Philadelphia Eagles



Aug 6, 2021; Philadelphia, PA, Stadium tour at Lincoln Financial Field. (Photo by John Geliebter/Philadelphia Eagles)

The Philadelphia Eagles excitedly welcome fans back home to Lincoln Financial Field, beginning with the first of two public practices one happened yesterday, Sunday, August 8, the next one on Sunday, August 22. Tickets are on sale for $10 – with all proceeds benefiting the Eagles Autism Foundation – and can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com.

Eagles President Don Smolenski

“We are thrilled to welcome Eagles fans home to Lincoln Financial Field,” said Philadelphia Eagles President Don Smolenski. “We are all looking forward to hearing a chorus of 70,000 people singing ‘Fly Eagles Fly’ this season. For generations – from Franklin Field to the Vet, and now at Lincoln Financial Field – there has been an incredible bond between the fans and the team. That connection was dearly missed this past year and we cannot wait to have Eagles fans bring their passion and energy to spark Lincoln Financial Field back to life.

Norman Vossschulte – Director of Fan Experience

As part of Lincoln Financial Field’s official reopening, its signature gameday experience will offer new and reimagined club spaces, amenities, fan activations, and Aramark concessions. On Friday, August 6, the Eagles hosted a stadium tour for media to showcase some of these enhanced features that Lincoln Financial Field will now be offering, and I attended.

The press conference before the tour

Know Before You Go The Eagles are on top of keeping you safe:

  • It is Lincoln Financial Field policy that guests do not come to the game if they have COVID-19, COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID-19.
  • The CDC strongly recommends that all fans who are not fully vaccinated wear a face covering unless they are eating or drinking. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear one outdoors. However, the City of Philadelphia Health Department strongly recommends that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a face covering in all public indoor places.
  • Numerous TORK hand sanitizer stations are available throughout Lincoln Financial Field. Fans and staff are encouraged to frequently sanitize and wash their hands.
  • Smoking is prohibited at Lincoln Financial Field.
  • Fans are encouraged to download the free COVID Alert PA app to help with contact tracing efforts.
Catherine Carlson, Senior Vice President, Revenue and Strategy

Jameson Bar (Section 105/106 on the main concourse)

  • The branded whiskey bar will feature six signature cocktails and will be open to fans 21 and older.
Aug 6, 2021; Philadelphia, PA, Stadium tour at Lincoln Financial Field. (Photo by John Geliebter/Philadelphia Eagles)

Definitely one of my favorite spots, watching the game on the field, in the end zone. Now that would be thrilling. A birds eye view of the game, plus all the action in the stands, a private bathroom nearby and food:

DraftKings Field Club

  • Offers a true VIP experience and exclusive game day access featuring a sideline pen in the north end zone, hospitality arrangements in the private club space, and more.
Aug 6, 2021; Philadelphia, PA, Stadium tour at Lincoln Financial Field. (Photo by John Geliebter/Philadelphia Eagles)

Then there’s the new Fox Bet Lounge, located right next to the players entrance into the Linc. If you’re not too cool for school you can wave to them as they head to work, that’s if you notice as you enjoy your beverages and food at the all inclusive membership club. Prices start at $5,500 a year, per seat you already have a season ticket for in the stands.

In the photo on the right, there’s a double window, mirror in the center. THAT lets you watch the post game press conference, while enjoying your all inclusive beverages and food. Now that is cool.

New Menu Offerings

  • Two Locals Brewing Company (Section 132)
  • The Pierogie Place (Section 125)
  • Philip’s Steaks (Section 101)
  • Love & Honey Fried Chicken (Section 108)
  • Grilled Korean Chicken Sandwich (Club Level Markets)

Returning Favorites

  • Chickie’s & Pete’s Crabfries (available at 21 locations)
  • Tony Luke’s Roast Pork Italian (Section 112)
  • Zac’s Burgers (Section 110)
  • Popcorn for the People (Club Level Markets)
  • Bassets BBQ (Pepsi Plaza)
  • McNally’s Tavern (Pepsi Plaza)
  • Philly Fry (Section 113)
  • Quick & Carmichael BBQ (Club Level Action Stations and Section 134)
  • Fuku (Section 114)

Meet ME AT:

LifeBrand Gate

  • LifeBrand, a rising tech start-up from West Chester, received naming rights to Lincoln Financial Field’s Northeast Gate as part of a new sponsorship agreement in April 2021. (which is adjacent to Pepsi Plaza. PS PhillyChitChat is always looking for sponsors or advertisements. I like the sound of Pepsi PhillyChitChat.) All this talk of food, is making me hungry. I can’t wait to go back to the Linc and enjoy some more Pierogies and Love & Honey Chicken!!

