The Philadelphia Eagles NFL American football team has raised its ticket prices for the first time in three years.
The Eagles have increased their prices by around 7 per cent, with an average rise of $7 (£5.60/€6.60) per game for the 2017 season.
With the average cost going from $99 to $106, the biggest ticket price increase will be $15 for some of the lower-level seats, while the smallest rise will be $5 per ticket.
According to Statista, the Eagles ranked 10th in average ticket cost in the NFL in 2016. They had an average attendance of 69,596 in their eight home games during the 2016 season, placing them 15th in the NFL.
“We made an inflationary increase to season tickets for the 2017-18 season,” said Shawn Tilger, the Flyers executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We have always been very sensitive to the overall cost of attending a game, particularly to ensuring our season ticket members receive the most significant value. The average season ticket member discount is about $30 off the face value of a single game ticket per game.”
The Eagles posted a 7-9 win-loss record last season, and have not made the playoffs since 2013. They have not won a playoff game since the 2008 season.
In a letter sent to season ticket-holders, the Eagles said that variable pricing will be used for the 2017 season, and that individual game price categories will be announced at a later date.