The Philadelphia Sports Complex will be welcoming many sports fans to South Philadelphia on Sunday, October 17. With that in mind, we encourage our guests to make the following accommodations for travel and parking:
• Fans are urged to carpool.
• Additional security and police will assist with parking and condensing tailgating activities.
• Message boards will be located throughout the Sports Complex directing fans to available parking lots.
• SEPTA will provide additional service, including Ten Sports Express trains departing every 10 minutes starting at 10:10 a.m. For more information, including fares and schedules, visit www.septa.org or call Customer Service at (215) 580-7800.
• Please refer to www.LincolnFinancialField.com for up to date information on the parking situation. A map of the available parking can be found at http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com/assets/stadiuminfo/2010ParkingMap.pdf.
• Security and police will assist with prompt exiting from the Sports Complex within 1/2 hour after Kickoff if you do not have a ticket for the Phillies game.
• Fans who do not have tickets for the Phillies game to must exit from their parking spaces within one (1) hour of the conclusion of the Eagles game.
• Fans without tickets are encouraged to avoid the complex.
• Parking Pass holders are reminded to leave enough time to accommodate additional traffic in the Sports Complex and still arrive at the game in a timely manner.
Parking Lot and Gate Openings• 6:00AM - Wells Fargo Lot (A gate) M,N,P lots
• 7:00AM - FDR Park Opens
• 7:00AM - Remaining Wells Fargo lots Open
• 8:00AM - K Lot
• 10:00AM - CBP & Naval Hospital Lots/VIP Parking Opens
• 10:00AM - HeadHouse Plaza and VIP Will Call Opens
• 11:00AM - Club & Suites Open
• 11:30AM - Inner Stadium Gates Open
• 1:00PM - Kickoff
For those fans holding tickets to both Sunday games, we have special reminders:
• Eagles fans parking in the Phillies Parking Garage must move their car immediately following the Eagles game.
• Eagles fans parking in Lot P, R, S and W must move their car immediately following the Eagles game unless they have a Phillies Preferred Parking Pass.
• If you have parked your car in any lot OTHER THAN Lots P, R, S and W, you will be able to leave your car until the conclusion of the NLCS game only if you have tickets to the game that night.
GAME DAY INFORMATION
• Sunday's game is presented by Verizon Wireless.
• A cell phone drive will be hosted by HopeLine® from Verizon. Fans can donate wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any wireless service provider at every gate until kickoff. The phones will be refurbished or recycled in an environmentally sound way. Refurbished phones will be provided to Philadelphia's domestic violence organizations. Wireless phones and technology can serve as a vital link to emergency or support services in a time of crisis or as a reliable, safe connection to employers, family and friends as survivors rebuild their lives.
• Fan Featured on Sunday's Season Ticket: Sunday's featured fan is Mark Esposito, Jr. from Oaklyn, NJ. Mark has dubbed himself as ""true green."" He hasn't missed a single home game at Lincoln Financial Field since 2003, but has never seen a game. Mark has been blind since birth but does not let this disability deter him for cheering on his team. He was born three months premature, and spent the first year of his life in the hospital. His mother, Margie, says Mark ""Survived because he had this fighting spirit."" As a graduation present, Mark's parents bought him season tickets for the Club Level. The Eagles are an outlet for Mark and his other senses erupt once engulfed in the game atmosphere.
• Sunday's game is devoted to Tackling Breast Cancer. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders will use pink pom-poms while the Eagles coaching staff and players use pink towels and wear pink hats throughout the game. Volunteers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals will be selling Eagles Tackling Breast Cancer hats, ties and scarves throughout the concourse and stadium. Proceeds from these items directly benefit the Jefferson Breast Care Center.
• Gates to HeadHouse Plaza will open at 10:00 a.m.
• HeadHouse Plaza Activities: For those in attendance for Sunday's game, HeadHouse Plaza will feature activities prior to kickoff including:
o A live performance from Mr. Greengenes.
o A live pregame broadcast from 94 WYSP.
o Interactive games and activities will be available for fans of all ages. A quarterback accuracy challenge, an obstacle course, a Pepsi inflatable and face painting will be in the Interactive Zone. Papa John's will sponsor a field goal challenge on the Plaza. Face painting will also be available in a booth along the plaza with displays from Teva Pharmaceuticals.
o Eagles Cheerleaders will host a booth where fans can purchase the 2010-11, eco-friendly swimsuit calendar.
o Pepsi will have a branded motorcycle on display and will be giving out free samples. Best Buy's Fantasy Football Kiosk allows fans to check stats and change rosters. The Mobile Fan Zone will be onsite to allow fans to play Madden NFL 11.
• Parking costs for lots in the sports complex are $25 for cars; $50 for oversized vehicles. Although traffic conditions near the Sports Complex have improved, with over 70,000 fans coming to the game on Thursday, there will inevitably be traffic tie-ups in the area of Lincoln Financial Field.
• Sunday's National Anthem will be performed by City Year Choir from Philadelphia, PA.The Nation's Colors will be presented by the United States Navy.