Eagles offer fans the chance to purchase cardboard cutouts for games at the Linc to support Eagles Autism Foundation

On Monday, the Eagles announced that they are offering season ticket holders and fans the chance to buy cardboard cutouts in a seat at Lincoln Financial Field for a $100 donation, with the proceeds going to the Eagles Autism Foundation.

“While we wish we could pack Lincoln Financial Field with 70,000 screaming fans every game this year, circumstances will require us to be Together Apart for at least a portion of the season. But, you can still be a part of the gameday action with an Eagles Fan Cutout at Lincoln Financial Field. Put on your gameday best and upload a photo of yourself so that you can still join us on gamedays, even while you’re watching from the comfort and safety of your own home. Eagles fan cutouts are only $100 each, with net proceeds benefiting Eagles Autism Foundation. Purchase of a fan cutout will also waive the registration fee for the 2021 Eagles Autism Challenge event, if you choose to participate.”

Fan cutouts will remain at Lincoln Financial Field during the 2020 season, as long as governmental guidelines continue to prohibit fans from attending games. If fan attendance guidelines change, cutouts may be removed from the seating bowl to accommodate in person attendees. Head over to HERE for step by step instructions as well as FYI.


Jason Kelce Beer, WaterBoys Conquer, and more Philly Gossip

Jason Kelce Beer, WaterBoys Conquer, and more Philly Gossip

Hope everyone had a great weekend, it was beautiful and gorgeous with the snow. I hear we are expecting a dusting Tuesday into Wednesday with the bulk of the storm hitting New England. Let’s see what are friends are up to.

Kory Aversa and Jennifer Logue, editor of Arts & Culture at Metro Philly at the first Newsmakers Round Table
held at the Pyramid Club every first Tuesday. Next up Marilyn Russell, Cari Feiler Bender and than moi in June.



Yesterday Eagles Jason Kelce stopped by Broken Goblet Brewing, in Bristol to help launch “No One Likes Us, We Don’t Care” IPA, with him was pal Connor Barwin,

who’s foundation Make the World Better Foundation received a 10% donation from the sale of the beer.

Speaking of Connor Barwin, he recently join Philadelphia Eagles Chris Long (above) and a group celebrities from the USA National Football League (NFL) and other sports organizations on a successful five day expedition, climbing to the highest peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.


The expedition was organized by the US based Worldforce International and the Chris Long foundation “WaterBoys” in the US side but in close collaboration with Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) targeting raising funds for sustainable water systems to communities. (source)

Connor Barwin, who maintains a residence in Fishtown with wife Laura Barwin, also gave us an update on the progress of Smith Park in South Philly.


Earlier this week I ran into Evan “OG” Harden of the Philadelphia Bar League (Calisthenics), at the opening of Chopper’s Hatchet House he’s helping design the Fitness Pod at Smith Park along with Connor Barwin. Look for news of it’s grand re-opening soon.


Congrats to Micah Gerhartm Assistant Athletic Trainer – Philadelphia Eagles and Korinne Patrice, Eagles Youth Partnership, the charitable foundation of the Philadelphia Eagles Football team who got engaged over the weekend.

Another happy engagement happened at Citizen Bank Park over the weekend when Luke Butler proposed to Megon Ungar . Luke currently works for Curalate, a leading marketing technology company that enables brands to sell online more effectively, but for 8 years served as a spokesman for the City of Philadelphia and a speechwriter for Mayor Nutter, and Megon, now at  ‎Tempest, used to be at PHLCVB for several years.

Congrats to philanthropic socialites Cindy Caccuro and Uri Jacobson who were married last weekend.


Congrats to Marissa Reale, when she graduates Temple University in May she will be taking a full time position with  Braithwaite Communications.  Marissa has previously interned with 6ABC and Vault Communications.

Looks like The PokeSpot at 1804 Chestnut Street is getting ready to open it’s doors soon.

See you tomorrow on PhillyChitChat where I’ll have a wrap up to the Phila Flower Show, and this week the Choppers Hatchet opening party, 12 new contemporary Fishtown townhouses brought to you by @adamsgroupmarket and photos from several James Beard events I’ll be shooting. In the meantime go out and enjoy the day, and make memories.