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Bear market for Bears playoff tickets

It’s a bear market for Bears playoff tickets.

Prices have plummeted for Sunday’s divisional game against Seattle.

And by week’s end, fans might be able to score tickets for less than face value, ticket brokers say.

“Prices are going down,” StubHub spokeswoman Joelle Ferrer said. “It’s not the match-up everyone expected, but we’re still seeing strong, steady sales.”

On Wednesday, the cheapest ticket available on stubhub.com — nose-bleed seats in the western grandstand — were going for $111, just four bucks more than face value. The most expensive ticket — lower-level seats at the 50 yard line — sold for $1,870. Overall, the average ticket price was about $322 — that’s about $40 less per ticket than when the Bears played the Seahawks in a divisional playoff in 2007. On craigslist.com, some tickets were already listed for sale at below face value for $97 each.

Mark Konkol



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