• Sunday's Kids Club Biggest Fan of the Game is Matthew Levine from Scotch Plains, NJ. He will receive two free tickets and sideline passes for the game.
•Sunday's Snapple Coin-Toss Kids are Brendan Collins from Williamstown, NJ and Thomas Birds from Audobon, NJ.
• Sunday's Dietz and Watson Hometown Hero is Master At Arms First Class Cole Schulz from the US Navy. Master At Arms First Class Cole Schulz is currently stationed in Lakehurst, NJ where he is in of charge of security. While deployed for 12 months in Iraq, he served as the Seal Team 7's force protection officer. Master At Arms Schulz serves his community by teaching Sunday School at the American Community Church and serving as a Big Brother with the local chapter.
• Coach of the Week: Sunday's Coach of the Week is Jim Favino. He guided Delaware County Christian School to victory in only the 4th game as a varsity program. On October 2, his Knights defeated Jenkintown, 38-35. Jim's son Caleb sparked the victory by rushing for 300 yards on 26 carries. Jim Favino has been with the Delco Christian program since it started as a middle-school team two years ago.
• Teva Pharmaceuticals Family Starting Line-ups: Each week, the Eagles choose between three and five families whose lives have recently been affected by a medical condition to receive tickets to the game courtesy of Teva Pharmaceuticals. These families will have the opportunity to watch warm-ups from the sidelines and be on the field as the Eagles starters are announced! This week's families are from Gilda's Club.
• Teva Pharmaceuticals Community Red Zone: Each week, the Eagles highlight two local charitable organizations that are making a difference in the community, courtesy of Teva Pharmaceuticals. The organizations receive exhibit space in the HeadHouse Plaza so they can provide information on their services to fans, along with tickets to the game. This week's organizations are: Living Beyond Breast Cancer, which is dedicated to empowering all affected by this disease; and Breastcancer.org, a nonprofit organization, which provides the most reliable and up-to-date information about breast cancer.
• Counterfeit Tickets: The Philadelphia Eagles encountered more than 500 counterfeit tickets at the October 3rd Washington Redskins game. This week and for the rest of the season, fans should only purchase tickets from reputable sources.
• Miller Lite Phlite Deck Halftime Report: Don Tollefson and Hugh Douglas will host a live halftime show from the Miller Lite Phlite Deck, broadcasting into the stadium on the video boards and throughout the televisions in the concourses. The Miller Lite Phlite Deck Halftime Report will feature a look at the first half of game highlights, keys to a successful second half and a review of NFL scores and highlights from other games. Fans should go to www.PhiladelphiaEagles.com/millerlite to find out which bars to visit during the week leading up to each home game for a chance to win Phlite Deck tickets. Winners will receive two tickets and vouchers for $10 in food and three Miller Lites.
• Philadelphia Eagles Scratch Off Pennsylvania Lottery Tickets: Eagles Instant Scratch Off lottery tickets are currently available in ticket vending machines at Lincoln Financial Field on game day. These tickets can be purchased in the vending machines at each of the following locations: sections 106, 122, C6, C16 and in the HeadHouse Lobby. Each ticket is $5. If a winning ticket is purchased, the cash prize may be redeemed at the Eagles Ticket Office windows in the HeadHouse Lobby. Participants must be 18 years or older to play.
• Ticket Donations: Philadelphia Eagles fans have the option to donate their home game tickets to charity for any game throughout the 2010-11 season. Donated tickets are given to local non-profit organizations and deserving children in the Greater Philadelphia region.
• Designated Driver Program: The Eagles are teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Miller Brewing Company and TEAM Coalition to administer a Designated Driver program on game day. Fans who sign up to be a designated driver receive a wristband redeemable for a free soft drink. Visit the nearest Guest Services Centers on the concourse behind Sections 121, 136, 206 and 226 or Concierge Desk in any Premium Area to sign up.
• Local Fare: The Eagles and ARAMARK continue to bolster the 2010 menu roster with popular, local favorites, adding Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks, Rick's Steaks and Planet Hoagie. These newcomers, available in sections 112-115, join a dining lineup that already features the Schmitter and Bassett's Original Memphis BBQ available on HeadHouse Plaza.
• Gender Specific Search Lines: Each gate and entrance to Lincoln Financial Field will have signs designating security search lines as: Male, Female, or Family. Family lines are for groups that prefer to stay together through the security process. As guests approach the gate, they will be instructed to locate and follow the signs for their designated security search line. This layout has been designed to improve the flow through security and ensure guests enter Lincoln Financial Field in a timely manner.
• GuestAssist: Guests of Lincoln Financial Field who wish to report issues and concerns, ask for information or call for assistance in a fast, easy and convenient way can do so by texting our GuestAssist text message service. Text messages should be addressed to 78247. In the body of the text, type the word ASSIST
with the issue and location. Guests will receive an automatic response when the text is received. Stadium personnel will respond quickly and accordingly. On non-event days, guests can contact the Guest Services Hotline at (267) 570-4400 for assistance.