Eagles to allow limited number of fans at Lincoln Financial Field for remaining home games

The Philadelphia Eagles are reopening the doors to Lincoln Financial Field. The team announced on Tuesday that they will welcome up to 7,500 people into home games for the remainder of the season. The capacity limit includes all players, coaches, team employees, stadium personnel and media, as well as fans in attendance.

The first game with fans will be against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Here’s what the Eagles wrote about the decision, via the team website:

“Under the guidelines set forth by the National Football League and public health experts, and with the approval of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, the Eagles have finalized plans that will lead to a limited capacity of fans returning to Lincoln Financial Field, starting this Sunday.”

President Don Smolenski said they have worked closely with state and local officials, public health experts and the NFL in order to make

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Fortress UAV Releases New Drone Field Repair Kits for Public Safety and Enterprise Drone Operators

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 5, 2020–

Fortress UAV, the leader in UAS maintenance and deployment services based in Plano, Texas, is now offering a Drone Field Repair Kit to their available products for public purchase (see below for exclusive promo code). The Drone Field Repair Kit will serve as a critical emergency option for drone operators who need a quick fix for maintenance while on-site during a drone mission.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201005005027/en/

Fortress UAV Drone Field Repair Kit (Photo: Business Wire)

The Fortress UAV Drone Field Repair Kits are the size of a typical small toolbox and include all the necessary consumable quick-fix parts and accessories to quickly get your drone back in the air. The kits are small enough to be easily transported in a car or SUV to the drone mission site.

Drone Field Repair Kits will be personalized for the

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After 30 home games, Chris Woodward talks how the Rangers can utilize Globe Life Field in their favor

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward joined the K&C Masterpiece on 105.3 The FAN [KRLD-FM] recently for his final chat of 2020. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:

Having now played 30 games at Globe Life Field, how important is it for the club to develop great outfield defense? In what areas can the Rangers better use their new confines?

Chris Woodward: “Yeah, it’s really important. And we obviously emphasized that by making the moves we did. Bringing up Leody Taveras and Eli White. Nick Solak did a fine job when he was in the outfield, but when you’ve got Taveras, White and Joey Gallo in the outfield, as big as that place is … I think towards the end of the year it started playing a little smaller than it did in the beginning, but it’s a big outfield. Lot of ground to cover, and when you have those

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Finish in sight for new Badgers pool construction, Field House exterior renovation | College sports

When overseas entry to the U.S. is possible, the pool will be drained and the moveable floor installed.

The Badgers swimming and diving teams have competed at the Natatorium but had their training facilities at the now-demolished SERF. The Soderholm Family Aquatic Center also has a diving well, a video board and seating for around 1,000, King said.

UW Athletics paid $13.5 million toward the $96 million Nicholas Recreation Center for UW students and staff, which features 30,400 square feet of fitness space, eight full-size basketball courts and five multipurpose studios. It was slated to open last January but experienced weather and construction delays.



Wisconsin Athletics hits brakes on Camp Randall Stadium renovation

The $6 million Field House project includes new doors and windows, a cleaning of the exterior and construction of a new plaza outside the south entrance. It has been a priority for UW athletic director Barry Alvarez, who was critical of the crumbling walls

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Will Soldier Field renovation deal deliver late hit to city budget?

In 2011, then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel argued that Chicago taxpayers are “not an ATM machine” and can’t afford to be the financial backstop for the $660 million renovation of Soldier Field.

The bonds that financed the Soldier Field project are paid off with part of the city’s hotel tax — but that financing package also assumed hotel tax revenue would grow by a rosy 5.5% a year. When it doesn’t, Chicago taxpayers make up the difference.

Emanuel was bracing for a $1.1 million hit that year, though in the end, the city lost just $185,000 of its state income tax revenue. Emanuel dumped three stadium authority board members and ordered their replacements to change the financing structure. But those changes were never made. The city remains on the hook.

Now, it may be time to turn on the ATM machine once again.

The stadium deal, announced in 2001, included a 2-percentage-point

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