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Notes: Browns raise ticket prices after 6-10 season; Joe Woods agrees to terms to be defensive coordinator

The Browns were down again in 2019, but ticket prices are going up in 2020.

The team sent out season ticket renewals Thursday, and they include a price hike. The bump follows a 6-10 season that didn’t come close to living up to the great expectations.

Nearly 40 percent of the stadium will go up by $5 or less per ticket, with another approximately 25 percent increased by less than $10. Prime and club seats will see a larger hike.

The Browns also raised ticket prices for much of the stadium after the 2018 season in which they went 7-8-1. The Browns have raised prices only three times since 2008, and many ticket prices were lowered after the 2016 season.

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They haven’t had a winning season since 2007 and haven’t been to the playoffs since 2002, the longest drought in the league. Season tickets are expected to remain among the four lowest in the NFL for 2020.

“We have a deep appreciation for the support of our season ticket members and fans,” senior vice president of communications Peter John-Baptiste said in a news release. “We will always prioritize providing affordable options for all, while looking at ticket prices throughout the NFL to determine our structure. The last 12 years, our ticket prices have remained flat in many areas. After careful consideration and discussion, we created a moderate increase that will still fall within the four least expensive season tickets in the NFL.

“We fully understand that our results on the field have not met expectations, either ours or our fans, and we are working hard to create the success that our fans truly deserve.”

The Browns sold out the entire 2019 schedule and reached their limit for season tickets.

The Browns went 4-4 at home last season, including four straight wins. They will host the Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, Texans, Colts, Raiders, Eagles and Washington in 2020.

More information is available on clevelandbrowns.com or by calling 824-3434.

ON BOARD

Joe Woods agreed to terms to be defensive coordinator. The move had been expected for weeks, and the official announcement is likely to come Friday.

Woods, 49, spent 2019 as pass game coordinator/defensive backs coach for the 49ers, who lost the Super Bowl to the Chiefs on Sunday. He was unavailable to be hired until the 49ers were done playing.

Woods was coordinator for the Broncos in 2017-18 and worked with new coach Kevin Stefanski from 2006-13 with the Vikings.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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