If you’re lucky enough to land tickets, there are things you need to know before going to a Philadelphia Eagles game.

A home game starts with a ride to the stadium, whether it’s in a car or on Septa. It includes the tailgate, the game itself, and the camaraderie of over 67,000 of your best friends in Philadelphia.

Games at Lincoln Financial Field

Lincoln Financial Field opened in 2003. It quickly became a staple of the South Philadelphia sports complex when it replaced the old Veterans Stadium.

The gameday experience at the Linc is one of the best of any NFL stadium. The Eagles have played 20 seasons there. The building has hosted four NFC Championship Games, and the Eagles have clinched all three of their Super Bowl appearances during that time span at home.

They are also 8-4 in the 12 playoff games in the Linc’s history. From the 4th & 26 game against the Packers to the unforgettable victory over the Vikings to clinch a spot in Super Bowl LII to last season’s slaughter of the 49ers, Eagles fans have their share of memories at the Linc.

Getting Ready for 2023

A gameday experience includes more than just the game. Swoop, the cheerleaders, the food and drinks, and the whole atmosphere of the stadium also make an Eagles game an excellent experience.

Whether it’s your first or your 100th trip down to the Linc, things are always changing at the stadium. 

Get ready to slap five, scream E-A-G-L-E-S, and see Jalen Hurts and the Birds in action by giving yourself a refresher.

Here are 9 things you need to know before going to a Philadelphia Eagles game.

  • Who Will They Be Playing?

    It’s not always a no-brainer. You’ll have your Eagles gear on, but make sure a jacket, a hat, or any other clothes you wear don’t rep the visiting colors. Also, just completely avoid wearing any Dallas Cowboys gear.

    Philadelphia Eagles Fans at Lincoln Financial Field

  • Where Is A Good Place To Park?

    Most lots surrounding the sports complex open 4.5 hours before kickoff on Eagles gamedays. Make sure you know which lots permit tailgating and which ones don’t. Visit K Lot or Jetro for the best party scenes!

    If you’d rather take public transportation to the game, NRG Station is the terminal stop on the Broad Street Line (Orange Line). It lets riders out at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, about three blocks from the Linc.

    Philadelphia Eagles Fans at Lincoln Financial Field

  • What Time Can You Get In?

    The Pepsi Plaza usually opens three hours before home games for the first arrivals, and the other gates follow. An early arrival at the gate means less of a crowd to move through to work your way through security, grab some food and a drink, and get settled in your seats.

    Philadelphia Eagles Fans at Lincoln Financial Field

  • How Will the Fan Screening Process Work?

    Limit what you bring into the stadium to make the screening process simpler. The Linc allows clear bags 12 x 6 x 12 or smaller inside. Fans can’t bring larger purses or bags besides small wallets into the game. Try to address any questions about bags before you get to the game.

    Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles

  • How Do You Access Your Tickets?

    Eagles tickets are now completely digital. For the easiest method, have your digital tickets accessible on a smartphone at the gate on gamedays. Make sure that phone is charged and ready to go.

    Cell Phone

  • What Time Does The Game Begin?

    The Eagles are on so many primetime games this year. This one used to be a no-brainer, but it isn’t anymore. When you’re going to see one of the premier teams, you’ll need to consider that the NFL wants them on TV all the time.

    Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field

  • What Will the Weather Be Like?

    Check the weather. The NFL regular season starts in September and ends in the early part of January. Philadelphia also expects another deep playoff run. You’ll need to know whether to wear your current midnight green t-shirt or that retro Kelly Green jacket you bought.

    Philadelphia Eagles Fans at Lincoln Financial Field

  • Where Can You Get the Best Eats?

    You could go with a cheesesteak, and crab fries from Chickie’s and Pete’s should be on the table. There are plenty of options at the Linc. Many fans will be interested in a cold drink too.

    Philadelphia Cheesesteaks

  • Is There Anything Special Happening?

    Sometimes, the Eagles will give away rally towels or other items to all fans. They also honor a military veteran as a “Hometown Hero” every game. You might even see a flyover during the National Anthem if you’re lucky.

    Lincoln Financial Field on Gameday

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