For the fourth straight year, according to team president Joe Banner, the Philadelphia Eagles will not raise ticket prices.
Banner announced Monday that the team's ticket prices will remain unchanged next season despite strong interest that would allow the Eagles to sell more expensive tickets.
"This is something we're thrilled to be able to do," said Banner, who said this is the fourth year in a row prices have been stable. "There aren't many teams who are selling out their stadiums and have a waiting list of more than 40,000 who are doing that. In fact, I would say there aren't any teams like that who haven't raised prices for four years."
Banner noted that Eagles ticket interest among secondary markets is among the highest in the league, an indication that the team could have gotten away with raising prices. But in the wake of a disappointing 8-8 season that started with "Dream Team" talk and ended with a missed postseason, the Eagles felt it best not to further alienate fans.
"Everything is affected by how the season goes," Banner acknowledged. "But we're happy, in these tough economic times, to be able to do this. We're trying to be as reasonable as we can."