CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds have decided fans have suffered enough, so the team isn't raising ticket prices for the 2009 season.
The club had a disappointing 74-88 season in 2008, and spokeswoman Karen Forgus says Reds' chief executive Bob Castellini felt strongly that ticket costs shouldn't go up even one dollar given the way the team played.
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The last time the Reds held the line on prices was in 2005.
Forgus says the only exception to the price freeze will affect about 100 season-ticket holders with three- and six-year deals that are expiring. She says they'll be paying 5 to 10 percent more.
The Reds' average ticket price for 2008 was $19.41, according to an annual survey from the Team Marketing Report. The Major League average was $25.43.