Players and staff are scheduled to report on Friday, July 25th. These training camp practices will once again take place at the Eagles headquarters at the NovaCare Complex in south Philadelphia. Unlike the open training camp practices at Lehigh University during the Andy Reid era, this years' practices will once again be closed to the the fans. Media and select season ticket members will still be allowed to attend.
The good news for fans is that the Eagles will be holding three open practicesand they're free of charge. Two of those practices will be taking place at Lincoln Financial Field: Monday, July 28 and Sunday, August 3. Unlike last year, tickets will not be required for practices at The Linc.
The third and final open practice is going to be held on Sunday, August 10th at Franklin Field, which is pretty cool because that's where the Eagles used to play from 1958–70. Tickets will be required for this practice session. More info:
Tickets for the open practice at Franklin Field will be available beginning on Wednesday, July 16 at 10 am by logging onto PennAthletics.com/Eagles. There will be a limit of six (6) tickets per order. Ticketing questions can be answered by calling 215-898-6151 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind that practices closed to the public will start at 11:45 AM EST. The three practices open to the public will begin at 12:15 PM EST.
As Chip Kelly confirmed last week, the Eagles will be heading up to New England for a couple of days for joint training camp practices with the Patriots. Both teams will practice together during the three days leading up to their August 15th preseason game.
It's worth noting the total of three open practices is less than what the Eagles offered last year. Team president Don Smolenski addressed this in a statement released by the team:
"We are looking forward to another summer of Eagles football in Philadelphia," said Eagles President Don Smolenski. "Although the total number of open practices has been reduced from last year due to events in and around our stadium as well as the joint practice sessions in Foxboro, we remain committed to providing our fans a fun atmosphere as they get an up-close look at our team, including what we think will be a special day at Franklin Field."
Bleeding Green Nation (as in, myself) will be reporting to training camp practice each and every day so make sure you stay tuned here for complete coverage.
Only one month to go!