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Football season is here, which means that every Sunday a large part of the city puts everything down and turns its eyes to the Philadelphia Eagles. When you go to your first home game at Lincoln Financial Field, affectionately known as “The Linc,” be sure to consult these tips on our guide to going to the Eagles game.

Tailgate

Going to see the Philadelphia Eagles should begin with the same thing as going to any other pro or college football game: a proper tailgate. Out of towners can grab a cheap grill, some burgers and dogs to join crazed fans in the parking lot, or invest in a curated tailgate experience at an outdoor patio with open bar.

Get Amped Up at Headhouse Plaza

Eagles fans gather in between parking lot beers and kickoff at Headhouse Plaza. This commemorative 100,00-square-foot hangout at Linc features a big screen with pre-game commentary, pro shops, food vendors and more.

Show Up and Cheer Hard

Philly fans are known for being passionate, with their heart-warming send offs of former coach Andy Reid and quarterback Donovan McNabb, and relentless with acts like throwing snowballs at Santa Claus in 1968. When attending your first game, get in the action and cheer hard for the home team with these famous fans.

Sample Some Local Treats

The Linc is filled with fun food chosen to complement your Philadelphia football watching experience. In true local form, one of the most popular offerings is a cheesesteak with wiz and peppers. The Quick and Carmichael BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich with housemade slaw is another popular pick for your halftime snack.

Chant, “Fly Eagles Fly”

A ritual for hometown fans of the Philadelphia Eagles since the old days, you need to be ready to chant these words when they score a touchdown. In unison with the rest of the crowd, indulge in the local battle cry, “Fly Eagles Fly.”

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