Aerial view, 2012
|Address||1020 Pattison Avenue|
|Location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Owner||City of Philadelphia|
|Field size||790 by 825 feet (241 m × 251 m) – 15 acres (6.1 ha) (Stadium footprint)|
North End-zone 192' x 27'
South End-zone 160' x 27'
|Broke ground||May 7, 2001|
|Opened||August 3, 2003|
|Construction cost||US$512 million|
($712 million in 2019 dollars )
|Architect|| NBBJ |
Agoos Lovera Architects
|Project manager||KUD International|
|Structural engineer||Ove Arup & Partners|
|Services engineer||M-E Engineers Inc.|
|General contractor||Turner Construction|
|Main contractors||Keating Building Corp., McKissack Group Inc.|
| Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) (2003–present)|
Temple Owls (AAC) (2003–present)
Philadelphia Union (MLS) (2010)
Army-Navy Game (NCAA) (2003–2006, 2008–2010, 2012–2015, 2017–2020, 2022)
Lincoln Financial Field is an American football stadium located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. It serves as the home stadium of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) and the Temple Owls football team of Temple University. It is located in South Philadelphia on Pattison Avenue between 11th and South Darien streets, also alongside I-95 as part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. It has a seating capacity of 69,176. Many locals refer to the stadium simply as "The Linc".
The stadium opened on August 3, 2003 after two years of construction that began on May 7, 2001, replacing Veterans Stadium. While total seating capacity is similar to that of "The Vet", the new stadium contains double the number of luxury and wheelchair-accessible seats, along with more modern services. The field's construction included several light emitting diode (LED) video displays, as well as more than 624 feet (190 m) of LED ribbon boards.
Naming rights were sold in June 2002 to the Lincoln Financial Group, for a sum of $139.6 million over 21 years. Together, the City of Philadelphia and the State of Pennsylvania contributed approximately $188 million to the stadium construction.Additional construction funding was raised from the sale of Stadium Builder's Licenses to Eagles season ticket holders.
The Army–Navy football game is frequently played at the stadium due to Philadelphia being located halfway between both service academies, the stadium being able to house the large crowds in attendance, and the historic nature of the city. Temple University's Division I college football team also plays their home games at Lincoln Financial Field, paying the Eagles $1 million a year to do so. The Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer have played exhibition games here against high-profile international clubs when their stadium Talen Energy Stadium does not provide adequate seating. The stadium also plays host to several soccer games each year. It has also played host to the NCAA lacrosse national championship three times, in 2005, 2006, and 2013 respectively.
In late spring 2013, the Eagles announced that there would be some major upgrades to Lincoln Financial Field over the next two years. The total project estimate was valued at over $125 million. The upgrades included seating expansion, two new HD video boards, upgraded amenities, WiFi, and two new connecting bridges for upper levels. These upgrades were decided upon after research from season ticket holders, advisory boards, and fan focus groups. The majority of these changes, including WiFi (which would accommodate 45,000 users and have coverage over the entire stadium), were completed by the 2013 home opener. The upgraded sound systems and video boards were finished for the 2014 season.
There are 172 Luxury Suites at Lincoln Financial Field. They range in capacity from 12 to 40 people and cost $75,000 to $300,000 per year or $20,000 for a single game rental. The suites are located in six separate areas throughout the stadium. There are 3,040 luxury suite seats in total.
There are 2 exclusive 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) club lounges in the stadium. The lounge on the west side is the "Hyundai Club" and the one on the east side is the "Tork Club". Suite holders and club seat holders have access to these 2 lounges. There are a total of 10,828 club seats in the stadium. These club seats feature some unique benefits above and beyond the lounges. One major benefit is the lounges open hours before the event, in most cases 2–4 hours. The lounges also have multiple full service bars in them. The seats in the club level are padded, and there is also a wait staff present to serve food and drinks.
There are numerous parking lots surrounding Lincoln Financial Field. The parking assignments may change depending on other activities in the area on a particular day. According to the stadium's website, all lots will cost visitors $40 and $80 for an oversized vehicle. Tailgating is allowed in all lots except for T-X lots. The majority of the lots are public cash lots, but visitors should visit the website Lincoln Financial Field Parking for more information before heading to an event.
The Eagles decided after the 2012 season to move training camp back to Philadelphia. As a part of this new agreement the Eagles will have multiple practices, which are open to the public, at Lincoln Financial Field. The rest of the practices will be closed, and will take place across the street at the NovaCare Complex. Information about tickets and dates can be found at Training Camp Information.
