In Warren’s message to season ticket holders, he said individual increases will range from 6.2% to 11.3% for a 2024 schedule that will include one preseason and eight regular-season games at Soldier Field.
The Bears also have been designated to play a game at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The date and opponent haven’t been released, but Warren wrote that season ticket holders will receive information on tickets and travel packages first.
The Bears’ first international trip since 2019 means there will be one fewer game at Soldier Field than in 2023, when they played two preseason and eight regular-season home games. Some season ticket holders have noted the percentage increase is higher than the Bears’ stated figures when factoring in one fewer game.
Along with facing the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings in NFC North play, the Bears will host the Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots in 2024, with one of those games in London.
In the letter, Warren noted season ticket holder perks that include lower prices than single-game tickets, no ticket fees and concession discounts. He said the Bears are looking to make more improvements to the game-day experience, including evaluating retail and concession operators.
“Additionally, we are making progress on our stadium development plan,” Warren wrote. “Our deliberate and intentional process continues, and when a site is selected and a decision is made, we will be sure to communicate the plan for our season ticket holders. We know and understand the critical role you play in our future.”
Warren also spent several paragraphs hyping up the hoped-for improvements to the on-field product after the Bears finished 7-10 in 2023.
He mentioned the hirings of offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and defensive coordinator Eric Washington, saying “they each bring additional proven leadership” to the Bears. He wrote of the opportunity to add more playmakers in the vein of wide receiver DJ Moore and defensive end Montez Sweat, who he said “galvanized our roster last season.” And he noted the draft and salary-cap resources available to the Bears this offseason.
He did not, however, reveal what the Bears will do at quarterback in 2024.
“As we continue to set detailed goals to reach a level of sustained excellence,” Warren wrote, “I want to assure you that we are making progress in all aspects of our football operations, business operations, community efforts and with our stadium development project. Through a collective focus and steadfast determination, we will reach the goal of winning the NFC North Division and representing the NFC in the Super Bowl like only Chicago can, with style, integrity, class and grace.
“I am encouraged by the championship mindset of our coaches, our roster and our culture, and the decisions we are making this offseason will put us on a track of excellence and championships.”