Part of the 51% increase in average ticket costs is the arrival of the Raiders to Las Vegas. The average ticket price for Raiders games is $1,098, according to the article.
The average cost for a Bears ticket ranks 10th among the league's 32 teams, just ahead of the Packers, whose tickets cost an average of $442 on the secondary market. Only four teams have seen their average ticket price decrease in cost year over year to this point, according to the article: the Bears, Patriots, Lions and Chargers. The Bears went 8-8 in a disappointing 2019 after going 12-4 and winning the NFC North in 2018.
The NFL's ticket market opened last Thursday when the league released its 2020 regular-season schedule.
The Bears play at the Detroit Lions in their regular-season opener on Sept. 13. The welcome the Giants to Soldier Field for their home opener on Sept. 20.
The league is planning to play its 2020 season as scheduled -- and with fans in attendance. However, that's all still subject to change amid the pandemic.