PHILADELPHIA - From 1958-70, the National Football League's (NFL) Philadelphia Eagles called the University of Pennsylvania's Franklin Field home, highlighting that run with its only NFL championship to date, in 1960. On Sunday, Aug. 10, the Eagles will return to their former home for one of three open practices during their 2014 Training Camp.
The open practice will begin at 12:15, and tickets are free. Seating will be assigned by section, but be general admission within that specific section. The on-sale date for tickets will be Wednesday, July 16 at 10 a.m. and can be obtained by logging onto www.PennAthletics.com/Eagles. (Please note that the web site will not be active until July 16.) There will be a limit of six (6) tickets per order. Ticketing questions can be directed to the Penn Box Office at (215) 898-6151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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, our goal remains 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 outgoing 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."
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 makes 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 make 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.