John Fox takes over the lead role in Chicago, mainly to reinvent a defense that was one of the worst in the NFL last season after ranking 30th in yards allowed and 31st in points-against. Fox also has the challenge of coming from Peyton Manning to now coaching Jay Cutler, whose turnovers last season caused much angst for Bears fans.
The first time Fox’s fingerprints will be seen on the 2015 Chicago Bears is when they kick off their preseason slate of games in the latter half of this week. Last night, the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers kicked off the action in the Hall of Fame Game, where the Vikings walked away with a 14-3 win.
Below is information provided by SeatSmart.com for Bears tickets on the secondary market for their upcoming preseason games.
8/13/2015 | Chicago Bears vs. Miami Dolphins | Soldier Field | Average Price: $110.68 | Get-in Price: $27
8/22/2015 | Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears | Lucas Oil Stadium | Average Price: $111.58 | Get-in Price: $33
8/29/2015 | Cincinnati Bengals vs. Chicago Bears | Paul Brown Stadium | Average Price: $66.04 | Get-in Price: $22
9/3/2015 | Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns | Soldier Field | Average Price: $129.64 | Get-in Price: $21
The Bears have three games that surpass the $100 mark for the average ticket price. Their most expensive game is the preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns, sporting an average price of $129.64. This game is the seventh most expensive preseason game in the entire NFL, showing the strong support the Bears get at Soldier Field. While it might be pricey, fans at least have the opportunity to save on Navy Pier parking within close proximity of the stadium, with ParkWhiz.com having spots available starting at just over $10.
The get-in prices are reasonably priced for all games, with no game exceeding $35. The most expensive get-in price is for their game against the Colts, while the $21 get-in price for their meeting with the Browns serving as the least expensive for those looking at a last-minute purchase.
Secondary market Colts tickets are the most expensive for a Bears road game during the preseason, as Indianapolis has fielded a team with Super Bowl aspirations behind Andrew Luck.
Although the game is on the road, the best value will be for Week 3 of the preseason against the Cincinnati Bengals, as the starters are expected to get the most minutes on top of it having the least expensive average ticket price. Plus, Chicago will see a quality opponent, as the Bengals once again reached the postseason a year ago.