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.

"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.