PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles have two year draft classes that have never seen Lincoln Financial Field sell out for a regular season game.
That will change on Sunday when the Eagles play their home game against the San Francisco 49ers. Last season, the Eagles played five of their eight home games without fans in the stands due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The other three games were limited to around 6,000 fans who were socially distant in the stadium. The Linc offers space for almost 70,000 fans for a game.
This season, stadiums in Philadelphia are allowed to operate at full capacity, but subject to applicable COVID-19 rules.
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“It’s a full house,” said quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Eagles’ 2020 second-round selection. “A game with full fans, electric fans, passionate fans. I’m looking forward to it.”
So do the veterans. You have seen the home advantage that Eagles fans have provided in the past and how they can make it very uncomfortable for visiting teams.
That’s what cornerback Darius Slay misses the most.
“I love hearing people scream and all sorts of things,” he said. “Last year it was kind of boring. I couldn’t tell when the ball was coming, none of it. I didn’t hear ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’.
“But now (with fans) my adrenaline is getting higher, faster, faster. Sometimes I think it took me a long time to find out last year that we were playing against another team. But now, when I get into the building, I’ll be the one Feel the energy. “
So here’s what fans need to know in order to safely attend the Eagles’ home games this season:
The Eagles do not require proof of vaccination and they do not require masks in the outdoor seating areas or in suites with the windows open.
But the Eagles abide by Philadelphia requirements that everyone, even those who are fully vaccinated, wear masks indoors. However, they strongly encourage fans to wear a mask at all times unless she is eating or drinking.
In addition, fans should bring their own masks.
Indoor spaces at Lincoln Financial Field include club lounges, club lobbies, Eagles Indoor Pro Shops, elevators, and restrooms.
It is the stadium policy that fans should not attend the game if they have COVID-19, have experienced COVID-19 symptoms, know they have been exposed to COVID-19, or if they are under a state or local travel or quarantine recommendation.
In other words, if you feel sick, stay home.
By participating, every fan declares that they agree to the fan health promise. That means fans haven’t been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days, nor have they had symptoms in the past 48 hours.
These include a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches and pains, sore threat, loss of taste and smell, and other symptoms as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Those who are vaccinated and have these symptoms should see a doctor and get tested for COVID-19 before participating.
All tickets are sent to mobile devices.
The best way to download tickets is through the Eagles app. Tap on “Stadium” and log into your account. Then you will see all your tickets for upcoming events. Tap the event you want to view and your mobile ticket will appear.
When you arrive, connect to the free WiFi network and view your ticket on your mobile device. Visit the Eagles website at philadelphiaeagles.com or Ticketmaster.com for more information.
In addition, all concession stands will be cashless.
Fans can pay for items using credit or debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. There will be cash-to-card conversions for prepaid cards. These locations are available in the Pepsi lobby and in the main hall behind sections 105 and 121.
The 50/50 raffle will also be cashless.
All Wells Fargo Center (AH) car parks do not accept cash. Only major credit cards and digital payment options such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted.
Cash will still be accepted on K, M, N and Phillies lots (PX).
The parking spaces are usually open 4½ hours before kick-off.
Tailgating is permitted, but not in parking lots north of Pattison Avenue and west of Darien Street. This applies to the property QW and the property near the Nova Care Complex.
A map of these parking lots is available at www.LincolnFinancialField.com/stadiuminfo/maps.
Clear Bag Policy
Fans are permitted to carry either a clear bag no larger than 12 “x 6” x 12 “or small clutch bags about the size of a hand but no larger than 4½” x 6½ “.
There will be numerous TORK hand sanitizer stations throughout Lincoln Financial Field. Fans and staff are encouraged to disinfect and wash their hands frequently during the events.
Stadium staff routinely disinfects surfaces including handrails, doorknobs, tables, and other areas. Every toilet is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after every game.
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