Lincoln Financial Group and the Philadelphia Eagles announced Thursday that they have agreed to extend the stadium naming rights for Lincoln Financial Field through the 2032 NFL season. The partnership, which began in 2002, is one of the longest naming rights relationships in the NFL. The state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility, lovingly referred to as "The Linc" by fans, is the home of the Philadelphia Eagles. Since kicking off the 2003 season, the Eagles have hosted many memorable moments at Lincoln Financial Field including, the famous "4th-and-26" conversion, the Snow Bowl in 2013, three NFC Championship Games, and of course raising the Super Bowl LII Championship banner.
Over the first 15 years of the partnership, Lincoln Financial Field has become an iconic Philadelphia landmark, serving as home to the Temple Owls, several high-profile concerts, men's and women's international soccer matches, NCAA Lacrosse Championships, and 12 of the last 15 Army-Navy Games. The stadium, which is also considered one of the greenest venues in sports, has remained fan-friendly by undergoing several key updates, including seating expansion, two new HD video boards, upgraded Wi-Fi, and a new sound system.
"We are extremely proud to continue our partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles, which plays a strategic role in elevating awareness of our brand to a wide and diverse audience," said Dennis R. Glass, president and CEO, Lincoln Financial Group. "Additionally, our team connection has always gone much deeper than just the name on the stadium, and so we look forward to creating even more positive outcomes together that will benefit the local community."
The extension of the relationship ensures that Lincoln Financial Group and the Eagles will continue to partner on community programs, such as the Eagles Eye Mobile and Eagles Glasses Lab, which provides underserved children throughout the Philadelphia region with access to eye exams, glasses, and follow-up care annually. To date, this program has helped thousands of students receive eye care that was previously unavailable to them.
In addition to the community partnerships that fund and facilitate the Eagles Eye Mobile and Eagles Glasses Lab, Lincoln Financial Group is a presenting sponsor of the 2019 Eagles Autism Challenge, which raised over $2.5 million for autism research in its first year.
"We are excited to announce the continuation of our special partnership with Lincoln Financial," said Philadelphia Eagles Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Lurie. "Since the first day of our relationship in 2002, we've shared many great moments at Lincoln Financial Field, including three NFC Championships, a Snow Bowl, countless concerts, and important community events like the Eagles Autism Challenge. At the end of the day, relationships are what matter, so we are honored and appreciative to have an exceptional partner in Lincoln Financial who continues to demonstrate with this extension a shared commitment to our team, our fans, and the community."
Under the new agreement, Lincoln Financial Group will have a more dynamic stadium presence with new signage prominently featured in, around and on top of the stadium.
Check out the images from the best Eagles moments in the history of Lincoln Financial Field.