Saturday, December 19, 2009
Eagles-49ers moved to 4:15
With a snowstorm blanketing the area, the NFL pushed back the kickoff time of the Eagles-San Francisco 49ers game from 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
The parking lots open at noon, the stadium gates at 3 p.m.
Spectators are encouraged to use public transportation as there will be fewer parking places available due to a 12-to-18 inch snowfall.
The NFL, the Eagles and City of Philadelphia officials all had input in the decision. The Eagles and city workers have to get the field ready to play.
Earlier in the week the NFL approved a similar kickoff change for the Baltimore Ravens-Chicago Bears game in Baltimore, also due to the snow. That kickoff also is at 4:15 p.m. instead of 1 p.m.
The Eagles (9-4) need a win over the 49ers and a little help to clinch a playoff berth Sunday.
The 49ers (6-7) flew in to Philadelphia Friday night. They’re coming off a short work week having defeated the Arizona Cardinals this past Monday.