The City of Philadelphia announced new outdoor restrictions on Monday due to the ongoing health crisis and the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the region. As a result, the Eagles will not be able to host fans at Lincoln Financial Field. This information was communicated in an email this afternoon to Season Ticket Members.
The Eagles worked over the last several months with government agencies, public health experts, and league officials to develop health and safety protocols for the 2020 season. As part of this work and preparation, the Eagles and Lincoln Financial Field achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation for implementing the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in an effort to provide a safe experience at the stadium. The team presented a variety of scenarios regarding fan attendance, but at the beginning of the season it was determined that there would be no fans in attendance.
On October 13, the Eagles finalized plans that led to a limited capacity of fans returning to Lincoln Financial Field under the guidelines set forth by the National Football League and public health experts, and with the approval of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia. The stadium occupancy was limited to 7,500 total people – including players, coaches, staff, and media – for the games against the Ravens, Giants, and Cowboys.
As a result of Monday’s announcement, the Eagles will revert back to the setup for the two September home games. The Eagles have three remaining home games in the 2020 regular season, starting with a Monday night showdown against Seattle on November 30. The team will continue to work with the City of Philadelphia and notify fans of any changes in the coming weeks.