Tickets to cost more for Lions games
A couple days after Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand expressed confidence in being able to re-sign star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in the next few weeks, the team informed season-ticket holders of a price increase.
Tickets are going up an average of about 4 percent coming off the Lions' 11-win, playoff season. They were raised more than 8 percent following the 7-9 season in 2013.
"While we didn't meet our ultimate goal this past season, we took an important step towards a championship and have plenty to build on as we embark upon the 2015 offseason," Lions president Tom Lewand said in a letter to season-ticket holders.
"In addition to our commitment to keeping our best players, we look forward to adding to an already talented, tough and resilient group.
"Our goal of bringing Super Bowl championships to Detroit is unwavering."
The Lions say they remain in the bottom third of the NFL for overall ticket prices. The average price for season-ticket holders will be about $87 per game.
The Ford Field schedule includes games against division rivals Green Bay, Chicago and Minnesota, plus Arizona, Denver, Oakland, Philadelphia and San Francisco. The exact dates are expected to be announced in April.