BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Philadelphia Eagles are set to begin training camp at Lehigh University’s Goodman Campus for the 14th consecutive year. The players will arrive in Bethlehem on Sunday, July 26 to prepare for the start of their annual training camp, which begins the next day with rookies and selected veterans. All remaining veterans are slated to be in camp on July 29. The last day for fans to check out all of the action will be August 11 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 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.
“Since I first set foot on campus in 1999, our football team has had nothing but first-class treatment at Lehigh University,” Eagles head coach Andy Reid explained. “Their facilities are top-notch. We are proud to be affiliated with Lehigh University as the summer home of the Philadelphia Eagles.”
For additional information and scheduling updates on the Eagles’ training camp at Lehigh, check out the Eagles’ web site or call the Eagles’ training camp hotline at (610) 758-6868.