The Eagles will be raising their ticket prices next season for the first time since 2009.

 The team announced on its web site Thursday that tickets will increase from $70 to $75 for general upper level seats, $85 to $95 for lower level end zone and $95 to $105 for lower level sideline and upper level loge seats.

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"We have made some dramatic changes this offseason, including the hiring of coach Chip Kelly," Eagles president Don Smolenski said in a letter sent to season-ticket holders. "But one thing hasn't changed - and coach Kelly appreciates this - is that the passion (the fans) display and the support (the fans) provide with (their) loyalty to the Eagles makes this a special place to play football."

The letter also stated that the Eagles are about to start at two-year stadium improvement plan at Lincoln Financial Field "focused on enhancing the game day experience." Further details about the plan were not available.

The team said the average cost of a ticket will now be approximately $93, which ranks 11th in the NFL. Despite the increase, the average price will remain the lowest in the NFC East.


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