The Washington Times - January 14, 2009, 04:43PM

The Redskins announced Wednesday that it would not raise ticket prices on general admission seats for the 2009 season, marking the third straight year that the team kept prices flat.

Tickets will range between $29 to $99 per game, sold only on a season basis.

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“We work hard to hold the line on price increases, and are obviously sensitive to the economic realities faced by our fans,” Redskins chief operating officer Mitch Gershman said.

The Redskins claim to have sold out every game since 1966, with more than 200,000 people on a waiting list.

Renewals for season tickets are expected to be mailed out by the end of this month.

Though games have officially been listed as sell-outs, several games this season were played before thousands of empty seats. Furthermore, the team frequently advertised the availability of single-game tickets for that Sunday’s game, citing unclaimed tickets from the allotment of the visiting team.

Unlike most teams in the NFL, the Redskins under owner Daniel Snyder have avoided annual prices increases, instead issuing slightly larger-than-average price hikes in 2000 and 2006. (There was also a slight increase for the 2002 season, though it was not the price of the ticket itself that went up, but local taxes and fees.)

The prices announced Wednesday do not apply to Club Seats, which range from about $2,000 to more than $5,000 for the season depending on the section.

The Redskins average ticket price for 2008 was $79.30, ranking them 9th in the NFL according to Team Marketing Report. However. TMR said the Redskins rank fifth in its Fan Cost Index, which factors in the cost of food, parking and souvenirs.