2021 isn’t looking so bad for the Philadelphia Eagles. The team not only came out of one of their best drafts in years, but now they will be welcoming back fans for the upcoming season.
Tuesday, May 12, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the city will lift its stadium capacity restrictions next month. Beginning May 21, seating availability will increase to 50 percent, with all restrictions ending June 11.
WE’RE BACK, BABY!
Last season, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a slew of restrictions across the city of Philadelphia. Fans were banned from attending home games with the exception of a four-week period occurring mid-season before regulations tightened again.
With the 2021-2022 season set to kick off in four months, the Philadelphia Eagles now anticipate all 67,594 seats at Lincoln Financial Field to be filled.
Yesterday after the news was released, the Eagles released a statement from team president Don Smolenski. He stated, “Today’s announcement by the City of Philadelphia to lift stadium capacity limits in time for the start of the 2021 NFL season is tremendous news for the Philadelphia Eagles, our fans, and the community. We are excited to welcome our fans home and look forward to Lincoln Financial Field returning to form as an unrivaled home-field advantage for our team. We have always been committed to providing our fans a great gameday experience in a safe, clean, and friendly environment. As we look ahead to a full stadium, we encourage our community to get vaccinated.”
The Eagles 2021 schedule was announced earlier today. The Birds will visit the Atlanta Falcons for Week 1. The NFL season begins Thursday, September 9.