Getting There: The ISEPTAPHILLY Blog

Eagles Open Practices

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Updated 7/28/17.

This Sunday, 7/30, the Eagles return to for their first of two open practices! Gates open at 8:30a as the team will honor the nation's Armed Forces at Military Appreciation Day presented by Dietz & Watson. Youth Day is the theme for the second open practice on Sunday, 8/6. Both practices are slated to begin at 10a and are free of charge to the public. Tickets are not required for entry, and seating at Lincoln Financial Field will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you’re heading down to the stadium, avoid the traffic and the parking hunt - leave the driving to SEPTA. As usual, the best way from home to home field (and back again) is the Broad Street Line. Hop it south to AT&T Station (last stop). To avoid the line on the way home, don't forget your SEPTA Key!

SEPTA's Broad Street Line drops you steps from Lincoln Financial Field. Trains run every 8 to 10 minutes. It takes about 11 minutes to travel from City Hall to AT&T Station on a local train. Immediately following the end of the practice, fans can find northbound trains waiting to provide local and express service back towards Center City and Fern Rock Transportation Center.

One way fare on the Broad Street Line is $2.50 cash. You must have exact change if paying the cashier. The cashier cannot make change. Quick Trips are available from Fare Kiosks located in every station on the Broad Street Line. The kiosks accept credit/debit cards and cash [no exact change needed!]. Note, a Quick Trip is a one-way ticket, good for 24 hours. It can only be used at the station from which it is purchased. You can purchase your return Quick Trip from a Fare Kiosk at AT&T Station.

Your best bet, is a SEPTA Key Card. Like a Quick Trip, it is also available from the Fare Kiosks but unlike a Quick Trip, it is reloadable and reusable. The SEPTA Key Travel Wallet allows you to pay as you go and you'll receive a discount for each ride ($2 versus the $2.50 cash fare). It's just like using a token without all that heavy metal in your pocket or purse, and it's certainly much better than paying with cash. You must load a minimum of $10 [which will get you 5 rides]. Register your SEPTA Key at https://www.septakey.org/ in case you lose it - and while you're there, set up auto reload so your SEPTA Key is ready to go all season long! Please note, funds in your Travel Wallet can only be used to pay for one (1) person. It cannot be tapped multiple times to pay for anyone traveling with you.

All Regional Rail Lines, the Market-Frankford Line, PATCO and many trolley and bus routes provide convenient connections with the Broad Street Line. In addition to the Broad Street Line, SEPTA Bus Routes 4 and 17 will drop you right in the middle of all the action.

You can even your flash your SEPTA Pass or SEPTA Key for more than just a ride. With Perks, score discounts at a number of local businesses by flashing your valid TransPass, TrailPass, One Day Independence Pass, or SEPTA Key. McFadden’s Ballpark Restaurant & Saloon offers 15% off your total bill and is just down the road from Lincoln Financial Field. If you’re looking for some Eagles gear, head to the Eagles Pro Shop for 10% off your purchase. 

GO EAGLES! 

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