Lions hike season ticket prices third year in row

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

For the third straight year, the Lions are raising the price of season tickets.

Detroit Lions President Rod Wood

In an email to season-ticket holders Tuesday, president Rod Wood said fans would see a “modest price increase” when they checked their invoice. Wood’s message also claimed the price of Lions season tickets is, on average, still in the bottom third of the NFL.

Season tickets now range in price from $399 in the Roar Zone to $2,238 for premium seats.

A Lions spokesman declined comment about the price hike, instead referring to the email.

The Lions home opponents in 2016 are Philadelphia, Washington, Jacksonville, Tennessee and Los Angeles as well as their NFC North rivals, Green Bay, Chicago and Minnesota.

When the Lions raised prices last year, then-president Tom Lewand wrote that the team was committed to keeping its best players, a message that came at a time when the team was trying to re-sign star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

This year, Wood said the Lions “will be aggressive in improving our roster to compete and win this upcoming season.

“Though we finished better than we started, the end result still did not meet the standards the Ford family has set for this organization. In addition to aspirations of bringing Super Bowl championships to Detroit, they are committed to fielding a team that consistently performs at the level of its fans — specifically Lions season ticket members — who were exceptional this past season.