Philadelphia Eagles return to Lehigh for 16th straight year
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – With a labor dispute in the rearview mirror the Philadelphia Eagles are set to begin training camp at Lehigh University’s Goodman Campus for the 16th consecutive year. The end of the National Football League’s 132-day lockout on Monday allowed teams to get back to football. The Eagles reported to Lehigh on Wednesday and will make Bethlehem their home for the next three weeks.
After reporting on Wednesday, Eagles players will work out in private over the next two days before the team holds its first public workout Saturday morning. All practices will be open to the public, except those the day before a preseason game. The last day for fans to check out all of the action will be August 16 with the Eagles leaving campus the next day.
Fans can watch Eagles practice on the John C. Whitehead practice fields and get a glimpse of their favorite players for no admission fee. There is free parking throughout the Goodman Campus for the plethora of fans that come throughout the region to watch the camp. In addition to a free view of the Eagles in action, other nearby activities include an autograph tent, activities for children, and the Eagles also offer NFL-style skills tests to fans on the adjacent Lehigh outdoor track.
During their three week stay at Lehigh, the Eagles lift weights in the A. Haigh Cundey Varsity House – Lehigh’s strength training center, practice on Lehigh’s three natural grass fields, and stay in air-conditioned dormitory rooms. On most days the Eagles have two practice sessions, a contact practice in the morning and an afternoon walk-through, and the majority of them are open to the public at no cost. Swarms of Philadelphia and local newspapers, as well as television and radio networks are present to cover the Eagles’ activities each day.
For additional information and scheduling updates on the Eagles’ training camp at Lehigh, fans are encouraged to visit the Eagles’ web site via the link below.