Last year, the Cleveland Browns drew the ire of their fans when they raised the cost of season tickets for the first time since 2008. "Coincidentally," the Browns' past two hikes in prices have come after posting fairly decent records. After finishing 3-13 in 2015, making another change in the front office, and the disaster that is QB Johnny Manziel, timing wasn't the best. In a letter distributed to season ticket holders for renewal on Wednesday, Browns owner Jimmy and Dee Haslam stated that prices for season tickets will not increase in 2016. They cited the hiring of head coach Hue Jackson as hope for turning things around moving forward:
"As we strive to establish that for Cleveland, hiring Head Coach Hue Jackson was a critical step in building the winning environment that the Browns and you as a season ticket member deserve. We are confident in Hue and his ability to make intelligent choices and lead our players to reach their full potential. This was evident from our in-depth conversations with him, as well as the vast support from the NFL players, coaches and staff who have benefited from his contributions during their careers. Hue is passionate, competitive and driven to succeed, all of which are important attributes towards building an expectation of winning but that also reflects you as a Browns fan."
Some sections -- perhaps the upper sections and corner end zones -- will actually see a decrease in pricing. In addition, the team announced that for every seat purchased, a $25 concession stands credit will be issued.
Do we have any season ticket holders here who received the letter? If so, what are your thoughts?