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Eagles expect to have the Linc at full capacity for the 2021 NFL season

The City of Philadelphia has given the team some good news.

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The Eagles haven’t played a home game in front of a packed house since the 2019 postseason, and after a tough 2020, the stands at Lincoln Financial Field are expected to be full once again in 2021. The organization released a statement regarding the City of Philadelphia’s announcement to lift stadium capacity limits in time for the 2021 NFL season.

As COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to climb, returning to stadiums for sporting events is a big step toward normalcy. There’s still a lot that can and needs to happen between now and the regular season kick-off in early-September, but the outlook is promising — which should be exciting for the new regime.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni brings the juice every day, and he should thrive with the energy Philly fans bring to The Linc on game days — but, he should also be prepared for the (understandably) high expectations this fan base continues to have for their team just a few years removed the Super Bowl.