The threat of a major snowstorm -- which had already dumped a half-dozen inches of snow on Lincoln Financial Field by early afternoon on Saturday and was expected to gain in intensity through the rest of the day and night -- was enough to force the NFL to change the time of the Eagles-49ers game from 1 p.m. on Sunday to 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. In anticipation of the storm and as a public safety concern, the change was made to accommodate fans and allow more time for city and stadium personnel to clear streets and walkways in and around the stadium.
The game will be televised on FOX as originally scheduled.
Parking lots will open to fans at 12 pm, while the stadium gates will open at 3 pm.
The Eagles are encouraging fans to consider using public transportation to Lincoln Financial Field tomorrow.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, 12:52 p.m., December 19