Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Eagles announce 2014 training camp schedule

Team will hold three open practices, including one at Franklin Field.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly watches rookies and selected veterans at work. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Eagles coach Chip Kelly watches rookies and selected veterans at work. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

The Philadelphia Eagles announced their 2014 training camp schedule on Wednesday, which begins on July 25 and is highlighted by an open practice at Franklin Field on August 10.

Last season was the first time in 17 years that the team did not hold camp at Lehigh University. Instead, they had several open practices for fans at Lincoln Financial Field. The team will do so again this year, and will invite a select number of guests - including season ticket holders - to their regular practice sessions at the NovaCare Complex.

This year, there will be two open practices at the Linc in addition to the one at Franklin Field. Those practices will be on July 28 and August 3. No tickets will be required for the open practices at the Linc.

The New England Patriots will also play a role, as they will hold joint practices with the Eagles in Foxboro. They were at NovaCare last season prior to the teams' preseason matchup on August 15. Last summer, the two teams practiced jointly in Philadelphia.

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  • "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."

    Tickets for the open practice at Franklin Field will be available beginning on July 16 at 10 a.m. at pennathletics.com/eagles. There will be a limit of six tickets per order.

    All three of the open practices will remain free of charge and are scheduled to begin at 12:15 p.m.

    Here is the full training camp schedule:

    July 25 - Full Team Reports
    July 26, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    July 27, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    July 28, 12:15 p.m. - Public Practice @ LFF
    July 29, Off - No Practice
    July 30, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    July 31, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 1, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 2, Off - No Practice
    August 3, 12:15 p.m. - Public Practice @ LFF
    August 4, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 5, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 6, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 7, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 8, 8:00 p.m. - Preseason @ Chicago

    August 9, Off - No Practice
    August 10, 12:15 p.m. - Public Practice @ Franklin Field
    August 11, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 12, 2:00 p.m. - Practice with Patriots
    August 13, 2:00 p.m. - Practice with Patriots
    August 14, TBD - Practice with Patriots
    August 15, 7:30 p.m. - Preseason @ New England

    August 16, Off - No Practice
    August 17, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 18, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 19, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 20, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 21, 7:30 p.m. - Preseason vs. Steelers

    August 22, , Off - No Practice
    August 23, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 24, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 25, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 26, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 27, 11:45 a.m. - Practice at NovaCare
    August 28, 7:00 p.m. - Preseason vs. Jets

    August 29, Off - No Practice

     

    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 a.m.). 
    •    Entry to stadium - The HeadHouse Plaza will open before practice at 10 a.m. and the interior gates will open at 11 a.m. 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 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.

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