Lincoln Financial Field

American football stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; home of the Philadelphia Eagles

Lincoln Financial Field is a major American football stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's home to the Philadelphia Eagles and Temple Owls football teams, with a seating capacity of 71,896. It opened in August 2003, replacing Veterans Stadium, and has modern amenities.[4] The stadium is named after Lincoln Financial Group, which paid $139.6 million for naming rights. Public funding of approximately $188 million helped build it, along with revenue from seat licenses.[5]

Lincoln Financial Field
"The Linc"
Lincoln Financial Field in March 2012
Lincoln Financial Field is located in Philadelphia
Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field
Location of Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia
Lincoln Financial Field is located in Pennsylvania
Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field
Location in Pennsylvania
Lincoln Financial Field is located in the United States
Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field
Location in the United States
Address1020 Pattison Avenue
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Coordinates39°54′3″N 75°10′3″W / 39.90083°N 75.16750°W / 39.90083; -75.16750
Public transitMetro interchange NRG Bus transport SEPTA bus: 4, 17
OwnerCity of Philadelphia[1]
OperatorPhiladelphia Eagles
Executive suites172
Capacity67,594
Field size790 by 825 feet (241 m × 251 m) – 15 acres (6.1 ha) (Stadium footprint)
SurfaceGrassmaster hybrid[2]
ScoreboardPanasonic
North End-zone 192' x 27'
South End-zone 160' x 27'
Construction
StartedMay 7, 2001; 23 years ago (May 7, 2001)
OpenedAugust 3, 2003; 20 years ago (August 3, 2003)
Renovated2013–14
Expanded2013–14
Construction costUS$512 million
($754 million in 2021 dollars[3])
ArchitectNBBJ
Agoos Lovera Architects[1]
Project managerKUD International[1]
Structural engineerOve Arup & Partners[1]
Services engineerM-E Engineers Inc.[1]
General contractorTurner Construction[1]
Main contractorsKeating Building Corp., McKissack Group Inc.[1]
Tenants
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) (2003–present)
Temple Owls (NCAA) (2003–present)
Philadelphia Union (MLS) (2010)
Army-Navy Game (NCAA) (2003–2006, 2008–2010, 2012–2015, 2017–2019, 2022, 2027)
Website
lincolnfinancialfield.com

The stadium hosts various events, including the Army-Navy football game and NCAA lacrosse championships.[6] It will also feature in the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Temple University's football team plays here, and the Philadelphia Union soccer team holds exhibitions here.

References

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  3. 1634–1699: McCusker, J. J. (1997). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States: Addenda et Corrigenda (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1700–1799: McCusker, J. J. (1992). How Much Is That in Real Money? A Historical Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States (PDF). American Antiquarian Society. 1800–present: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved April 16, 2022.
  4. "Lincoln Financial Field: Stadium Facts". Archived from the original on May 29, 2014.
  5. "The case against the Eagles: It looks like Philly's NFL team is robbing Temple".
  6. Narducci, Marc (February 10, 2020). "Temple football signs contract extension with Eagles to play at least five more years of home games at Lincoln Financial Field". Philadelphia Inquirer.