As summer winds down and fall draws nearer, it is the time of the year that all Philadelphia football fans have been awaiting.
The Philadelphia Eagles are beginning to finalize their roster to start another Super Bowl run.
Last Thursday, the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons kicked off the 2019-2020 NFL preseason with the annual Hall of Fame game, but this week the preseason will be in full swing as the rest of the league is set to play their first of four games.
If you're excited for Eagles football, here’s how you can make the most of this year’s preseason action:
When are the games?
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The following Thursday, Aug. 22, the team will return to the City of Brotherly love to host the Baltimore Ravens at 7:30 p.m.
How to watch?
NBC10 and Telexitos together will be airing all your coverage of the Eagles’ preseason matchups.
How do I get to the games? (SEPTA, ride hailing, taxi, bike)
SEPTA will offer extra service on the Broad Street Line on Aug. 8 for the Eagles vs. Titans game at Lincoln Financial Field. Trains will depart Fern Rock Transportation Station every 10 minutes beginning at 6:08 p.m.
SEPTA has also stated that it will most likely be offering extra service on the Broad Street Line on Aug. 22 for the Eagles vs. Ravens game at Lincoln Financial Field.
There will be at least three extra trains to improve the service and transportation from the stadium.
Where do I park?
Lincoln Financial Field is located at 1020 Pattison Ave., just north of Interstate 95 in the heart of Philadelphia. There are 38 small surface lots to choose from at the stadium. Some of these lots are available to the general public on a first-come, first-serve basis, while others are exclusively sold to season ticket holders in advance.
It costs $40 to park your car, but the FDR lot, which is about a mile walk to the stadium, costs $30.
About one-third of the parking lots at the stadium are designated for tailgating. The parking lots open five hours before kickoff for Eagles games and oversized parking for a bus or RV costs $80. You can talk to a parking attendant upon arrival for directions.
Grills and alcohol are allowed only in the tailgate-approved lots. Outside alcohol is not permitted into the stadium.
Only suite holders and club seat holders can reserve Lincoln Financial Field parking in advance.
It can take up to an hour to exit the lots after an Eagles game. However, fans can book a space at SpotHero “Closest to Exit” lot for the fastest route to the interstate after the game.
What about security checks?
To ensure the safety of the public, strict bag policies have been implemented by the NFL. According to the Lincoln Financial Field:
“The league and clubs review their public safety and stadium security policies every year looking for ways to improve them. The Committee on Stadium Security and Fan Conduct leads this review and obtains a wide range of information to assist in doing so. The committee strongly believed that it made sense to adjust our policy to enhance public safety and make stadium access more efficient by limiting the size and style of bags carried into the stadium. The public deserves to be in a safe, secure environment. This is about both safety and improving the overall fan experience.”
Are there any new stadium features?
To benefit families dealing with autism and other sensory challenges throughout the region, the Philadelphia Eagles, in partnership with KultureCity, have built a 500-square-foot, state-of-the-art sensory room designed by top medical professionals to ensure a quieter and more secure environment.
With the majority of the proceeds coming through the Eagles Autism Challenge, more than half a million dollars was raised for the cause.
According to a press release from the team, sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads are made available to all guests as part of their experience.
Are tickets still available?
Yes. Fans can still purchase tickets for all the upcoming Eagles' preseason and regular season games.