For the first time during the 2020 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles will have some (real) fans in the stands when they host the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Finacial Field this Sunday.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf previously cleared fans to return to sporting events in limited capacity last week but the Eagles were still waiting on approval from the City of Philadelphia. That has since been granted.
Here are the key details you need to know, via the team’s official website:
The stadium occupancy will be limited to 7,500 total people, which includes players, coaches, team and stadium personnel, media, and fans.
Ticket sales for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens and next Thursday night’s game against the New York Giants begin on Wednesday for Season Ticket Members who opted into the 2020 season.
Tickets will be sold in groups with the ability to purchase as many as six tickets in the same seating pod. Any remaining tickets for the Ravens and Giants games will go on sale to the general public at a later date. Single-game tickets for the remaining 2020 home games will go on sale at a later date.
Fans will obviously be required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing practices since, you know, we’re obviously still going through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Eagles went 0-1-1 in their first and only two home games without fans. Maybe having some (limited) supporters in the seats will help give them a boost. Or maybe it’ll just be an opportunity for fans to boo a team that’s played poorly more often than not this year.
As a reminder, here’s a look at the Eagles’ six remaining home games this season:
Week 6 - vs. Baltimore Ravens (Oct. 18, 1:00 PM ET)
Week 7 - vs. New York Giants (Oct. 22, 8:20 PM ET) Thursday Night Football
Week 8 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 1, 8:20 PM ET) Sunday Night Football
Week 12 - vs. Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 30, 8:15 PM ET) Monday Night Football
Week 14 - vs. New Orleans Saints (Dec. 13, 4:25 PM ET)
Week 17 - vs. Washington Football Team (Jan. 3, 1:00 PM ET)