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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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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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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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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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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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August 21, 2015 | By Marc Nardiucci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple and Villanova will resume their football rivalry in two years. Owlscoop.com first reported that the two universities would resume the Mayor's Cup football game, most likely in 2017. A source close to the situation confirmed that Temple will play Villanova in 2017 and 2018. Villanova usually opens its season with a Football Bowl Subdivision school. This year the Wildcats will open at Connecticut on Sept. 3; they will play Pittsburgh next season. The last time Villanova and Temple played was Aug. 31, 2012, when the host Owls won, 41-10.
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August 20, 2015 | Staff Report
SOMEDAY, Temple may have an on-campus football stadium. But in the immediate future, the Owls will continue to play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple and the Eagles have signed an amendment to their agreement that provides the university consecutive one-year options in 2018 and 2019, according to a Temple spokesperson. The current agreement was set to expire in 2017. Temple has expressed interest in building an on-campus facility, something it has never had. The Owls played at Temple Stadium in West Oak Lane from 1928 to 1975.
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August 20, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
THERE IS A strong argument to be made that the local press already has written more than enough about DeMarco Murray's practice usage, and as a member of said press, that makes it my sworn duty to write even more about it. But I'm having a lot of trouble working myself up into a lather about the whole thing, which generally is not a difficult thing for me to do. Correct me if I'm wrong, but there seems to be little dispute that . . . ...
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August 17, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IN THE SHORT RUN, Eagles fans will be disappointed that they won't see their new No. 1 quarterback, Sam Bradford, in tomorrow's preseason opener against the Colts at Lincoln Financial Field. In the long run, the bigger news coming out of NovaCare yesterday probably was that tight end Zach Ertz has undergone a surgical procedure on a "core muscle," believed to be a partial groin tear, and has been ruled out of the entire preseason. With Bradford, it seems that Eagles coach Chip Kelly is just being cautious, wanting to get the QB with the twice-repaired left ACL another week of practice reps before sending him into live action.
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August 14, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
BYRON MAXWELL was barely an Eagle last May when he guaranteed to a reporter that he would be participating in his third consecutive Super Bowl this February. He based this not on the trade that had landed a former first-round pick as quarterback, or the signings of two elite level running backs, or even the fertile football mind of Chip Kelly. Nor was it about himself or any guarantee to deliver on a contract that will pay him as much as $63 million over the next six seasons. Maxwell took a look at the whole picture, particularly the mix of talent assembled in the secondary after two years of nightmarish coverage, a group whose nucleus includes three veterans with Super Bowl experience.
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August 6, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
IF THIS WERE just about the pass-catching skills of Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, there would not be an issue. It's basically agreed that Ertz has the hands, speed and route-running techniques to be an impact player in the NFL. Yesterday, at the Eagles' open training session at Lincoln Financial Field, Ertz made a couple of catches that elicited cheers from fans getting their first look at the 2015 Birds. Still, there is a reason why, entering his third NFL season, Ertz has yet to have the breakout year that's been predicted since he was drafted in the second round in 2013 out of Stanford University.
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August 6, 2015 | By Laine Higgins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gone are the days when Eagles fans made annual summer pilgrimages to Lehigh University, playing hooky or taking weeklong vacations to get their first taste of the season to come. The attraction has shifted to Philadelphia, with the team entering its third season of conducting training camp at the NovaCare Complex and Lincoln Financial Field. With this change came more restricted access: Fans can attend only two days of practices. But that did little to discourage the die-hards on Tuesday, as most of the lower deck at the Linc was filled with fans in green and white fanning themselves in the heat for the first open workout.
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July 31, 2015 | By Ed Barkowitz, Daily News Staff Writer
Open practices Tuesday, Aug. 4/Alumni Day Sunday, Aug. 9/Military Day Schedule for each day 9 a.m. – Lots open 10 a.m. – HeadHouse Plaza and stadium's interior gates open 10:30 a.m. – Eagles alumni Q&A (HH Plaza) 11:00 a.m. – Junior cheer practice (HH Plaza) 11:30 a.m. – USA Football tackling demonstration (HH Plaza) 11:45 a.m. – Practice begins There will be field access for fans following each practice . . . Also for youngsters, there will be a rock-climbing wall, a scavenger hunt and face painting.
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July 28, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Corruption scandals off the field, refereeing fiascos in both the quarterfinals and semis, all that already had given this CONCACAF Gold Cup its unsavory flavor. Until Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field. In the final, it was all about the soccer. After taking advantage of the events that got its national team to the Linc, Mexico displayed its virtuosity, burying a beautiful first-half volley, then finding the net again immediately after halftime. A third Mexican goal came in the 61st minute, when a blunder by a Jamaican defender had put the ball on a tee. This time, bad officiating had nothing to do with Mexico's victory, the final a decisive 3-1. The crowd of 68,930 was announced as the largest to see a soccer game in Philadelphia.
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July 24, 2015 | BY GARRETT MILEY, For the Daily News
THE PITCH conditions throughout the CONCACAF Gold Cup have been a hot topic of discussion among players, commentators and fans alike. Games have been played all over the United States on varying field setups. After holding matches in Dallas and Kansas City in MLS grass-field stadiums, play moved to larger-capacity stadiums for the later rounds. Gillette Stadium, for example, is a turf field, which is fine for the New England Patriots and other teams to play football on. While all games in the Gold Cup have technically been played on grass pitches, many stadiums laid grass sod over turf fields when hosting the CONCACAF national teams.
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