It’s been 10 years since the last Eagles training camp at Lehigh, the kind of fan experience that’s almost gone | Bowen - world cultures

It’s been 10 years since the last Eagles training camp at Lehigh, the kind of fan experience that’s almost gone | Bowen


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Jason Kelsey is one of three Eagles who went to a training camp in Lehigh, before the team opted to join most of the league in their home camp.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, Pool)

For Eagles fans, boot camp means something different now than it did a decade ago.

For 17 years, ending in 2012, the team has been spending just over two weeks each summer at the Lehigh campus, 65 miles northeast of Philadelphia. Fans were traveling in their thousands to the training fields in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where recreational vehicles would be packed into parking lots overlooking cornfields and woodlands. In one stadium, the stands were close enough that players could hear the fans’ advice, and at times, the players would respond.

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