The Chicago Bears has announced it will move to mobile-only ticketing in 2019 for all its NFL games at Soldier Field.
Printed tickets will no longer be issued to season ticket holders or single-game buyers and fans will need to manage their tickets on their mobile device via the Bears app or online.
Fans will be able to share tickets with guests, donate tickets or post tickets for resale from their phones.
Team president Ted Phillips said in a letter to season-ticket holders: “We feel confident fans will benefit from the safety features of having tickets only accessible from a mobile device, including drastically reducing ticket fraud.
“Season-ticket holders will continue to have access to an online account to manage individual game tickets week-to-week, including the ability to share tickets with guests, donate tickets or post tickets for resale.”
In addition, the Bears also announced they will increase their season ticket prices by an average of 4.1 per cent for the upcoming season.
While most tickets will increase between one and four per cent, non-club seats are to rise an average of 5.6 per cent and club seating 1.6 per cent.
Bears season ticket prices have not increased in three out of the last four years.
The franchise also announced that demand-based pricing for individual games will continue in 2019.
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