The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday that the team will not be returning to Lehigh University for training camp.
In a news release, the team said camp will be held at both the NovaCare Complex and Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles had been going to Lehigh for the past 17 years.
an will include a number of free, public practices at Lincoln Financial Field along with private practices (invitation only) at the NovaCare Complex.”
The full training camp schedule will be released later this spring.
The team noted the Eagles have become the 21st NFL team to move practices to their own facilities.
The Eagles say “the demands of practice make it more and more difficult to replicate what the teams have at their practice facilities.”
“Efficient access to all the facilities at the NovaCare Complex – from the training room which is equipped with everything from a hydrotherapy pool and access to an MRI machine, weight rooms with state of the art equipment, an indoor practice venue, video and computer equipment that utilizes network infrastructure – has become a necessity for the team. ”
This will be the first time that Eagles training camp has been in Philadelphia since 1943 when practice was held at St. Joseph’s University, the team said.