Bears' season-ticket prices to rise 6% in 2022 due to addition of 9th regular-season home game


(670 The Score) With Soldier Field set to host nine regular-season games in 2022 for the first time, the Bears announced a 6% rise in season-ticket costs.

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The Bears informed season-ticket holders in a message Monday morning that prices for tickets for the 2022 season will increase as part of the variable pricing aspect of the ticket packages.

The deadline to commit for season tickets is March 18.

"A new era of Chicago Bears football is here under the leadership of general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus and preparations are underway for an exciting 2022 season," the Bears wrote to season-ticket holders.

In 2022, the Bears will play their NFC North rivals twice apiece in addition to teams from the NFC East, AFC East and the third-place NFC teams. Chicago will host Houston as its extra home opponent in 2022. In the NFL's 17-game schedule that was first implemented for the 2021 season, AFC teams got an extra home game, which will now alternate to the NFC in 2022.

The full 17-game schedule will be released at a later date.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.

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