I can't speak for the other sections in the stadium, but there hasn't been any significant increase in ticket prices in 101. The only increase which I saw was that there are more games this season therefore one is paying more for the whole season, but the same price for each individual game.
I was surprised there was no increase in per game cost. Like everything else in this world, costs go up. And I would expect them to in the future. Now, if they increased the cost by 50%, I would consider dropping one of my two season tickets. Until then, the $18 or so I am paying to go to a live soccer game is a solid deal.
A movie these days costs $12, so paying 1.5 times the price of a movie for a live sporting event? Gret deal in my opinion. But as that ticket price increases to $20, $25, and $30+, the value in that ticket will decrease.
Not necessarily. It all depends on what you get for it. If the product improves faster than the ticket price rises, then the value increases even at a higher nominal cost.
Value is a perceptual (relative) term, not a fact.
Two cars priced at $25,000, one may be a rip off and the other a great bargain. it all depends on the underlying product or service AND an individual's distinct needs, desires and preferences. I like my view from my seats and therefore, everything else held equal, I am willing to pay more for them than someone else who either likes another view better or doesn't rate that factor highly. Price, proximity to friends, proximity to the exit, in or out of direct sunlight, superstition (has to sit in section xxx), etc . may all rate higher than view for that person.
If they field a better team on a consistent basis your perception of the value of those seats will likely go up.