Jeffrey Laurie took little time in announcing the construction of a new, state-of-the-art stadium after acquiring Eagles in 1994. He believed that a new stadium would be amongst the key factors in establishing Eagles as one of the best NFL franchises.
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Stadium Guide by Football Tripper USA
|Address:||One Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19148|
|Stadium Owner:||City of Philadelphia|
|Structural Engineer:||Ove Arup & Partners|
|Playing Surface:||Bermuda grass|
The construction of the now known Lincoln Financial Field® started in 2001 and was officially opened in August 2003, replacing the Veterans Stadium. The first event hosted in the stadium was a soccer game between the European teams FC Barcelona and Manchester United. The first NFL game of the Eagles at the Lincoln Financial Field® was against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 8th, 2003.
The Lincoln Financial Group purchased the Naming rights of Stadium in 2002, in a deal where they will pay $139.7 in over 20 years. The construction of the stadium was also funded by the State of Pennsylvania and the City of Philadelphia, as they contributed over $187 million. The remaining funds to complete the Stadium were raised by selling the Builder’s Licenses of the Stadium to Eagles season ticket holders.
After the end of the 2012 season, the Eagles announced that the training camp will be moved to Philadelphia. And also added that multiple practice sessions of the team will be open to the public at Lincoln Financial Field.
In 2013, the Eagles made a major announcement that major upgrades will be made to the Lincoln Financial Field in 24 months. The total instrument for the remodeling and upgrades was reported to be over $125 million. The following equipment was subjected to upgrades, it included; WiFi, amenities reforms, two new HD video boards, and expansion of sitting arrangement. The decision to these upgrades was made after a survey from fan focus groups, advisory boards, and season ticket holders. A large chunk of these changes which included accommodation of WiFi to the 45,000 audience members was completed in 2013. Meanwhile, video boards and sound systems we completed in 2014.
Aside from hosting the Eagles, the stadium is also the home ground of Temple University football. Since a deal was struck with the university that all of the home games will be hosted in the venue for 15 years. It has been a fruitful deal since in 2015 the Temple Owls sold out the Linc on two occasions in the games against Notre Dame and Penn State. The Lincoln Financial Field® also hosted the annual Army-Navy Game in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017.
Philadelphia Eagles Info
|Rivals:||New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys|
|Team Colours:||Midnight Green, Silver, Black, White|
|Fight Song:||"Fly, Eagles Fly"|
|Team Owner:||Jeffrey Lurie|
|Top Passing Leader:||Donovan McNabb|
|Top Rushing Leader:||LeSean McCoy|
|Top Points Scorer:||David Akers|
|AV Leader:||Reggie White|
|Winningest Coach:||Andy Reid|
|Team Wikipedia:||Philadelphia Eagles|
Visiting the Stadium - Travel
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Lincoln Financial Field?
Philadelphia Eagles play their home matches at Lincoln Financial Field.
What is the capacity of Lincoln Financial Field?
As of 2021 Lincoln Financial Field has an official seating capacity of 69,796 for Football matches.
When was Lincoln Financial Field opened?
Lincoln Financial Field officially opened in 2003 and is home to Philadelphia Eagles
What is the ZIP code for Lincoln Financial Field?
The ZIP code for Lincoln Financial Field is 19148.
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Lincoln Financial Field in 2021. Please visit the official website of Philadelphia Eagles for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.