The Philadelphia Eagles won ten games in Chip Kelly’s first season as head coach. Andy Reid held the position for over a decade before him, but with a couple lackluster seasons it was clear the Eagles needed to change course. It helped that quarterback Nick Foles emerged last season after injuries forced Michael Vick out of the lineup. Foles finished the season with the fifth best QBR in the league, and almost lead the Eagles to a first-round playoff win over the New Orleans Saints. Single game Philadelphia Eagles tickets go on sale Friday for the Eagles with single game tickets costing as low as $84.75 at face value. On the secondary market tickets are averaging $236.17 for the season, with the cheapest ticket week five against the St. Louis Rams with an average of $190, according to TiqIQ.
Below is a breakdown of each home game on the 2014 Philadelphia schedule, along with prices for each game on the secondary market.
9/7 – Week 1 vs Jacksonville Jaguars | Avg. Price: $252 | Get-in Price: $109
The Eagles welcome the Jacksonville Jaguars into Lincoln Financial Field for their home opener. Fans must be itching to watch their Eagles play again with the average price for the game the second highest of the season at $252, seven percent higher than the season average. The get-in price is also a relatively high $109, a 29 percent premium over face value, despite playing a Jaguars team that finished last season at 4-12.
9/21 – Week 3 vs Washington Redskins | Avg. Price: $244 | Get-in Price: $122
It doesn’t take long for the Eagles to have their first home game against a division opponent. RGIII and the Washington Redskins is the second opponent on the Eagles home slate, and the get-in price for the game is the highest of the season at $122, a 44 percent premium over face value. The Redskins struggled to a 3-13 record last season but, with more time to recover from his ACL tear in the 2013 playoffs, RGIII should bounce back. That alone makes the Redskins one of the most dangerous teams in the NFC East. The average price is also high at $244, an increase of 3 percent over the season average.
10/5 – Week 5 vs St. Louis Rams | Avg. Price: $190 | Get-in Price: $100
The St. Louis Rams have quietly been building up talent on both sides of the ball. Their biggest obstacle to a postseason berth this season is the other three teams in the NFC West, who each won 10+ games last season. That’s not enough to excite Eagles fans, however, as this game is the cheapest on the Eagles schedule, and one of only two games to average under $200 for the season. The average of 190 is 20 percent below the season average, and the $100 is the second lowest of the season despite an 18 percent premium over face value.
10/12 – Week 6 vs New York Giants | Avg. Price: $229 | Get-in Price: $115
The New York Giants have arguably been the Eagles top rival for years, but recently the Eagles have owned the series. The two teams split the series last year, but both games came in the first half of the season. The Eagles went 7-1 over their last eight games. That helps explain why Eagles tickets to the Giants game are the lowest of their division opponents. In fact, it’s the only division game with a ticket average below the season average. At $229 it’s three percent below the average, but the get-in price is $115 for a 36 percent premium over face value.
11/10 – Week 10 vs Carolina Panthers | Avg. Price: $214 | Get-in Price: $108
Last season the Carolina Panthers nabbed the second seed in the NFC, but Eagles tickets are actually nine percent below the season average for this one. At $214, the average price is one of the lowest of the season, while the get-in price is seeing a 27 percent premium from face value.
11/23 – Week 12 vs Tennessee Titans | Avg. Price $199 | Get-in Price: $92
The lowest get-in price belongs to the Tennessee Titans game at $92, for a premium that’s only nine percent. The average price of $199 is just the second game to average below $200, and is 16 percent below the season average for Eagles tickets. It makes sense with the Titans being a relatively lackluster team. They finished last season 7-9, and even with the hiring of head coach Ken Whisenhunt, there is no reason to think they’ll be a better team this year.
12/7 – Week 14 vs Seattle Seahawks | Avg. Price: $243 | Get-in Price: $114
The reigning Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks visit the Eagles in the first week in December. The average ticket price is just a tick behind the Redskins game at $243 for a three percent increase over the season average. Only the three division games have a higher get-in price than the $114 cost of this one, which has a 35 percent premium over face value.
12/14 – Week 15 vs Dallas Cowboys | Avg. Price: $270 | Get-in Price: $117
Perhaps the least shocking thing is seeing the Dallas Cowboys as the most expensive ticket on the Eagles schedule. Last season the two played on the last day of the season to decide the winner of the NFC East. It won’t be shocking if the two are once again playing for the division crown on the last day of the season. Tickets have the highest average of the season at $270, for a 14 percent increase over the season average. The $117 get-in price is just behind the Redskins price and is a 38 percent premium over face value prices.