Some Delco fans had a chance to tailgate with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie at a recent Lincoln Financial Field game, writes Sharifa Jackson for 6abc.
These faithful fans along with those living outside of Delaware County showed up before sunrise Monday and tailgated the entire day away before the late-night Eagles-Washington Commanders game.
Fans appreciated the surprise visit by Lurie.
“To see him tonight in over three years, with the pandemic, be out with the crowd — it’s an amazing thing,” said Ray Pennacchia, from Media.
Lurie greeted fans, tasted some tailgate favorites, and even participated in an impromptu Eagles chant.
“We’re having some filet mignon, meatball, and sausage, some penne pasta,” said Michael DelRossi from Delaware County. “We share the motor home and the trailer. We bring it down every game, have a great time.”
Gregg Matza was first in line for about eight hours so he could claim a spot for his tailgating group.
Melissa Males showed up from Syracuse, New York.
“We haven’t been in like five years, it’s been a long time. So excited to be here,” Males said.
Unfortunately for fans, the Eagles’ undefeated season ended after falling to the Commanders 32-21.
Read more about a special time tailgating with Eagles fans at 6abc.