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Cleveland Browns head into final home game with late season demand for tickets

Posted: 2:15 PM, Dec 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-21 14:15:55-05
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CLEVELAND — A late season check of online ticket broker Stubhub in 2017 showed a Cleveland Browns parking pass for outside the stadium going for $30, while the ticket to get into the game could be had for as low as $6.

What a difference a year makes. As late as Thursday the cheapest tickets for this Sunday's home season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals going for $120.

The play of the team and their late season shot at the playoffs, slim though they may be, have created a December interest in the team that hasn't been seen in the last several years.

Attendance for 2018 is averaging 65,527 a game, currently 19th in the league. Compare that to last year's 62,403 FirstEnergy Stadium (not including the London game) which would have been 28th in the league. The team is drawing in 2018 on average an extra 3,124 fans a game, that comes to an extra 24,992 tickets sold this year over last. With an average ticket price of say $65 that means an extra $1.6 million for the team and an extra $130,000 for the city which collects an eight percent admissions tax on each ticket sold.

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BROWNS SCHEDULE

Preseason

WEEK 1 · Thu 08/08 · Browns 30, Redskins 10 (1-0)

WEEK 2 · Sat 08/17 · Browns 21, Colts 18 (2-0)

WEEK 3 · Fri 08/23 · Buccaneers 13, Browns 12 (2-1)

WEEK 4 · Thu 08/29 · Browns 20, Lions 16 (3-1)

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · Sun 09/08 · Titans 43, Browns 13 (0-1)

WEEK 2 · Mon 09/16 · Browns 23, Jets 3 (1-1)

WEEK 3 · Sun 09/22 · Rams 20, Browns 13 (1-2)

WEEK 4 · Sun 09/29 · Browns 40, Ravens 25 (2-2)

WEEK 5 · Mon 10/07 · 49ers 31, Browns 3 (2-3)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/13 · Seahawks 32, Browns 28 (2-4)

WEEK 7 Bye

WEEK 8 · Sun 10/27 · Patriots 27, Browns 13 (2-5)

WEEK 9 · Sun 11/03 · Broncos 24, Browns 19 (2-6)

WEEK 10 · Sun 11/10 · Browns 19, Bills 16

WEEK 11 · Thu 11/14 · Browns 21, Steelers 7

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/24 · 1:00 PM EST Miami Dolphins (CBS)

WEEK 13 · Sun 12/01 · 4:25 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

WEEK 14 · Sun 12/08 · 1:00 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

WEEK 15 · Sun 12/15 · 4:05 PM EST at Arizona Cardinals (CBS)

WEEK 16 · Sun 12/22 · 1:00 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

WEEK 17 · Sun 12/29 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)