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February 11, 2011
Your wedding inside the Linc? Why not? The Eagles announced yesterday that Lincoln Financial Field will be available to host special events, such as corporate events, banquets, trade shows, product launches and even weddings. Since its opening in 2003, the stadium has been available for only a small number of events each year, mostly for charitable causes. The Eagles said areas from the 45,000-square foot SCA Club to the locker room could be set up for specific events.
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June 10, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After 10 seasons at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles are investing $125 million to renovate the stadium during the next two years. The privately financed project will include a seating expansion, two new high-definition video boards, upgraded amenities, WiFi installation, imagery of great moments and players throughout team history, and two new connecting bridges for the upper concourses. The project was started in 2010 and has included research of season-ticket holders, the season-ticket advisory board, and focus groups of fans, as well as surveying architectural firms that have built stadiums since Lincoln Financial Field opened.
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September 1, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fifty-three thousand people packed Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday night, and it wasn't for the Birds. It was for North Philadelphia-born and raised comedian Kevin Hart, who became, according to his people, the first stand-up comedian to sell out a football stadium. The show was the culmination of Hart's What Now Tour, which has been called the most successful comedy tour in history. Hart's jaunt began in April, and included three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden among other storied halls.
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July 28, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
IN FEBRUARY 2012, the Eagles started the process of revitalizing Lincoln Financial Field to give fans a better in game experience. More than 2 1/2 years and $125 million later, the renovations are "99 percent complete," according to team president Don Smolenski. All of the work will be done before the Eagles' home opener on Sept. 7 against Jacksonville. The in-game experience at the Linc, which opened in 2003, will be much more modern, an upgrade that was much needed, Smolenski said.
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January 31, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles are bringing some of the living room to Lincoln Financial Field. As part of its $125 million revitalization of the stadium, team officials said Wednesday, they are putting $25 million worth of high-definition TV displays, including two huge video walls in both end zones, into the 11-year-old stadium. The team also will install 2,000 linear feet of digital "ribbon boards" between seating levels for out-of-town NFL scores and fantasy football statistics, and 1,200 wall-mounted TVs on the concourses and other areas.
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October 19, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers junior cornerback Logan Ryan said that he bled Eagles green while attending Eastern High in Voorhees, and that is another reason Saturday's game at Lincoln Financial Field against Temple will have a special significance. It's not just because Rutgers (6-0, 3-0 Big East) and Temple (3-2, 2-0) are unbeaten in conference play. It's also because Ryan has seen his share of football at the Linc. "It's going to be a dream come true," Ryan said about playing at the Eagles stadium.
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April 16, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. More than 11,000 panels have been positioned atop the roof, over some of the parking spots, and armoring the side of the building along I-95. Those are the workhorses.
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July 23, 2003 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Temple Owls have their own locker room, complete with cherry-red metal lockers, at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple's 2003 schedule scrolled on the electronic boards during a media open house at the new stadium yesterday. Yes, it looks as if the Owls will play their home football games at the Eagles' new stadium after all. The two sides have agreed to the basics of a deal, a source familiar with the negotiations said. There were some details to work out, and they are holding up an announcement, but it would be a shock if Temple played its games anywhere else this year.
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April 9, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. bid committee hoping to stage the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 sent initial letters last week to public officials and stadium operators of 70 potential sites in 50 markets for soccer's showcase tournament. Among those contacted was Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles' interest in hosting matches is unclear, but the stadium has been used for international soccer events in the past and will host a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal doubleheader July 18. Six of the stadiums used for the 1994 tournament were contacted, including Soldier Field in Chicago; the Cotton Bowl in Dallas; the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando; the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
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August 4, 2014 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
AS Roma made itself at home in Philadelphia this past week while Inter Milan camped in Washington. The Giallorossi climbed the Art Museum steps and posed like Rocky. They held semisecret training sessions just off the Schuylkill Expressway at Penn's Rhodes Field. Charismatic manager Rudi Garcia held court at the Ritz- Carlton. The home advantage, however, did not extend to game day. Inter spoiled the party with a 2-0 victory in front of 12,169 at Lincoln Financial Field. The barnstorming clubs from Italy's Serie A met as part of the International Champions Cup. Both teams were eliminated from the tournament later in the day when Manchester United beat Real Madrid.
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August 16, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
CARSON WENTZ emerged from the tunnel in the southwest corner of Lincoln Financial Field and exchanged some awkward handslaps with a the gantlet of 20 or so kids that flanked the approach to the end zone. As the crowd behind him roared in recognition, Wentz wore the expression of a man who is still not entirely comfortable with the notion that his every move is being watched. His head moved in an erratic swivel, like he was searching for someplace he might anchor his focus, and thus distract it from the adulation pouring down from the stands.
