Texans announce 6.55% price hike for 2017 season tickets

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Texans fans will have to pay a bit more to see their hometown team next year. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texans ticket prices are going up in 2017, the team announced Friday morning.

The average general ticket will cost $103.69 next season, a 6.55 percent increase from the 2016's average $97.32 ticket cost.

The least expensive tickets -- gridiron endzone -- will cost $50.50 on average, while the most expensive -- field-level prime -- will average $175.

Texans' fans were quick to react to the increase. Many had scathing criticism of the team's and specifically Brock Osweiler's performance.

Out of the 32 NFL teams, the Texans' tickets were the 13th most expensive in 2016, and the team expects their 2017 ranking to be "comparable."

"With this year's pricing structure, our goal is to deliver an unrivaled and compelling fan experience as well as remain competitive on the field each and every gameday," Texans senior vice president of ticketing and event management John Schrieve said in a news release.

The team provided the following list of average ticket prices per location:

  • Field Level Prime 1 $175.00
  • Field Level Prime 2 $161.00
  • Field Level Sideline $134.50
  • Loge I $119.50
  • Field Level Corner $113.00
  • Field Level Endzone $103.50
  • Mezzanine $102.00
  • Loge II $101.00
  • Gridiron Midfield $85.00
  • Gridiron Sideline $67.50
  • Gridiron Loge $80.00
  • Gridiron Endzone $50.50

Season ticket holders receive a discount of at least 20 percent. The team is accepting applications for the 2017 season ticket priority wait list, which is currently 27,000 deep. To join the wait list, call 832-667-2390 or visit HoustonTexans.com.

The Texans' lineup at home for the 2017 includes the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans.

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