CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell has noticed a trend of ticket price announcements in recent weeks -- and not just from teams opening expensive new stadiums like the Yankees, Mets and Cowboys.
Rovell counts the Titans, Eagles, Ravens and Texans among the NFL teams who have announced price increases. NBA clubs include the Celtics, Spurs and Blazers.
The trend isn't limited to the pro game: Football tickets at Texas, Ohio State, Texas Tech, Colorado, Wisconsin, Arizona State and UCLA are also rising.
Here's a look at Rovell's findings for the college programs.
Texas: The Longhorns are raising ticket prices. A season ticket is down $10 from last season to $375 from $385, but the team has one fewer home game, which means each game costs $62.50 versus $55 last year. An individual ticket to the Texas-Texas Tech game will cost $95 each.
Ohio State: The largest athletic department in the nation is now facing a deficit, so they're raising per game prices by $1.
Texas Tech: Most base ticket prices will go up 10 percent. A good seat on the 40-yard line will go up roughly 50 percent.
Colorado: Prices for season ticket holders in the best seats will go up from $50 to $58 per game. Prices will remain the same for the rest of the seats, which accounts for 66 percent of the stadium.
Wisconsin: It's anticipated that the Badgers won't raise their $39 per game price for season ticket holders.
Arizona State: Ticket prices are going up for 83 percent of Sun Devil Stadium, but the school has promised there will be no increases for 2010.
UCLA: Last year, fans could buy a season ticket for $388. This year, it will be $369 for six games, meaning prices are going up by about $6 a game. Reserved single game tickets will go up $1.
Has your team gotten hit by an increase in ticket prices? Would a rise in ticket prices affect your willingness to attend a game?
The High Cost Of Being A Fan: Ticket Prices Rise [Sports Biz with Darren Rovell/CNBC.com]