August 03, 2012 09:50 ET

2012 NFL Ticket Prices Trending Upward as Preseason Kick-Off Nears

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2012) - After six long months, NFL teams are finally headed back to the field.

The 2012 preseason kicks off this Sunday, August 5, as the New Orleans Saints face off against the Arizona Cardinals in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH. The league's remaining teams begin their preseason schedules later in the week, August 9-13.

So far in 2012, tickets to NFL preseason games have sold for an average of $46 on, a more than 20% increase over last season's average of $36. Last year's lower prices can be attributed in part to the lockout between the players and owners, which was not settled until late July 2011.

"The late resolution to the 2011 lockout created some hesitance among casual fans, driving down ticket prices," explains Tim Fraser, sports specialist at "But with the league on solid footing heading into the 2012 preseason, confidence is back up and demand is higher."

The same pricing trend is seen in ticket sales for regular season games, as well. To date in 2012, the average price of tickets sold on has been $170, as opposed to a $151 average during the same calendar period in 2011.

Average prices are as of 8/1/2012, 2:30 p.m. EDT. Prices are not set by and may fluctuate based on market demand. NFL®, New Orleans Saints® and Arizona Cardinals® are the property of their respective owners. is an online ticket marketplace and is in no way associated with the trademark owner(s) or teams mentioned.

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