At least, that’s how I read this press release just put out by the Eagles:
The Philadelphia Eagles today announced their 2013 ticket prices. For the first time since 2009, season ticket prices will increase.
Lower Level Sideline seats and Upper Level Loge seats have increased from $95 to $105.
Lower Level Endzone seats have increased from $85 to $95.
General Upper Level seats have increased from $70 to $75.
The average cost of an Eagles ticket will now be roughly $93, which currently ranks 11th in the NFL. Despite this increase, the average ticket price remains the lowest in the NFC East, and is in the middle third of the NFL.
Invoices sent to season-ticket holders today included a letter from Eagles President Don Smolenski that discusses the increase.
"We have made some dramatic changes this offseason, including the hiring of Coach Chip Kelly. But one thing that 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," wrote Smolenski.
"We are also embarking on a two-year stadium improvement plan at Lincoln Financial Field focused on enhancing the game day experience."
Thanks, guys. Can’t wait to see more wind turbines and solar arrays. Perhaps a vegtable garden in HeadHouse Plaza?
Credit to the Eagles for having the balls to be upfront about the increases. But, um, 12-20 over the past two seasons.