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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: A detailed view of the NFL logo on the field during the NFL game between Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Recently, I came across a story about the cost of a family of four to take in an NFL game between the year 2012 to last season. The research done by U.S. Betting Report, determined the cheapest to most expensive afternoon/evening spent, according to the Fan Cost Index (FCI). They took in the cost of four average tickets, two small draft beers, four small pops, four regular sized hot dogs, parking, two programs, and the two least expensive adult-sized adjustable hats. (I rounded the numbers out for easier reading.)

Here’s what they found.

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    The Bengals came in as the cheapest team to see play. With an FCI of $397 in 2012, to $483 last year. That’s a 21.7% increase.

    The Official Site of the Cincinnati Bengals

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  • arizona cardinals

    To see a game in Arizona in 2012, the FCI was about $368, to last season with a 32.4% increase to $487.

    The Official Site of the Arizona Cardinals

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  • Detroit Lions

    Yes, here in the Motor City, the cost for a family of four has increased from 2012 from $403 to last season at $496. That’s a 23.3% increase in the past ten years.

    The Official Site of the Detroit Lions

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  • jacksonville jaguars

    The Jags prices have increased a lot…about 46%. In 2012 you could take a family of four for about $342.70, to last season at $500.

    Jaguars Home | Jacksonville Jaguars - jaguars.com

    The Jacksonville Jaguars Home: The official source of the latest Jaguars headlines, news, videos, photos, tickets, rosters, stats, schedule and gameday information

  • miami dolphins

    The prices to see the Fish have gone up around 26% in the past ten season. The FCI was $400 in 2012, to $505 last year.

    Miami Dolphins

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  • new york jets

    Here’s the first team to actually go down! The FCI was around $617 ten years ago, to $520 last year. A drop of 15.7%. We’ll see if these prices stick with the arrival of Aaron Rogers.

    Official Site of the New York Jets

    The Official Home of the New York Jets.

  • buffalo bills

    The Western New York team had a average FCI of about $361 in 2012. Last year it was up 44% to $520.

    The Official Website of the Buffalo Bills

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  • indianapolis colts

    The Colts FCI increased a mere 15% from $452 in 2012, to $521 last year.

    The Official Website of the Indianapolis Colts

    The official source of the latest Colts headlines, news, videos, photos, tickets, rosters, stats, schedule, and gameday information

  • tennesse titans

    The stadium at the end of Broadway used to cost a family of four an average of around $394, to $533 in 2022. A 35% increase in the last ten years.

    The Official Site of the Tennessee Titans

    The official home for Tennessee Titans tickets, news, videos, photos and more.

     

  • Atlanta falcons

    The Falcons have gone up as well. From $430 in 2012, to $541 last year. That’s an increase of 25%

    Official Website of the Atlanta Falcons Football Club

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  • carolina panthers

    The Panthers have had a steep increase. From a FCI of $351, to $546, an increase of 55%.

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  • los angeles chargers

    The Chargers went from $466 to an FCI of $555. An increase of just over 19%.

    Los Angeles Chargers

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