Charlotte FC season ticket prices will remain largely the same for 2024 season

Charlotte FC season ticket prices will remain largely the same for 2024 season

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Fewer Charlotte FC season ticket holders will see price increases for the 2024 season compared to the 2023 season.

What’s happening: Charlotte FC season ticket member invoices went out Sept. 15. There will not be a price increase for the supporters’ section, 100- or 200-level seats.

Yes, but: 300-level, which are club-level seats, may see a price increase due to the terms of their contracts.

Why it matters: Prices rose an average of 4% from 2022 to 2023 and fans were not happy. Hiking ticket prices is not uncommon across sports, but fans want to see a winning product on the field. Charlotte FC hasn’t consistently delivered that, but they have created an atmosphere that keeps fans coming back.

  • Charlotte’s average attendance through 14 games this season is 35,212 fans.

Between the lines: Your invoice may not look the same for 2023 as it will in 2024 because of the 18th game. Let’s break it down:

  • Season ticket holders are invoiced for 18 games annually.
  • Since Charlotte did not host an 18th game in 2022 that game was credited to most 2023 invoices.
  • If your balance owed looks higher for 2024, and you aren’t in club-level seat area where costs went up, that’s likely why.

Of note: When 2024 season ticket memberships go on sale for first-time buyers, they will be the same price as they were for 2023 first-time buyers, a club spokesperson confirmed to Axios. The exact date of when these will go on sale has not been set.

By the numbers: Charlotte is 7-9-11 with 32 points, sitting 11th in the Eastern Conference with seven regular season games left.

  • Charlotte’s regular season finale, which may prove crucial to their playoff hunt, comes against Inter Miami and Lionel Messi on Oct. 21 at Bank of America Stadium.
  • Tickets start at $125 for that game in the upper bowl. By comparison, tickets for their Sept. 16 match vs. D.C. United cost $15 for the upper bowl.

The big picture: Charlotte FC is looking to add more value to its season ticket, a club spokesperson told Axios.

  • Season ticket members receive complimentary Apple Season Pass, which is where games air.
  • They also had access to two preseason matches for free this year.

Flashback: Charlotte became the first Major League Soccer club to institute personal seat licenses, which are a one-time fee and were used to help fund Bank of America Stadium’s $50 million renovations ahead of the club’s inaugural season last year.

What’s next: You can keep your PSL and renew your season ticket or:

  • Resell your PSL through the club’s marketplace, similar to what the Panthers provide, but you cannot sell your PSL unless it is paid in full.
  • You can also opt for a private transfer, pending your PSL is paid in full, which allows to give your PSL to a family or a friend member.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on Sept. 15, 2023. It was updated on Sept. 17, 2023 to reflect Charlotte’s current record, average attendance and the number of remaining matches.

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