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August 16, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Carson Wentz said that his ribs are sore and his side hurts doing almost everything, but the rookie quarterback still hopes to return in time for the Eagles' preseason finale against the New York Jets on Sept. 1. Wentz suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs Thursday in the preseason opener. "Contact's limited here for awhile," Wentz said Sunday night. "The goal is hopefully still in the preseason I'll be ready to go, but you never know with these things, so we'll have to see. " Wentz watched practice at Lincoln Financial Field in his red No. 11 jersey and shorts, but without the pads like the rest of the Eagles players.
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August 9, 2016 | By Jonathan Valania, For The Inquirer
If, like me, you think Chris Martin and his band, Coldplay, outlived their usefulness roughly five albums ago, you would have felt like the odd man out in an adoring capacity crowd of 69,000-and-change diehard Coldplay enthusiasts Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field. It turns out that Coldplay's maudlin grandiosity still puts behinds in seats, a lot of behinds. Riding the razor-thin line between crowd-pleasing showmanship and shameless pandering right down the middle, Coldplay opened its show at the Linc with its trademark overwrought spectacle, the rockets' red glare of fireworks arching over the stadium as a strobe-flashed blizzard of confetti rained down on the ecstatic crowd.
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August 2, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Nolan Carroll returned to practice Sunday after leaving Saturday's session with a sore right ankle, which is the same leg that Carroll injured last season. Carroll told reporters he's "good," and coach Doug Pederson had Carroll on the field without issue. "All it is, basically, is it's his first time back out there on the football field, so it just got sore," Pederson said. "It's not an ankle sprain [or] an injury, it just got sore over the length of the practice yesterday, and it's just something that we'll have to monitor.
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August 2, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
CARSON WENTZ'S red practice jersey and red hair made their Lincoln Financial Field debut Sunday. "I can't imagine this place packed," said Wentz, who seemed to feel the underwhelming announced crowd of 18,276 was pretty vocal. The fans saw Wentz throw pretty well, generally working with and against deep subs. He threaded a nice pass through traffic to Nelson Agholor, who is not a deep sub. Wentz took off around left end and zipped 15 yards or so, to much enthusiasm. "It was pretty cool," said Wentz, the quarterback from North Dakota State the Eagles traded up to draft second overall this spring.
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August 2, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
If you did not know any better, the scene at Lincoln Financial Field would have looked pretty awesome Sunday. The thick early-morning storm clouds gave way to bright sunshine and the Eagles' fight song blared over the sound system as the team opened its first public practice of the Doug Pederson era. "It was pretty cool," rookie quarterback Carson Wentz declared after his first workout on his new home field. "Coming out here, everyone's yelling. For a practice, it's pretty sweet to see the support and see everyone out here.
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August 2, 2016 | By Adam Hermann, STAFF WRITER
STEVE WHARTON stood in the belly of 15th Street station, waiting for the Broad Street Line, wearing a green Eagles jersey and a matching hat. He was among the first Eagles fans to arrive at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday morning, for the Eagles' first open training camp of the year. Fans began to stream into the stadium just after eight o'clock. Wharton was born and raised in northeast Philly. His jersey, number 32, has his last name stitched across his shoulder blades. It used to be a Ricky Watters jersey, he explained, but Watters' final season with the Eagles rubbed him the wrong way. "For who, for what?"
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August 2, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Carson Wentz sprinted down the wall that separates the field from the stands after the Eagles' first public practice on Sunday and slapped hands with eagers fans waiting for him. They chanted "We want Wentz!" minutes earlier, cheering on the Eagles rookie quarterback while he signed autographs and posed for pictures. There was no question about the main attraction at practice. Walk from the subway station to Lincoln Financial Field, and you could purchase unofficial Eagles shirts with Wentz's number and name on the back.
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June 28, 2016 | By Ed Condran, For The Inquirer
Somber and Kenny Chesney are typically mutually exclusive terms, particularly at the country music superstar's concerts, which are usually non-stop, feel-good events. But halfway through Chesney's show Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, the vibe changed from celebratory to solemn when the dynamic entertainer offered a shout-out to Folcroft Police Officer Christopher Dorman, who was shot seven times Friday morning, allegedly by a career drug and weapons offender. Chesney thought that Dorman, who is expected to make a full recovery, had died.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
As consumers force business onto smartphones, made-in-Philadelphia software plays a robust part: QVC-Curalate. QVC, the West Chester TV-shopping group, moved further online when it bought Web-shopping pioneer Zulily for $2.4 billion last summer. But to boost its reach among customers who bypass TVs and laptops to spend more time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram , or Snapchat from handheld devices, QVC hired a Philadelphia firm, Curalate, and its "visual commerce platform.
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