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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
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.
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
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.
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
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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SPORTS
September 13, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
AT THE END of the third quarter Sunday, the second-most important number was this: Twenty-nine minutes. That is how long the Philadelphia Eagles' offense had control of the ball. Run the ball into the line. One yard. Two yards. Run the ball around the end. Four, 5, 6 yards. Throw it quick, throw it safe, keep hitting the defense of the Cleveland Browns in the ribs until the head became exposed. "It felt," tight end Zach Ertz said after the Eagles scored a unanimous decision over the Cleveland Browns, 29-10, at Lincoln Financial Field, "like we were on the field the entire game.
SPORTS
September 13, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It was a bright, sunny afternoon full of "wow" moments for the Eagles and their fans Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field and the man who owns the football team did not hesitate when asked for his favorite. "Fourth-and-four," Jeffrey Lurie said inside the Eagles' locker room following a 29-10 opening-day win over the Cleveland Browns. Fourth-and-four from the Cleveland 40. It was midway through the third quarter and the Eagles had a chance to stomp on the Browns' throat shortly after taking a 15-10 lead on a gift safety.
NEWS
September 13, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
Thousands of ticketless Eagles fans flocked to the parking lots and to the Xfinity Live pub in the shadow of Lincoln Financial Field for Sunday's season opener, seeking the in-stadium vibe outside the stadium. Tailgaters yelled at RV outdoor TVs while hearing the Linc crowd yelling with them, slightly out of synch because of the broadcast's time delay. "If we hear the cheers a few seconds before we see the play on TV, we know we just did good," said Scott Ellison from Northeast Philadelphia, who watched the game on his pal Alfio "DaGoose" Rossillo's Green Magic bus TV. "If we hear boos, we know we're going to see something bad. " Ellison said he loves watching the game from Rossillo's bus because "Al's got two smokers with brisket, shrimp, and wings, and the beer is free.
SPORTS
September 12, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
A week after suffering a loss in which it showed little energy or fight, Temple had plenty of both during a steamy day at Lincoln Financial Field. The Owls also received an unlikely boost from a midweek ping-pong tournament to defeat Stony Brook, 38-0, on Saturday before 22,296 in the sauna that was the Linc, where the game-time temperature was 93 degrees. Yes, the win was over a Football Championship Subdivision team, but Temple took nothing for granted a week after opening with a 28-13 upset loss to visiting Army.
NEWS
September 12, 2016 | Bill Lyon
Bill Lyon is a retired Inquirer sports columnist And still they come. Season after season. From venue after venue. Still they come. From venerable old Franklin Field, where, it is whispered, the ghosts of Chuck Bednarik and Steve Van Buren dance at midnight. From Veterans Stadium, where, it is whispered, human sacrifices were flung from the storied 700 Level. From Lincoln Financial Field, whose current residents await a merciful end to their suffering. And still they come.
SPORTS
September 4, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
The Year After started Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field - the year after taking out Penn State and winning 10 times and having ESPN's College GameDay close Market Street for the Notre Dame game. The year after people began talking about Temple football in Philadelphia. That 2015 season is officially in the books, courtesy of Army. "They physically whipped us, and we looked disheveled," said Temple coach Matt Rhule. "At times, when it got hard, we did not react. " Whether Temple got worn out defensively is debatable.
SPORTS
September 3, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Lincoln Financial Field hasn't been the kindest venue for New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg. In his second game at the Linc, playing his second NFL exhibition game, Hackenberg threw for more yards to the Eagles than he did to his own team. The result was a 14-6 loss to the Eagles in the preseason finale for both teams. Hackenberg completed 11 of 31 passes for 54 yards and one interception. His passer rating was 30.7. It was the first time Hackenberg was at the Linc since playing for Penn State during a 27-10 loss to Temple in last year's opener for both teams.
NEWS
August 27, 2016 | By Aubrey Whelan and Dylan Purcell, STAFF WRITERS
It was the one present that had no price. Among all of the $160,050 in gifts that District Attorney Seth Williams has reported receiving since 2010 - the visits to upscale horse ranches, flights to Key West, a new roof - just one item was judged to have "no face value. " That was a pair of all-access sideline passes to five years of Eagles games at Lincoln Financial Field. The passes had no face value, Williams stated, because they didn't come with seats. Eagles representatives say the same.
SPORTS
August 25, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The Temple players were captivated by the speaker after practice. He didn't talk for long, but he made quite an impression. Coach Matt Rhule frequently has people who have enjoyed success in football talk to his team, and he scored a touchdown by inviting Dick Vermeil, who guided the Eagles to the Super Bowl and won a Super Bowl as coach of the St. Louis Rams. "That was amazing, a Super Bowl-winning coach," said senior linebacker Avery Williams. The 79-year-old Vermeil left a message about the rewards for hard work.
SPORTS
August 16, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
CARSON WENTZ emerged from the tunnel in the southwest corner of Lincoln Financial Field and exchanged some awkward handslaps with a the gantlet of 20 or so kids that flanked the approach to the end zone. As the crowd behind him roared in recognition, Wentz wore the expression of a man who is still not entirely comfortable with the notion that his every move is being watched. His head moved in an erratic swivel, like he was searching for someplace he might anchor his focus, and thus distract it from the adulation pouring down from the stands.
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