Lincoln Financial Field is the home field for Temple University football. On August 13, 2003, the Philadelphia Eagles and Temple University announced a 15-year agreement for Temple to play their home football games at Lincoln Financial Field.Temple played its first game at the Linc on September 6, 2003 against Villanova, the teams' first meeting since 1980. During the 2015 season, the Temple Owls sold out the Linc on two occasions. The September 5 season opener against Penn State, and again on October 31 in a prime time matchup against Notre Dame.
Lincoln Financial Field is the primary home to the Army–Navy Game. The game has been played the most often in Philadelphia. It was played at Veterans Stadium for the final time in 2001, and prior to the Vet, at John F. Kennedy Stadium and Franklin Field. The Linc hosted the game five times between 2003 and 2009. It was announced on June 9, 2009 that the game would be played in Philadelphia at the Linc in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017.
The stadium opened on August 3, 2003 with 68,396 attending a preseason friendly with Manchester United defeating Barcelona 3–1. [ citation needed ]It hosted some 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup matches.
In 2004, after winning the gold-medal in soccer at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the U.S. women's team conducted a "Fan Celebration Tour", playing ten matches across the United States from September to December 2004. The matches were the final national team appearances for Mia Hamm, Joy Fawcett, and Julie Foudy, all of whom retired after the tour. The team played at the Linc on November 6, 2004 where they lost 3-1 to Denmark in front of 14,812 spectators.
In late July and early August 2004, Manchester United returned to play Celtic and A.C. Milan played Chelsea in two friendly matches.
On July 18, 2009, Lincoln Financial Field hosted a doubleheader quarterfinal for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The first game was between Canada and Honduras, and the second between USA and Panama. This was the first full international appearance for the United States national soccer team in Philadelphia since a 1968 friendly against Israel at Temple Stadium.
Lincoln Financial Field was listed by U.S. Soccer's World Cup bid committee as one of 18 stadiums to be potential sites for the United States to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The Linc was also the first home of the Philadelphia Union early in 2010. The Union played their home opener against D.C. United at the Linc on April 10, 2010 due to construction delays at their new stadium, PPL Park (now Subaru Park). The Union defeated United, 3–2. The Union also played FC Dallas to a 1–1 tie in the second home game in franchise history at the Linc. After moving to their permanent venue in Chester, the Philadelphia Union continued to use the Linc for matches where ticket demand is expected to far exceed the full capacity at its regular home until 2011.[ citation needed ] English powerhouse club Manchester United met the Philadelphia Union during their pre-season tour on July 21, 2010 where they lost 1–0. The Union played the Spanish powerhouse club Real Madrid on July 24, 2011, where they lost 2–1.
Lincoln Financial Field also hosted the US National team's final match on home soil before the 2010 World Cup.The US defeated Turkey 2–1 on May 29, 2010.
The US men's national team returned to Lincoln Financial Field on August 10, 2011, for an international friendly match against Mexico, where they tied 1-1.
In 2012, the stadium hosted a World Football Challenge match between Real Madrid and Celtic F.C. with Real Madrid winning 2-0.
On August 2, 2014, Lincoln Financial Field hosted a soccer match between A.S. Roma and Inter Milan which was part of the 2014 International Champions Cup. Inter Milan won the match 2–0.
On July 26, 2015, the Linc hosted the final match of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
In 2016, the stadium hosted games in the Copa América Centenario.
The Linc hosted a doubleheader of quarterfinals of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup and did so again for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
On July 25, 2018, the Linc hosted a 2018 International Champions Cup match between Juventus F.C. and FC Bayern Munich that Juventus won 2-0.
In the Summer of 2026, the Linc will host games for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 2005, 2006, 2013 and 2019 were held at the stadium.
The Philadelphia Phillies celebrated their 2008 World Series championship with a parade down Broad Street, appearance before a sold-out crowd at the Linc, and then a ceremony at Citizens Bank Park. The Citizens Bank Park ceremony was simulcast to the crowd at the Linc.Tickets to the event at Lincoln Financial Field were made available at no cost to the public and were gone within 45 minutes when they were made available at 3pm on October 30, 2008.
Monster Jam performed at the stadium from 2010–2012 as part of the summer stadium tour. After a six year absence, Monster Jam returned to the stadium on May 5, 2018. Previous events took place during the winter at the Spectrum and the Wells Fargo Center from 2013–2015.
