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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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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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January 5, 2016 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Anthony loves football so much he dreams of becoming a member of an NFL team when he grows up. For now, the 11-year-old enjoys watching the game, especially when his favorite team - the Eagles - is playing. He was thrilled to have the opportunity recently to visit Lincoln Financial Field where he met Swoop, the Eagles mascot, and toured the team locker room. Anthony also likes basketball, swimming, drawing, playing with action figures, going to the park, and listening to music. It's not unusual to find him dancing or tapping along to the beat of a song he hears.
SPORTS
December 31, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, INQUIRER COLUMNIST
Chip Kelly was the fashionable selection to become the 21st head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Owner Jeffrey Lurie was not wrong when he said that the hot-shot college guy from the University of Oregon was the preferred choice for a lot of NFL teams searching for a head coach after the 2012 season. Thanks to their unwillingness to take no for an answer, Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman convinced Kelly to come to Philadelphia after he initially declined and it was quite the coup even if it did evolve into an "oh-no," situation that led to Wednesday's surprising news conference inside the NovaCare Complex.
SPORTS
December 22, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
Their playoff hopes live another week, because they play in a terrible division, but the Eagles' illusions of late-season competence surely died Sunday night on the yellowing Lincoln Financial Field grass, against a seriously more talented and efficient Arizona Cardinals team, 40-17. "You don't win many games when you tackle like that," Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis observed, after an Eagles opponent hit the 40 mark for the third time in the last five games, ending the Birds' modest two-game win streak.
NEWS
December 20, 2015 | By David Sell, Staff Writer
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney criticized the Eagles ownership Friday for trying to make a bigger profit on a new lease proposal for Temple University to play football games at Lincoln Financial Field. "The Eagles are frustrating to me," Kenney said after speaking in the morning at the My Brother's Keeper Philadelphia Summit at Community College of Philadelphia. In his view, "they are not ... as community-committed as the Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers are. " Kenney said part of his frustration was that hundreds of millions of dollars in tax money helped build the Eagles a stadium and raise the value of the professional football franchise.
NEWS
December 19, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney rightly stepped in to suggest an alternative to Temple University's plan to build a $100 million stadium on its North Philadelphia campus. Kenney wants the Eagles to give the university a better deal to play at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple's lease to use the Linc expires in 2017. The Eagles reportedly wanted to charge the public university a $12 million up-front payment for a new lease and double its annual rent to about $2 million. That's too much for a university that's trying to keep its tuition and fees down.
NEWS
December 19, 2015 | By David Sell, Staff Writer
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney met with Temple University officials Thursday and told them they must address the worries of neighbors before he can endorse the school's plan to build a football stadium on campus. "Temple asked for this meeting to explain the benefits of building their stadium," Kenney's spokeswoman, Lauren Hitt, said in a statement Thursday night. "The mayor-elect enjoyed meeting with the university's representatives, and he appreciated them working with the city on this issue.
SPORTS
December 15, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE BEST WAY to shut Shady up? Beat Shady up. LeSean McCoy's departure from Philadelphia spurred him to accuse coach/general manager Chip Kelly of racism. Given several chances, McCoy stood by his statements. Not only did he spew vitriol during the week in Buffalo, McCoy also represented the Bills in the weekly conference call, a task usually assigned to the quarterback. He called in to two local radio shows - unprecedented behavior for a player in McCoy's position. He went out of his way to let it be known that Kelly did him dirty, and he couldn't wait to exact revenge.
NEWS
December 15, 2015
ISSUE | MOSQUE ATTACK Sisters and brothers It was with profound sorrow that I read of the desecration of the sacred mosque of the Al Aqsa Islamic Society by a cowardly and ignorant person last week ("Pig's head left at N. Phila. mosque," Tuesday). I have attended interfaith worship services and been joyfully received as a guest at the breaking of the Ramadan fast there. I have personally experienced these folks to be among the best of humankind. Our world and city would be diminished were they not among us. It is our duty and our obligation to protect them and their sisters and brothers in the Muslim community.
SPORTS
December 14, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maybe the people who ran the Heisman Trophy ceremony were too busy with preparations to watch Saturday's Army-Navy game on television and observe yet another great performance from the player they neglected to include among the finalists. Navy senior Keenan Reynolds put the wraps on an unblemished record in the annual service academy rivalry. He rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns and threw for a score in a record-setting performance that carried the Midshipmen to a 21-17 victory over Army on a springlike day before a crowd of 69,722 at Lincoln Financial Field.
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