This week marks our second consecutive year of joint practices with the New England Patriots. This time, New England plays host, which means one thing: It’s time to paint Foxborough, Mass. green. Here is a rundown of everything Eagles Nation needs to know to join us in New England ...
UPDATE: The joint practice scheduled for Wednesday, August 13 will not be open to the public.
Journey To Foxborough
322 Miles: The distance from our Eagles Nest, Lincoln Financial Field, to the home of the Patriots, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
- By Car: 5 hours, 23 minutes
- By Plane: 1 hour, 10 minutes
- By Train: 8 hours, 24 minutes
- By Bicycle: 32 hours (You could shave a couple hours off if you’re an experienced cycler like
- By Foot: 96 hours (Just in time for Friday’s kickoff!)
August 12 And 13: Joint Practices
Like your Eagles, the Patriots hold Training Camp at their team facility. This week’s joint practices, which are free and open to the public, will take place at Gillette Stadium. And like Eagles Nation, Patriots fans line up early to get prime spots with the first-come, first-serve seating process.
- Joint practices begin at 2 pm on August 12 and 13, typically gates open 30 minutes early (subject to change).
- Parking: Free for both practices. Fans arriving from the north should use the P6 entrance while fans driving from the south should enter the P8 entrance. View Gillette Stadium parking map.
- Rain policy, from Patriots.com: When the Patriots are forced to practice indoors due to inclement weather or poor field conditions, those practices will be closed to the public. For that reason, we stress the importance that fans and media visit Patriots.com or call the training camp hotline at 508-549-0001 prior to every practice for up-to-the-minute changes in the daily practice schedule.
- Security policy: All NFL stadiums operate under the All Clear policy. Click here for full details.
- Additional joint practices details (concessions, prohibited items and more) are available here.
Off The Field
Foxborough is roughly 30 miles south of Boston, the largest city and, fittingly, the capital of Massachusetts. Known for its fresh seafood and baked beans, there’s plenty of birdseed to go around when Eagles Nation comes to town. And like our City of Brotherly Love, sports are held in high regard.
If you can’t make it into Gillette Stadium for Friday’s showdown, Eagles Nation can find refuge at two sports bars around town: Champions and The Baseball Tavern. According to Yelp, Champions’ private back room is reserved for Eagles fans on gameday, while The Baseball Tavern enjoys a close proximity to Fenway Park in the heart of downtown Boston. As long as Eagles Nation represents, it sounds like you can’t go wrong with either sports bar.
Located in Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
The Baseball Tavern
1270 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
Eagles Nation Everywhere
If you are still looking for things to do while we are in town, here’s a simple suggestion: Show your Eagles pride! Send us photos wearing Eagles gear around top Boston and Foxborough tourist spots using #EaglesCamp on social media and we’ll share with fans everywhere all week long.
Eagles Nation loved our team pride at the Chicago Bean and we can’t wait to see what you have in store this week in Beantown.