Philadelphia’s “expectation” is that Eagles games won’t have fans

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The Eagles believed that Philadelphia’s ban of large public events and gatherings through February would not apply to them. The city believes it does.

“We have been in communication with the Eagles. We have told them our expectations are that they don’t have fans,” Philadelphia Managing Director Brian Albernathy said Tuesday, via the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Eagles had interpreted media accounts preceding Tuesday’s announcement as meaning that it did not apply to stadiums like Lincoln Financial Field, even thought it is owned by the city.

The Eagles will be permitted to play in Philadelphia, but without fans present. Abernathy added that he expects no issues, because NFL guidelines “remind teams that local authorities have the ability to ban fans.”

26 responses to “Philadelphia’s “expectation” is that Eagles games won’t have fans

  1. Can the Philthydelphia Football Team play without the most obnoxious fans in the NFL being at their games? We already know that Lame from Baltimore can’t play without fans and the guy who can’t play defense (and won’t) in the NBA, LeBrick James feels entitled to have fans worship his every defensive statue impersonation move.

  2. They didn’t say no one would attend. They said the Eagles don’t have fans. There’s a difference.

    “our expectations are that they don’t have fans.”

    No one likes the Iggles.

  3. seems the localities are making the decisions, since the NFL won’t do it for themselves.

  4. lesepi says:
    July 14, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Can the Philthydelphia Football Team play without the most obnoxious fans in the NFL being at their games? We already know that Lame from Baltimore can’t play without fans and the guy who can’t play defense (and won’t) in the NBA, LeBrick James feels entitled to have fans worship his every defensive statue impersonation move.
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    Still smarting about that Cowboys loss?

  5. “The Eagles had interpreted media accounts preceding Tuesday’s announcement as meaning that it did not apply to stadiums like Lincoln Financial Field, even thought it is owned by the city.”
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    The Eagles were “interpreting” media reports instead of actually checking on this themselves? That’s completely insane.

  6. Likewise, the fans shouldn’t expect any players, since there’s not going to be a season this year.

  7. Next week’s headline:

    NFL season nixed; Madden-based simulated football airs 09/10, Texans v. Chiefs

  8. Seems like there should be a uniform, league-wide policy on this one. The NFL didn’t want unfair advantages in draft preparation and they wouldn’t let anyone start prep until *everyone* could start pre.

    Seems like they should do the same with attendance.

    But ohhh…yeah….wait…greed.

    Right…I forgot about greed.

  9. The iggles will take a picture of you for $500 and put your picture in your seat !

  10. Regardless of whether you have fans, you still have over 100 people congregating in a confined area. IF the situation is such to close everything, then football should also stop.

  11. Players are all like, “Thank god. No frontrunners at the games”

    Those fans were happy when they one the luckiest sb in the history of the NFL and then they realized that their lives are completely unchanged and still miserable. They went straight back to be obnoxious haters of their team.

  12. Indybear says:
    July 14, 2020 at 3:54 pm
    Likewise, the fans shouldn’t expect any players, since there’s not going to be a season this year.
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    If professional soccer is currently having a season, there is no chance the NFL doesn’t have one either, even if it means no fans at games.

  13. What an absolute disgrace. Don’t we get any good news anymore? The ticket paying fans should make the decision. I find it hard to believe that every single person in the country have the coronary. As hot as they are, there is no point for the Eagles cheerleaders to show up in an empty stadium.

  14. The City of Philadelphia’s credit rating just took a bath. Revenue from fines associated with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and the occasional indecent exposure offenses that have occurred at Lincoln Financial have kept Philly afloat for some time.

  15. Won the luckiest…not one…..before all of the English teachers chime in.

  16. Youknowimright says:
    July 14, 2020 at 4:33 pm
    Players are all like, “Thank god. No frontrunners at the games”

    Those fans were happy when they one the luckiest sb in the history of the NFL and then they realized that their lives are completely unchanged and still miserable. They went straight back to be obnoxious haters of their team.

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    Eagles fans may be rowdy and obnoxious, but they’re loyal. Constantly in top 3-5 in the league in terms of loyalty, tracked by attendance stats. So say what you want.

  17. Youknowimright says:
    July 14, 2020 at 4:33 pm
    Players are all like, “Thank god. No frontrunners at the games”

    Those fans were happy when they one the luckiest sb in the history of the NFL and then they realized that their lives are completely unchanged and still miserable. They went straight back to be obnoxious haters of their team.

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    I wish my team had been lucky enough to score that many points against a BB coached defense. Oh yea with a backup QB.

    You’ve clearly never stepped foot in their city. Probably have also never been to a game. Like everywhere else in the NFL if you wear your gear and are not insane enough to gloat while doing so you will have a great time with some of the most knowledgeable people around the game. That goes for every Philly team.

    They work hard and play hard…just as it should be.

  18. C’mon folks… haven’t you heard, it’s all about the science..or SOMETHING.

  19. You’ve clearly never stepped foot in their city.

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    Actually I live a half hour west of philly. I have been to tons of philly sporting events. I went to temple. The saddest thing to me is to see how these people act, especially after a loss. The city has so many other concerning issues. Gun violence, drugs, poverty, and social injustice are rampant in Philadelphia and the city cares more about sports. It is dumb and sad.

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