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Bears Boost Ticket Prices for 2012 Season
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- For the ninth time in 10 years, the Chicago Bears are raising ticket prices.

The Bears announced Tuesday non-club tickets will increase from $2 to $10 for the upcoming season, making the price range $75 to $150 per ticket. During the first year of remodeled Soldier Field, ticket prices ranged from $45 to $85. Non-club seating make of 85 percent of the stadium.

The price of club-seat tickets remain at $265 to $530 per ticket for 2012.

The Bears are coming off a season when they were in the bottom five in player salaries in the National Football League.

Team president Ted Phillips said the Bears set aside a substantial amount last year to sign Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte to a long-term contract. However, that didn't happen.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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