw an increase of $5-$8 per ticket, though the prices could fluctuate depending on where the seat is within a section.

In a letter distributed to season ticket holders with their invoices Feb. 28, the Saints thanked fans for their support in 2018, calling the atmosphere they created in the Superdome a “decisive factor” in the team’s performance at home.

The note also references New Orleans being ranked No. 1 in the NFL in overall gameday satisfaction for the second consecutive year. That ranking is determined through an annual evaluation by the NFL’s league observation program in an audit based on fan surveys and on-site reviews.

According to the 2019 pricing map, season ticket prices increased nearly across the board, with the lone outlier being the luxury suites in the 300 and 400 levels of the Superdome. Those tickets remained at $1,700 for the 2019 season, but did not include price data for the cost of the annual lease.

This is the third time in the past four years the Saints have raised season ticket prices. New Orleans also raised prices in 2016, with most seats increasing by no more than $5 per game.