The Philadelphia Eagles welcome their fans back to ‘The Linc’ in Week 6!
Now, the miracle that has been NFL football in 2020 feels a little more like real football again. After seeing some very happy Pennsylvanians in the stands for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers games, some of us may have known that there was a strong possibility of this happening. Now, we can say it officially.
Fans will be allowed to attend the Eagles’ home clash with the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6, in a limited capacity of course. So grab a Pepsi, settle in next to one of those cardboard cutouts, share a few nachos with them. Do whatever you do, but those fake cheers (and boos) that we heard in Week 2 and Week 3 will need to have some real crowd noise mixed in.
What better news could you hear if you’re a ‘Birds’ fan?
Here are a few tidbits that Philadelphia Eagles fans need to know.
According to a report from Chris McPherson of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, here are a few additional particulars.
"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 Eagles have finalized plans that will lead to a limited capacity of fans returning to Lincoln Financial Field, starting this Sunday. The stadium occupancy will be limited to 7,500 total people, which includes players, coaches, team and stadium personnel, media, and fans."
As every ‘Birds’ fan knows, October 18th at 1 p.m. EST is the scheduled date of the Eagles’ third home game of the 2020 campaign, and this one is against the reigning NFL MVP and the AFC North’s champion from the 2019 regular season, Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.
Philly’s first two games at ‘The Linc’ have resulted in a loss and a tie, and this is the final leg of one of two tough stretches of games before the ‘Birds’ take on two divisional rivals, the New York Giants on Thursday October 22nd and the now Andy Dalton-led Dallas Cowboys on November 1st. Both of those games are in primetime.
Don’t expect the ‘Birds’ or their fans to look past Week 6 as this is anything but a trap game. This is their first meeting with Jackson and the high-powered Ravens. This will be another test of how talented this Eagles team truly is. At least they’ll have about 7,500 of the NFL’s most loyal fans and those cardboard cutouts in their corner.