The Philadelphia Eagles have had a rough go the past couple of weeks and the team is desperate for some good news. With wide receiver DeSean Jackson bringing unwanted media attention to himself and the franchise, it seems as though the mood in Philly won't be getting any better with recent news about the upcoming season.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that Philadelphia fans won't be enjoying Eagles football this 2020 NFL season, at least not live in Lincoln Financial Field.
According to Florio, Philadelphia Managing Director Brian Albernathy said, “We have been in communication with the Eagles. We have told them our expectations are that they don’t have fans.” Abernathy added that he does not expect to encounter any push back because as per NFL guidelines “local authorities have the ability to ban fans.”
As of writing, the City of Philadelphia has yet to experience any major COVID-19 outbreaks and city officials would likely want to keep it that way. Multiple reports claimed that the city government had issued a cancellation of all large events and gatherings within the city all the way up to February of next year.
The Eagles will be permitted to play in Philadelphia, but without fans present.
Doug Pederson and his team are coming off three straight postseason appearances including the 2017 Super Bowl win. With Carson Wentz healthy and having just led them to an NFC East title, the Eagles are poised to make another run at the playoffs in the 2020 NFL season.