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Over 110,000 Fans Watched LFF Practices

Posted Aug 26, 2013

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The fifth and final open Training Camp practice ended the public portion of camp at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, but not before more than 110,000 Eagles fans had an opportunity to attend Chip Kelly’s high-energy sessions.

“The response has been outstanding,” said Eagles President Don Smolenski. “We’re very pleased with how the fans have come out and supported the practices. We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback.”

The Eagles brought Training Camp back to Philadelphia for the first time in 70 years after a 17-year run at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. A combination of public practices at Lincoln Financial Field and some invitation-only workouts at the NovaCare Complex provided a nice mix for the fans.

"It's great to build camaraderie with all of the fans," said Malik, a father of two from Northeast Philadelphia. "My son (Nasir) is playing football and for him to see how the Eagles practice should help build that love of the game and make Sundays in our household that much more special."

"LeSean McCoy is my favorite player. It was awesome to see him up close and get his bobblehead figure," said Kevin from Broomall, Pa., who attended the August 11 practice with his father, Joe.

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