Philadelphia Eagles cleared to host limited fans at home games

The Philadelphia Eagles have been given the green light to have fans in the stands starting Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

The stadium occupancy will be limited to 7,500 people, which includes players, coaches, team and stadium personnel. That allows for 5,500 to 6,000 fans to be in attendance, a source said.

"We have been working very closely with state and local officials, public health experts and the National Football League on a number of scenarios to safely bring Eagles fans back to Lincoln Financial Field," Eagles president Don Smolenski said. "After many thoughtful and active discussions, we are thrilled to announce that the fan experience will return to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday."

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced new amendments to guidelines for safe gathering in the state last week, permitting outdoor gatherings in venues with a capacity of more than 10,000 to 15% of maximum capacity, leading to fans being in attendance at Heinz Field for Sunday's game between the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.

The city of Philadelphia announced it had eased its restrictions Monday, allowing the Eagles to follow suit. Tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday for season-ticket holders who opted into the 2020 season, with the ability for them to purchase as many as six tickets in the same seating pod. Any remaining tickets would then go on sale to the general public.

Each seating pod has been spaced out to allow six feet of distance in all directions. Fans are encouraged to purchase blocks of tickets and attend games with family and other trusted acquaintances.