Owls & Eagles fans had accepted the idea that they would have to watch every game from home, but now fans will be returning to Lincoln Financial Field in 2020.
It was announced today (10/13), that the city of Philadelphia will permit the public to attend outdoor sporting events with a max capacity of 7,500. This means that as soon as Sunday, the Eagles will have fans back at the Linc for their week 6 matchup vs Baltimore.
For Temple, their home opener is this Saturday (12pm) vs South Florida. The game will not be open to the public. However, the matinee contest will be attended by the families of Temple players, coaches & staff. This will allow for the university and its medical team to monitor the game for health and safety before tickets can go out to the public.
The university is confident that all will go well, and if it should, Temple Athletics will provide fans with a three game season ticket plan.
The Owls’ other three home games this season are the following:
- vs SMU on November 5th
- vs ECU on November 21st
- vs Cincinnati on November 28th
This all comes after the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania lifted its ban on allowing the public to attend large outdoor events. We saw Pittsburgh first utilize this when we saw 4,708 file into Heinz Field on Sunday in the Eagles-Steelers week 5 matchup.
So far, there are no comments from Temple Athletics, Temple Football or the university on the matter.