Colts raising ticket prices for 2016

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 8, 2016) – The price for season ticket holders to watch the Indianapolis Colts is going up. Just a bit.

In a letter to season ticket holders that included a commitment from owner Jim Irsay to “do whatever it takes” to return to the team to the playoffs, the Colts revealed increases for 10 of the 11 price ranges. The increases range from 1.4 percent to 6.3 percent.

Season ticket holders were informed the biggest bump was for the better seats. Prices for lower-level seats between the end zones and the 25-yard lines went from $1,400 to $1,480. Lower-level corner seats increased from $1,260 to $1,340.

The team said there would be no price increase for 2017, and stressed the average season ticket price has increased approximately 2 percent per year since Lucas Oil Stadium opened in 2008.

“The 2015 season did not produce the outcome for which we continually strive, but I am extremely optimistic for the future!” Irsay wrote. “I will do whatever it takes to put our team in a position to have a successful 2016 season.

“We have many great memories and accomplishments thanks to you being a part of The Horseshoe, and I cannot wait for next season to begin. There are many more exciting things to come for you and your Colts.”

Last season, the team finished 8-8 and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

The opponents for the 2016 regular season: Houston, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Chicago, San Diego, Kansas City, Detroit and Pittsburgh. Two preseason opponents will be named at a later date.