PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The head coach isn’t the only big change for the Philadelphia Eagles this year. Training camp at Lehigh University, once a rite of passage for both players and fans alike, is coming home.

Camp will be held at the Novacare Practice Facility in South Philadelphia this year, and not open for the public daily as it once was. Chip Kelly and the Eagles are following the lead of many NFL teams who have moved training camp back to their home practice facility.

The fans are not locked out completely though, as there will be five “open practices” for fans to watch, with free admission, held at Lincoln Financial Field.

With training camp just a week away, Here’s what you need to know about going:



DATE: July 28, 2013

TIME: 12:30 pm

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.


DATE: August 5, 2013

TIME: 12:30 pm

On Military Appreciation Day, presented by Dietz & Watson, the Eagles will honor members from all five branches of the military on the field prior to practice.


DATE: August 11, 2013

TIME: 12:30 pm

The first 10,000 kids entering Lincoln Financial Field ages 12-and-under will receive a LeSean McCoy mini-bobblehead doll, presented by ACME.


DATE: August 17, 2013

TIME: 12:30 pm (could be moved to 8:15am pending time of Phillies game)

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.

DATE: August 26, 2013

TIME: 12:30 PM


All open practices will be held at Lincoln Finanacial Field


Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are no longer available for the July 28th practice, and limited tickets remain for the other four. They can be obtained by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or by visiting There is an eight ticket limit per person.


Parking for practices at Lincoln Financial Field will be free with lots opening three hours prior to the start of practice (9:30 AM).


The HeadHouse Plaza will open before practice at 10:30 am and the interior gates will open at 11:30 AM. All fans should enter the stadium through the Northeast and Xfinity gates only.


Concessions will be available, but beer will not be sold.

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