Tailgating might be as essential to attending an Eagles game as singing along to "Fly Eagles Fly," but the team will not be allowing fans to do so before home games this season. Coming on the heels of announcing that they will have a few thousand tickets available for fans for this Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Eagles have ruled that tailgating will not be permitted beforehand.
According to the team, gates to the Linc will open 90 minutes before kickoff and the surrounding parking lots will open 120 minutes before kickoff, as drivers are directed to a specific parking space. Congregating in the lots is a no-go.
The type of fan willing to go to a home game given the current health climate, to say nothing of the team's on-field woes, probably won't take too kindly to not being able to tailgating in the infamous K Lot and Jetro Lot ahead of time. Beyond the obvious safety concerns, the Eagles might be inadvertently saving themselves from some well-lubricated booing along the way.