The Philadelphia Eagles announced they are beginning construction on the second phase of their two-year stadium revitalization project that includes adding approximately 1,600 new seats and installing brand new HD video boards and LED ribbon boards to Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles will also be adjusting ticket prices in various sections of the stadium.
The major changes to the seating bowl will include new seating sections in the Northeast and Southwest corners of the stadium that will also connect the upper concourse.
"For the first time since we opened Lincoln Financial Field in 2003, we have an opportunity to add seats," said President Don Smolenski. "We're excited to be able to add new fans to the Eagles family."
Seats are being added on all levels of the building – lower bowl, mid level and upper level. The seats added to the lower bowl will have a Stadium Builders License, which will maintain the integrity and value of the SBLs that were originally sold in 2003. All season tickets in the lower bowl will continue to have a seat license.
"Over the years we have received a number of requests from our season ticket members to purchase seat licenses, relocate their seats, or purchase additional tickets," added Smolenski. "By adding new seats to our stadium, there are opportunities to fulfill some of these requests. Our ticket office will be managing this process over the next few months and we will be fair and flexible throughout the process."
Approximately 52% of the tickets will increase in price, while 43% will stay the same and 5% will decrease. The previous stadium layout grouped tickets into five categories and the new layout will consist of eight.
"With seats being added and the structure of our seating bowl changing, we took a step back and reviewed how the building was priced," said Smolenski. "We decided to adjust the prices in certain sections to more accurately reflect their value and popularity compared to other sections around the stadium."