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Eagles increasing season ticket prices in 2017

The Philadelphia Eagles are increasing season ticket prices for 2017, the team confirmed Tuesday.

The average cost of a ticket is going up $7, from $99 to $106. The biggest ticket price hike will be $15 for some of the lower level seats, while the smallest increase will be $5 per ticket.

This is the first time the Eagles have raised ticket prices since 2014.

According to Statista, the Eagles ranked 10th in average ticket cost in 2016 and fourth in the NFC East behind the New York Giants (third, $123), Washington Redskins (fourth, $120) and Dallas Cowboys (ninth, $110).

The team sent out letters to their season-ticket holders last week. Here is the text, via PhillyInfluencer:

Thank you for your support as an Eagles Season Ticket Member. Your passion and enthusiasm energizes Lincoln Financial Field every game day, and it is awesome!

Your Season Ticket account renewal information is now available online. Please note that season ticket prices have increased for the first time since 2014. As always, you have the option to pay in full, make two separate payments or enroll in the four-payment plan via your online Account Manager. If you choose to either pay in two installments or enroll in the four-payment plan, you must do so by March 15, 2017. Your account must be paid in full by June 15, 2017.

We will be using variable pricing, again, for the 2017 season. Individual game price categories will be announced at a later date. Please note that variable pricing does not affect the overall price of your season ticket package.

The Eagles raised prices in back-to-back season in 2013 and ’14. Before that, the most recent ticket increase was 2009.