UPDATE (Oct. 8 at 2:07 PM)
We’ll hear more about fans potentially returning to the Linc next week.
City of Philly announces they will review these new state guidelines and make a decision about whether to allow this in Philly next Tuesday https://t.co/W7ZHSfixBs— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) October 6, 2020
The Steelers WILL be able to have fans for this week’s Eagles game.
The Steelers WILL host fans at Heinz Field on Sunday against the Eagles.— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 6, 2020
They will make 5,500 seats in the lower bowl available, priority given to season-ticket holders who did not opt out this season.
Fans must wear masks, no tailgating permitted in stadium parking lots.
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.
Thanks to the no good coronavirus pandemic, the Philadelphia Eagles have had to play their first two games at Lincoln Financial Field without fans in the stands. Could that change moving forward? Here’s the latest update from Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf:
Gov. Wolf has amended coronavirus restrictions, so that as many as 7,500 fans could be allowed at Eagles or Steelers games. HOWEVER, the city’s restrictions would still stand in the way of the Eagles having fans at Lincoln Financial Field, for now.— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) October 6, 2020
So, the Eagles are still waiting on clearance from the City of Philadelphia.
The Eagles’ next home game is 12 days away from the time of this writing. Here’s a look at their six remaining games at the Linc:
Week 6 - vs. Baltimore Ravens (Oct. 18, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 7 - vs. New York Giants (Oct. 22, 8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon) Thursday Night Football
Week 8 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 1, 8:20 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 12 - vs. Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 30, 8:15 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 14 - vs. New Orleans Saints (Dec. 13, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 17 - vs. Washington Football Team (Jan. 3, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
While it’s currently unclear when Philly fans will be allowed in the stands, the Eagles’ Week 5 opponent might have spectators sitting in the seats. The Pittsburgh Steelers are obviously also impacted by Governor Wolf’s announcement. We’ll see if their city gives clearance for fans to attend the game at Heinz Field.
Some NFL teams have been allowed to have limited fan attendance so far this season; our friends over at DraftKings Nation have been doing a good job of tracking it all.