Add the Philadelphia Eagles to the list of NFL teams preparing to pack their stadiums starting in August.
Per Chris McPherson of the club's website, the City of Philadelphia confirmed on Tuesday that it intends to remove any remaining stadium capacity restrictions on June 11, roughly two months before the start of preseason football games. The Eagles responded by confirming they're planning on filling Lincoln Financial Field to 100% capacity.
"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," Eagles president Don Smolenski said in the prepared statement. "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 were one of a handful of NFL teams that welcomed no fans to home games during the 2020 campaign due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like every other club, Philadelphia will release its full 2021 schedule at 7:45 p.m. ET Wednesday evening. Networks are expected to share their schedules for Week 1 at some point during the morning.