A Major League Soccer sellout streak of 30 matches in a row might be enough reason for some teams to raise season ticket prices, but Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson said the club has decided a price hike won't happen for the 2013 season.
Though Paulson said there's significant demand for Timbers tickets, he cited a losing season as a contributor to his decision.
"This season has been frustrating for all of us and our decision to once again keep prices steady is in the best interest of our long-term relationship with our fans," he said.
The Timbers have a season ticket base of 14,750 seats and saw a 97 percent renewal rate going into their second MLS season. There's also more than 7,500 fans on the season ticket waiting list.
The team also points out that the season ticket prices is in the lower half of MLS franchises.
Season ticket holders can start the renewal process this week with a deadline of Oct. 27. To join the season ticket waiting list, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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