February 25, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville played two Thursday night games this season. Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix watched on television, focusing on Cardinals safety Calvin Pryor. Clinton-Dix developed a respect for Pryor's ability, and the two met for the first time Sunday afternoon at the NFL combine. They will be linked often during the next three months, and maybe long thereafter. Although opinions differ about which one is better, Pryor and Clinton-Dix are the top two safety prospects in May's NFL draft.
February 22, 2014 |
Lincoln Financial Field will host a Guinness International Champions Cup match between Italian soccer powers AS Roma and Inter Milan on Aug. 2, organizers of the summer exhibition tournament confirmed Thursday. The game will kick off at 1 p.m. and will be televised nationally on Fox Sports 2. Relevent Sports announced that tickets for the game will go on sale at 10 a.m. on March 5. The game will be part of an eight-team, 12-game round-robin tourney held at venues around the United States from July 24 to Aug. 2. The other clubs taking part are Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, AC Milan, and Olympiakos.
February 21, 2014 |
ITALIAN SOCCER clubs A.S. Roma and Inter Milan will meet at Lincoln Financial Field on Aug. 2, as part of the Guinness International Champions Cup. Kickoff will be at 1 p.m. "We are excited to have two of the world's premier clubs, A.S. Roma and Inter Milan, at Lincoln Financial Field," Eagles president Don Smolenski said. "Relevent Sports has assembled some of the finest teams in the world for a U.S. tour. In partnership with the Philadelphia Union, we are excited to showcase two historic teams from Serie A. " Tickets will go on sale on March 5 at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com , or call 1-800-745-3000.
February 14, 2014
THE WHEN PART still has to be resolved, but we do know what American Athletic Conference teams will be on Temple's football schedule next season, and where. The Owls, who were 2-10 for first-year coach Matt Rhule in the AAC's inaugural season, will host Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis and South Florida at Lincoln Financial Field. They will visit defending conference champion Central Florida, Connecticut and two of the three new members: Tulsa and East Carolina. They won't play SMU or the other newcomer, Tulane.
February 7, 2014 |
ADDING 1,600 SEATS to Lincoln Financial Field is the biggest shakeup the Eagles have seen to their season-ticket situation since the team opened the Linc in 2003. "It's a puzzle. A big puzzle," said team president Don Smolenski, who spoke to a group of reporters at NovaCare as season ticketholders received an email explaining the changes entailed in the second phase of the stadium renovation, which should be complete by the end of July, he said. The part of the puzzle that will matter most to many fans is that season-ticket prices for 52 percent of the Linc's now-69,000-plus seats will increase somewhere between $10 and $25 per game.
January 31, 2014 |
NEW YORK - If the NFL's decision to hold Super Bowl XLVIII in the outdoor chill of MetLife Stadium comes off well Sunday, the Eagles are likely to make a bid to have Lincoln Financial Field host the game, team president Don Smolenski said Wednesday in a telephone interview. Since Lincoln Financial Field opened in 2003, the Eagles have not made a bid to host a Super Bowl. But Smolenski said the team probably would make a play for the game if fans and corporate sponsors enjoy their experience in North Jersey and weather conditions don't mar the game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.
January 31, 2014 |
IT'S AN ALLURING concept. It is the chance for a city to show its best side; a chance for a franchise to host its bully-boy peers. The Eagles are approaching the finish of their $125 million facelift at 10-year-old Lincoln Financial Field. They announced yesterday a partnership with Panasonic that will bring a new meaning to watching a game at the Linc - and might help lure the biggest game of all. They will spend $25 million on audio-visual upgrades that include high-definition video boards in each end zone.
January 31, 2014 |
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.
January 7, 2014 |
IT WAS 25 DEGREES with biting winds in the highest reaches of Lincoln Financial Field at 11 p.m. Saturday. Still, they stayed. Along with 20,000 others, the members of the Holmes family remained at their seats long after the games ended. They stood, and they clapped for their unlikely Eagles. The major exodus by less-allegiant fans and perhaps saner fans began at the 2-minute warning, when Drew Brees snuck up the middle (again) for the first down that essentially assured his Saints a win via short field goal.
January 6, 2014 |
Bill Davis' plan was to stop the maestro from conducting the orchestra that is the New Orleans Saints' offense. The Eagles' defensive coordinator didn't want quarterback Drew Brees throwing to tight end Jimmy Graham on one play, then Marques Colston on the next. He didn't want to see Darren Sproles making big plays on catches out of the backfield. "I made the calls for the passing game and tried to make sure we kept the big plays off us," Davis said. That mission was accomplished for the most part, but the cost of doing so was high.