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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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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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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 12, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
An unwillingness to pay a higher rent, coupled with a $12 million cash payment up front for the use of Lincoln Financial Field for home football games, has once again sparked conversations about a possible new stadium for Temple University. "That would certainly be one of the alternatives we'd look at," Temple president Neil Theobald said Thursday. Signed before the start of the 2003 season, Temple's lease with the Eagles does not expire until after the 2017 season. Theobald said that he has been negotiating with the Eagles for more than a year and that they have not given a reason for the increase, which he said would more than double what Temple is paying.
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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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December 19, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer
THEY HELD a soccer match at Lincoln Financial Field a few weeks before the first Eagles game in 2003. In the restaurant business, this would be called a soft opening. Don Smolenski, who was the Eagles CFO at the time, and team president Joe Banner headed out into the concourse to check things out. They discovered a rather sizable problem that showed why soft openings are a good idea. "For the soccer game, we realized that our signage was confusing," recalled Smolenski, now the team's president.
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December 19, 2012 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
The Eagles are in their 10th season at Lincoln Financial Field, where they've posted a 45-34 regular-season record and a 4-2 mark in the postseason. In that same span, they are 46-32-1 on the road. So much for home-field advantage. Even so, here is a look at some of the most significant Eagles moments at the stadium: Sept. 8, 2003: The Linc opened with a thud as Tampa Bay, which closed Veterans Stadium by stunning the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game 9 months earlier, shut out the Eagles, 17-0.
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April 12, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
An unwillingness to pay a higher rent, coupled with a $12 million cash payment up front for the use of Lincoln Financial Field for home football games, has once again sparked conversations about a possible new stadium for Temple University. "That would certainly be one of the alternatives we'd look at," Temple president Neil Theobald said Thursday. Signed before the start of the 2003 season, Temple's lease with the Eagles does not expire until after the 2017 season. Theobald said that he has been negotiating with the Eagles for more than a year and that they have not given a reason for the increase, which he said would more than double what Temple is paying.
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April 11, 2014
THE 2014 Eagles will play two preseason games before fans get to see them at Lincoln Financial Field. The NFL announced preseason schedules yesterday, minus dates and times. The Eagles will kick off 2014 in Chicago, then play at New England. That game is expected to be accompanied by joint Patriots-Eagles practices, as was the case last season, only those were at NovaCare and these will be in Massachusetts. The third week of the preseason, the Eagles host the Steelers before continuing the tradition like no other, a preseason finale against the Jets contested largely by guys who aren't going to make either roster.
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April 3, 2014
Temple's game against Memphis at Lincoln Financial Field (ESPNU), previously scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, has been changed to Friday, Nov. 7. Here is the schedule: SEPTEMBER 6   Navy 13   Bye 20 Delaware State 27 at Connecticut OCTOBER 4   BYE 11 Tulsa 18   at Houston 25 at Central Florida NOVEMBER 1   East Carolina 7   Memphis 15   at Penn State 22   BYE ...
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February 25, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 22, 2014 | By the Inquirer Staff
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.
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February 21, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.
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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.
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February 7, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
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.
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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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January 31, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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