The city of Philadelphia announced Tuesday that they will adopt new outdoor gathering guidelines that would allow fans to attend the Ravens-Eagles game Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Pennsylvania has allowed stadiums and other outdoor venues to operate at 15 percent capacity with a maximum size gathering of 7,500. This number includes players, coaches, game day staff, and media, in addition to fans.
The Eagles saw fans across the state last week in their 38-29 loss to Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. Fans will not be able to tailgate before the game. The parking lots will open two hours before kickoff and the gates will open 90 minutes prior.
“We have been working very closely with state and local officials, public health experts and the National Football League on a number of scenarios to safely bring Eagles fans back to Lincoln Financial Field,” said Don Smolenski, Philadelphia Eagles President, in a statement.
“After many thoughtful and active discussions, we are thrilled to announce that the fan experience will return to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday. On behalf of the Philadelphia Eagles, I would like to thank Governor Wolf, Mayor Kenney, and their respective representatives for the support and guidance over these past few months. We will all continue to stay in close communication and will be prepared to adjust and adapt as needed.”
While the team has reached partnership deals with NJ betting and PA sportsbook operators DraftKings and FoxBet earlier this season, a representative with the team said the lounges will not be open on Sunday.
League rules bar fans from sitting in the first eight rows from the field, thus keeping them out of field-level positions (and keeping players from jumping into the arms of the adoring supporters, which always looks good on TV).
There should be a good amount of sponsored content at the Linc before and during the game.
Season ticket holders who opted in for 2020 will get priority to purchase tickets for Sunday’s game and next Thursday when the Eagles host the Giants. Seats will be sold in pods with a max purchase of six per buyer.
Any remaining available tickets will then be sold to the public. Given the staffing levels expect the crowd to be around 5,000 to 6,000.