Eagles Announce 2014 Training Camp Dates, Including One Franklin Field Practice
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles announced their training camp schedule today that begins with all players reporting to the NovaCare Complex on Friday, July 25. This year’s training camp features three open practices, including one on Sunday, August 10 at historic Franklin Field, the home of the Eagles from 1958-70.
The two open practices at Lincoln Financial Field are set for Monday, July 28 and Sunday, August 3. All open practices are free of charge, but unlike last year, the two practices at Lincoln Financial Field will not require a ticket for entry. Like last year, the majority of the practices will be conducted at the NovaCare Complex and will be open to a limited number of invited guests, including season ticket members selected from every section of the stadium.
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
After hosting the New England Patriots at the NovaCare Complex in 2013, the Eagles will visit Foxboro for three days of joint practices with the Patriots leading up to their 2ndpreseason game at Gillette Stadium on Friday, August 15.
Start times for the open practices are slated for 12:15 pm, while the practice sessions at the NovaCare Complex are scheduled to begin at 11:45 am. These times, however, are subject to change.
“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.”
“We are excited to have the Eagles return to Franklin Field,” said Penn’s Director of Athletics, Steve Bilsky. “The Eagles enjoyed so many memorable moments here from 1958-70, and we think August 10 will be a great day for the franchise and the fans to revisit this historic venue. Penn is honored to welcome head coach Chip Kelly, his staff, and the Eagles players back to our campus, and we think it will be a fantastic day for everyone involved.”
Sports Authority is the official presenting sponsor of Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp.
Other Lincoln Financial Field Practice Information
- Parking – Parking for practices at Lincoln Financial Field will be free with lots opening three hours prior to the start of practice (9 am).
- Entry to stadium – The HeadHouse Plaza will open before practice at 10 am and the interior gates will open at 11 am. All fans should enter the stadium through the Northeast and Xfinity gates only.
- Seating – Without tickets, seating at Lincoln Financial Field will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Concessions – Concessions will be available inside the stadium. Alcoholic beverages will not be sold.
For the open practice at Franklin Field, the Eagles and University of Pennsylvania strongly encourage fans to utilize SEPTA:
Subway – Take the Market-Frankford (Blue) Line to the 34th street stop. Walk East (toward Center City) and make a right on 33rd Street. Franklin Field is located on 33rd Street between Walnut and Spruce Streets.
Subway-Surface Lines (Trolley Cars) – The 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 lines all make stops at 33rd and Market Streets. The 11, 13, 34 and 36 lines all make stops at 36th and Sansom Streets. Franklin Field is located on 33rd Street between Walnut and Spruce Streets (south of Market and Sansom).
SEPTA Regional Rail – All SEPTA Regional Rail lines stop at 30th Street Station. Franklin Field is just a short walk away. Walk West (away from Center City) three blocks on Market Street, and make a left onto 33rd Street. Franklin Field is located on 33rd Street between Walnut and South Streets. You can also transfer from 30th Street Station to the Airport, Media/Elwyn, or Wilmington lines that will stop at University City Station. Exit left off train to access stairway to South Street where Franklin Field is adjacent.