PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Whereas Eagles followers will get their first likelihood to look at soccer in-person Sunday, Lincoln Monetary Subject welcomed spectators for the primary time this 12 months on Saturday. Temple College welcomed followers on the Linc on Saturday for its homecoming weekend, a 39-37 win over South Florida.
“It’s lovely. With the whole lot we bought happening, it’s lovely,” Aziz Parker mentioned. “We get to lastly get to the stands, see everyone play, get to see household and pals play. It’s lovely.”
Saturday was a lovely day for soccer — in-person in South Philadelphia — as followers are lastly allowed again within the seats on the Linc.
“Truthfully, I like it. I like to be again right here,” Pat Carroll mentioned. “It’s an incredible feeling.”
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Temple’s recreation towards USF on Saturday was the primary time followers had been allowed inside since final fall.
“I received’t be fascinated with coronavirus in any respect,” Jamie Glick mentioned. “I’ll overlook about it when the sport begins.”
Whereas followers had been allowed again within the stands, tailgating continues to be banned. In an indication of the occasions, Temple’s tailgate went digital Saturday so everybody may very well be a part of homecoming weekend.
Metropolis well being officers elevated crowd sizes to fifteen% capability earlier this week, which permitted the school to permit followers in-person. However for Saturday’s recreation, solely gamers’ and coaches’ members of the family had been allowed in. Temple says if all goes effectively, tickets will likely be offered to followers for its remaining residence video games.
“Glad to have the ability to come again and root on the Owls,” Erik Klein mentioned. “My little brother performs offensive line for them, so excited to see them in-person. We didn’t assume we’d have the ability to do this this 12 months so it’s fairly cool, really.”
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