2022 Media Protocols and Policies – Lincoln Financial Field


The Philadelphia Eagles are committed to creating a safe, professional, helpful and respectful work environment for the media, as well as coaches, players, employees, and staff. The Eagles communications staff will work to accommodate you in accordance with the NFL’s media policy and these 2022 Lincoln Financial Field Protocols and Policies (the “Policies”), while seeking to foster a professional and productive atmosphere for all. These Policies will be in place until further notice. The Policies are subject to change without prior notice, including, without limitation, based on continued evaluations of the COVID-19 pandemic, including any requirements set forth by the NFL, federal, state and local government agencies and health officials. Please note that these Policies have been created based on guidelines established by the League, and after consultation with the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA). Please review the following Policies that pertain specifically to media at Lincoln Financial Field and sign at the bottom to acknowledge receipt and to receive your credential. Failure to comply with these Policies may result in your credential being revoked.


Communications Department:

Bob Lange, Senior Vice President, Communications – 215-339-6717 – BLange@eagles.nfl.com

Brett Strohsacker, Vice President, Football Communications – 215-339-6759 – BStrohsacker@eagles.nfl.com

Anthony Bonagura, Director of Corporate Communications – 215-339-6736 – ABonagura@eagles.nfl.com

John Gonoude, Senior Manager, Football Communications – 215-339-6768 – JGonoude@eagles.nfl.com

Alli Waddington, Communications Manager – 215-339-5465 – AWaddington@eagles.nfl.com


Vaccination Requirements:

  • All media visiting the Eagles facilities (including Lincoln Financial Field and the NovaCare Complex) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, defined as two weeks after having received all doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccination.  Acceptable vaccines currently include the following:  Pfizer-BioNTech (2 doses given 3–8 weeks apart); Moderna (2 doses given 4–8 weeks apart); and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (1 dose). All media must first confirm vaccination status via the DocuSign link provided by the Eagles Communications staff in order for their credential request to be considered. You will need to provide this information only once.
  • All media must review the Eagles COVID-19 screening questions prior to entering:
  • If any of the following apply to you, you cannot enter the facility:
    • You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 5 days;
    • You are feeling sick and/or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or any other symptoms identified by the CDC, unless you have tested negative after experiencing such symptoms.
  • In addition, anyone exposed to COVID-19 must follow CDC guidance, including wearing a well-fitting mask for 10 days following the exposure.


Lincoln Financial Field Credentials and Parking:

  • All media members attending games at Lincoln Financial Field require a game credential. These credentials must be visible at all times while in the building. To request a credential for Eagles home games, please visit the credential tab of the Eagles Media Center.
  • Credentials will be provided to working media only. Due to space constraints, not all requests will be accommodated, but the Eagles will thoroughly review all requests.
  • Requests for game credentials must be submitted at least one week prior to the game.
  • Parking passes will be emailed to editors and producers to distribute to their staff. Media Parking is located in D Lot on 11th
  • Freelance reporters seeking credentials must have their editor make the request through the Eagles online credential center.
  • For non-football events at Lincoln Financial Field, please contact Anthony Bonagura for credentials or any other media-related inquiries.


Media Will Call/Press Entrance at Lincoln Financial Field:

  • Media attending games at Lincoln Financial Field must enter through the press entrance located on the west side of the stadium (on 11th street) across from the Wells Fargo Center. Credentials may be picked up at the Media Will Call window located to the right of the stairs at the Verizon Gate (on 11th street). Media Will Call, the press entrance and the press box will open approximately 3 hours prior to a game. Anyone picking up a pass from Media Will Call must have a government issued ID.


Field Access:

  • A limited number of media members will be granted field access under the NFL-NFLPA Protocols. Photographers who are assigned to shoot in-game action will be granted a sideline credential and must pick up a tan NFL photography vest at the media entrance. The NFL will also issue field access arm bands to those media permitted on the field during the game.
  • One pool camera per local TV station will be permitted to shoot the game (five maximum). These videographers must also pick up a vest at the media entrance.
  • TV reporters and videographers who wish to shoot pre-game activities and do stand-ups behind the end zone must obtain a yellow credential. Per the NFL’s broadcasting restrictions, those credentials allow access until one hour prior to kickoff at which point the field will be cleared. Access is extremely limited.
  • Writers who have received television assignments that require pre-game field access must have an editor reach out to the Eagles communications staff at least 24 hours in advance. Access is extremely limited.
  • TV reporters and videographers who have been granted pre-game field access to conduct stand-ups are not permitted to shoot video or photos in the tunnel at any point before the game.
  • Media must enter and exit the field through the Southwest Tunnel. The tunnel will shut down prior to team introductions. During team intros, the Eagles will designate a specific area for photographers to be stationed.


Press Box:

The press box at Lincoln Financial Field is a working environment for media members and staff. Respectful behavior is expected at all times. Cheering, loud outbursts, or disruptive behavior of any kind is not permitted.


Each media member will be assigned a specific seat that will be clearly labeled. Assignments are posted on seating charts placed throughout the press box. If you have difficulty locating your seat, or did not receive an assignment, contact a member of the Eagles communications department. Due to space limitations, the seating area is reserved for working media and staff only. To request a different seating arrangement, please have your assigning editor submit a written request to a member of the Eagles communications staff.


Free wireless internet is available in the press box. Anyone who has an IT issue is encouraged to reach out to the Eagles communications staff. Launching a hotspot is not permitted as it will affect the wireless connectivity of others around you.


Wireless Radio Frequencies:

Requests for a dedicated wireless frequency must be submitted using the NFL’s Event Frequency Coordination System at https://EFC.NFL.NET. These requests must be made no later than 5 days prior to game day. Should requests develop after the deadline, requests will be coordinated in the order they are received.


The Philadelphia Eagles Event Frequency Coordinator is Tobias Poole. He can be contacted via email at EFCEagles@nfl.com.


Lost and Found at LFF

Guests inquiring about lost items should contact the Lost and Found Hotline at 267-570-4094 or send an email to lostandfound@lincolnfinancialfield.com.

Guests inquiring about lost items should contact the Lost and Found Hotline at 267-570-4094 or send an email to lostandfound@lincolnfinancialfield.com.


By accepting this credential, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to comply with the Policies, as well as the rules and Credential Use Conditions of the National Football League, which are available at https://nflcommunications.com/Documents/Credentials2021.pdf. In addition, I agree that I am providing the Philadelphia Eagles express written consent to receive recurring texts from the Eagles communications department using automated technology. If you wish to opt out, you must contact the Eagles communications staff.