Lincoln Financial Field (Home of the Philadelphia Eagles)

When Jeffrey Lurie purchased the Philadelphia Eagles in 1994, he immediately made a commitment to build a new, state-of-the-art stadium that would be a key component in building Eagles into an elite NFL franchise. “As an organization, it is critical not only to assemble the best staff and players, but also to provide them with unsurpassed facilities and an environment that will ignite the fire of success. Lincoln Financial Field is striking in its architecture and amenities. It is now seen as an icon for the Eagles and for the City of Philadelphia.”

The construction of Lincoln Financial Field began on May 7, 2001. On August 3, 2003, less than 28 months after groundbreaking, the stadium hosted its first event, a world soccer match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona. Five days later, another blockbuster, three Bruce Springsteen concerts, opened to sell-out crowds. The “Inaugural Game” at Lincoln Financial Field, on Monday, September 8, 2003, featured the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The passion of Philadelphia fans flooded every class, ethnicity and age group. The world saw that Philadelphia was now home to a world-class stadium. Lincoln Financial Field was designed by architects NBBJ Sport. Clad in rich brick, expansive glass facades and a dynamic steel structure, its purpose is to bring the fans closer to the playing field. The new stadium offers dramatically improved sightlines, as well as state-of-the-art amenities and services.
NBBJ’s unique concept for the architecture broke from the traditional bowl design in that nearly two-thirds of the 70,000 seats are located on the sidelines, 60 feet from the field. Two three- tier grandstand seating areas are located on both sides of the gridiron; two-tier seating sections are located beyond the end zones. The stadium also features city skyline views and the exterior has a pair of eagle wing-like coverings over the upper deck. These wings form some protection from the elements and serve to focus stadium noise back toward the field, all aimed to enhance the game experience. Two LED video boards, 27 by 96 feet, are located between the lower and upper decks in each end zone. Amenities available at Lincoln Financial Field include 172 luxury suites; 10,828 club seats; two club lounges (each 40,000 square feet) located on the east and west sides of the stadium; an 110,000 square feet fan plaza; and an exclusive Philadelphia Eagles team store. There are also hospitality areas outside the club lounges including the Red Zone Lounge and the Touchdown Club.  A completely renovated Touchdown Club was installed as part of a stadium renovation that took place in 2014.

In terms of technological enhancements, the fan experience at Lincoln Financial Field is second to none, taking place in a premier facility and ranking with the best in the country. Stadium Facts Cost $512 million plus a $125 million renovation in 2014 Seating Capacity 69,274 plus suite seating and standing room capabilities Front Row From Sidelines 60 ft. Pct. of Seats Along Sidelines 66% Wheelchair Accessible Seats 685 397 Luxury Suites 172 Luxury Suite Seats 3,499 Club Seats 8,163 Club Lounges 2 @ 40,000 sq. ft. each Parking Spaces- Sports Complex 22,000 Concession Points of Sale 308 Number of Concourses 2 Width of Concourses Range from 60 – 90 ft. Total Novelty Locations 22 Permanent Novelty Locations 10 Eagles Pro Shop 1 Video Screens Panasonic LED Size of Video Screens 2 (ea @ 27’x96’), 1 (14’x25’) Stadium Footprint 790’ x 825’ – 15 acres Men’s Restroom Facilities 1 for every 58 Lincoln Financial Field promises to provide spectacular sight lines and exceptional amenities to all who visit for Philadelphia Eagles football, world-class soccer, dazzling entertainment, large-scale special events, and more.  For more information, go to www.lincolnfinancialfield.com.

 

FACILITY CONTACTS:

Frank Gumienny

215-339-6894

gumienny@eagles.nfl.com

AND

Jason Miller

267-570-4096

miller@eagles.nfl.com