The Philadelphia Eagles today announced that Lincoln Financial Field, the team’s home since 2003, will be revitalized over the next two years. Upon completion prior to the start of the 2014 regular season, the stadium will have upgraded amenities for all fans including two new HD video boards, imagery to honor the franchise’s greatest players and moments, Wi-Fi installation, and seating bowl modifications that include additional seats and two connecting bridges.
The Eagles have teamed up with Gensler Architecture and Turner Construction for the Lincoln Financial Field $125 million revitalization project. Fans can stay up-to-date on the progress of the work by visiting PhiladelphiaEagles.com/LFF.
“We have had discussions with season ticket holders over the past couple of seasons to find out what was important to them. We listened and developed a plan of action. The revitalization of Lincoln Financial Field that will take place over the next two years is a direct result of those conversations,” said Philadelphia Eagles President Don Smolenski. “Our main goal when we began this project was to dramatically enhance the gameday experience for our fans. They deserve an exciting and fun experience when they visit Lincoln Financial Field and we are committed to that.”
“This is an exciting and new era for the Philadelphia Eagles,” said Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie. “Just watching the new HD boards will be fun as the game will be captured in a powerful way for fans. And celebrating players and pivotal moments in games is a wonderful way to showcase the Eagles proud history as a team. Fans will see these all around the stadium.”
Making The Switch To HD
• Two new high-definition video boards will be installed in both end zones along with an upgraded sound system. The LED ribbon-board displays placed along each side of the stadium will be extended to present 360 degrees of video, animation, real-time scores, statistics, and more.
Showcasing Our Proud History
• Images of the greatest players and the most memorable moments in franchise history will be displayed throughout the stadium in the lower and upper concourses as well as the club and suite levels.
Seating Bowl Expansion
• There will be an additional 1,600 seats installed in the stadium (approx. 800 in the Southwest corner, 600 in the Northeast corner, and 200 in the Northwest corner) to allow more fans to cheer on the Eagles.
• Two bridges will be constructed in the Southwest corner that will allow fans in the upper concourse and the club level to easily walk from the home side to the visitor side of the stadium.
• A new escalator will be built on the West side of the stadium. This will allow one of the escalators that currently services both the club level and upper concourse to focus solely on the upper concourse.
Ease Of Entry In And Around Lincoln Financial Field
• The three main entrance gates will be expanded so that fans will be accommodated more quickly upon arrival.
• More vibrant signs will be placed to better direct fans around the building.
An Integrated Wi-Fi System
• An integrated wireless network will be installed to service the seating bowl. This network, along with a more robust distribution antenna system, will boost connectivity for fans so that they will have better access to stream photos, check fantasy football stats, and more.
Expanded Offerings At Concession Stands
• There will be expanded cooking capabilities installed at several concession stands throughout the building.
Suite Level And Club Level Enhancements
• All suites will be upgraded with new carpeting and furniture upholstering in 2013. In addition, suiteholders were provided the opportunity to choose images of the greatest moments and players in franchise history to display on the walls of their suite. By 2014, all suites will have upgraded audio/visual capabilities with brand new LED televisions.
• The SCA and West Club levels will receive a total makeover including upgraded furniture, carpeting, imagery, signage, and audio/visual capabilities. In addition, a food market will be installed in each club lounge that will provide fans an expanded variety of eating options.
• The Touchdown Club will move inside the stadium from the HeadHouse Plaza and be completely revamped by the start of the 2013 regular season. There will be over 5,000 square feet of dining space and a 500 square-foot bar. Celebrity chefs will be invited to showcase their talent for fans.
Expedited Service In The Pro Shop
• The Pro Shop inside the HeadHouse Plaza will expand by 2,500 feet to allow for increased point-of-sale locations on gameday to help fans receive service as quickly as possible.
Revitalization Projects Timeline
To Be Completed For The 2013 Regular Season
• Historical Imagery
• Entrance Gate Expansion and Navigation
• Wi-Fi System
• Concession-Stand Upgrades
• Touchdown Club and Suite Revitalization
• Pro Shop Expansion
To Be Completed For The 2014 Regular Season
• High-Definition Video Board and LED Ribbon-Board Installation
• Seating Bowl Expansion and Bridge Construction
• Club Level Enhancements