So much for the “early bird gets the worm.” Turns out waiting a few days to purchase Bears playoff tickets for Sunday’s NFC wild-card tilt against the Eagles at Soldier Field could’ve saved you a pretty penny.
As the big game draws near, ticket prices have dropped 16 percent since Monday, according to TickPick, a no-fee secondary ticket marketplace.
The average listing price for the Bears-Eagles game as of Thursday morning was $714 — down from $852 earlier this week.
Tickets for the Bears’ first playoff game since 2010 were available for $192 on TickPick. That price is substantially less than the original get-in price of $319 on Monday.
TickPick co-founder and co-CEO Brett Goldberg expects ticket prices to continue to decrease up until the weekend. He then projects they’ll be another surge in prices as game day approaches.
While the Bears-Eagles ticket prices have gone down at least for now, they’re still significantly higher than the other NFL games going on this weekend.
The Texans-Colts game has the second highest average listing price of $402, but it also has the cheapest tickets available. Fans can purchase tickets for just $90, according to TickPick.
As for the other AFC Wild Card game, the Ravens-Chargers game has the second lowest get-in price of $106.
Meanwhile, tickets for the Cowboys-Seahawks game have an average listing price of $382, TickPick said.
Asked why the Bears-Eagles tickets are so much more expensive compared to other Wild Card games, Goldberg said: “It’s been a long time since the Bears have made it to the playoffs, and the sheer size of the Chicago market and their fanbase speaks for itself.”