Cardinals will not raise ticket prices in 2011

The Arizona Cardinals have responded to the times, announcing that they will not raise the price of season tickets in 2011.

In fact, the club will reduce the price of about 3,700 seats at University of Phoenix Stadium, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. Some tickets were dropped from $40 to $25, making them among the cheapest in the NFL. Another 1,400 tickets were reduced from $60 to $55. Per the report, Team Marketing Report ranked the average ticket to a Cardinals game 23rd in the NFL last year.

The Cardinals have an interesting twist in the event games are lost because of a work stoppage. Season-ticket holders can have money applied to playoff or 2012 tickets or request a refund. If they choose to push the money forward to future tickets, they will receive a card good for food and beverage purchases at the stadium. Of course, no value for the card was announced.

The Cardinals have had a sellout for every game at University of Phoenix Stadium since it opened in 2006.

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