The Philadelphia Eagles will be at home this year for training camp. After a long history of practicing at Lehigh University, the Eagles are making the switch to the familiar NovaCare Complex. While the location has changed camp, the fan attendance has not. The team announced dates and activities for training camp open practices this morning. The dates for the open practices are July 28th, August 5th, August 11th, August 17th and August 26th.
The Eagles official website lists the themes for each day:
• Sunday, July 28 - Alumni Day
The Eagles will recognize alumni players on the field prior to practice. In addition, some of the many honored players will begin signing autographs for fans in the HeadHouse Plaza at 10:30 am.
• Monday, August 5 - Military Appreciation Day
On Military Appreciation Day, presented by Dietz & Watson, the Eagles will honor members from all four branches of the military on the field prior to practice.
• Sunday, August 11 - Bobblehead Giveaways
The first 10,000 kids entering Lincoln Financial Field, ages 12-and-under, will receive their a LeSean McCoymini-bobblehead doll, courtesy of ACME.
• Saturday, August 17 - Health and Safety Day
The Eagles will honor members of the Philadelphia Police Force, Fire Department and First Responders on the 4th annual Health and Safety Day, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. In addition, fans can learn valuable information about health and wellness, emergency services and safety tips for the whole family.
The August 28th date has no specifically listed theme (Toga Party?!?!?). You can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster beginning June 18th. There is a limit of 8 tickets per practice.
Here are some more notable dates for training camp:
July 22nd: Rookies report to camp.
July 25th: Entire team reports to camp.
July 30th: First day off.
August 5th: First practice at Lincoln Financial Field
August 6th-7th: Practices against Patriots
August 9th: First preseason game against the Patriots
August 15th: Second preseason game against the Panthers
August 24th: Third preseason game at the Jaguars
August 29th: Fourth preseason game at the Jets