April 19, 2014
The Eagles announced the dates and times for their four preseason games. They will open at 8 p.m. Aug. 8 against the Bears in Chicago. Training camp can open 15 days before the preseason opener, so look for camp to begin around July 24. The Eagles will visit the New England Patriots at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15. The two teams held joint practices in Philadelphia last summer before their preseason game, and they could do the same this season in New England....
April 12, 2014 |
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.
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.
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 ...
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.