On February 23, 2019, the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime in the 2019 NHL Stadium Series in front of a crowd of 69,620, the largest record attendance for a hockey game in Pennsylvania.
|Date||Artist||Opening act(s)||Tour / Concert name||Attendance||Revenue||Notes|
|August 8, 2003||Bruce Springsteen||N/A||The Rising Tour||139,318 / 147,763||$10,342,060|
|August 9, 2003|
|August 11, 2003|
|July 19, 2008||Kenny Chesney|| Keith Urban |
|The Poets and Pirates Tour||49,169 / 50,017||$4,519,632||Before 2008 his tours were performed at Wells Fargo Center or Susquehanna Bank Center. His Summer Tours have been held here ever since.|
|June 27, 2009|| Lady Antebellum |
|Sun City Carnival Tour||52,343 / 52,343||$4,407,377|
|June 18, 2011||Kenny Chesney|
Zac Brown Band
| Billy Currington |
|Goin' Coastal Tour||54,166 / 54,166||$5,084,803|
|July 14, 2011||U2||Interpol||U2 360° Tour||72,389 / 72,389||$6,536,230||The show was originally scheduled to take place on July 12, 2010, but was postponed, due to Bono's emergency back surgery.|
|August 6, 2011||Taylor Swift|| Needtobreathe |
|Speak Now World Tour||51,395 / 51,395||$4,268,678|
|June 16, 2012||Kenny Chesney|
| Grace Potter and the Nocturnals |
|Brothers of the Sun Tour||53,111 / 53,111||$5,541,757|
|June 8, 2013||Kenny Chesney|
| Eli Young Band |
|No Shoes Nation Tour||50,962 / 50,962||$5,351,550|
|July 19, 2013||Taylor Swift|| Ed Sheeran |
|The Red Tour||101,277 / 101,277||$8,822,335||On the show of July 20, 2013, after the opening acts performed, Swift was about to start her set, until heavy rain as well as lightning delayed the show.|
|July 20, 2013|
|August 13, 2014||One Direction||5 Seconds of Summer||Where We Are Tour||101,527 / 101,527||$8,818,556|
|August 14, 2014|
|August 15, 2014||Luke Bryan|| Brantley Gilbert |
|That's My Kind of Night Tour||48,576 / 48,576||$3,896,840|
|June 12, 2015||Taylor Swift|| Vance Joy |
|The 1989 World Tour||101,052 / 101,052||$11,987,816||Echosmith, Cara Delevingne & Mariska Hargitay were special guests.|
|June 13, 2015||Rachel Platten and Mariska Hargitay were special guests.|
|July 11, 2015||Kenny Chesney||Eric Church|
|The Big Revival Tour||55,131 / 55,131||$5,952,700|
|August 30, 2015||Kevin Hart||N/A||What Now? Tour||53,000||N/A||First comedian to sell out a football stadium for a stand up comedy show.|
|September 1, 2015||One Direction||Icona Pop||On the Road Again Tour||47,761 / 47,761||$3,079,651||During the performance, the band performed a cover of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" by Will Smith.|
|June 5, 2016||Beyoncé||DJ Khaled||The Formation World Tour||47,223 / 47,223||$5,563,435||Heavy rain and lighting slightly delayed the start of the concert. Yo Gotti, Young Gunz, Freeway, Meek Mill , Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross joined DJ Khaled during the opening act.|
|June 25, 2016||Kenny Chesney||Miranda Lambert|
Big & Rich
|Spread the Love Tour||48,322 / 50,676||$4,634,450|
|August 6, 2016||Coldplay|| Alessia Cara |
|A Head Full of Dreams Tour||54,497 / 54,497||$5,530,866|
|September 29, 2016||Beyoncé||DJ Khaled||The Formation World Tour||44,693 / 44,693||$3,353,627|
|May 12, 2017||Metallica||Volbeat||WorldWired Tour||49,722 / 51,728||$5,421,187||Avenged Sevenfold was not able to appear as an opening act for Metallica due to Synyster Gates' wife going into labor.|
|June 18, 2017||U2||The Lumineers||The Joshua Tree Tour 2017||56,570 / 56,570||$6,259,880|
|June 9, 2018||Kenny Chesney|| Thomas Rhett |
|The Trip Around The Sun Tour||55,238 / 55,238||$6,384,845|
|July 13, 2018||Taylor Swift|| Camila Cabello |
|Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour||107,378 / 107,378||$11,951,047||During the second show, Swift performed "Our Song" and "Wildest Dreams" a cappella after the levitating basket stage used during "Delicate" malfunctioned.|
|July 14, 2018|
|July 30, 2018||Beyoncé|
|Chloe X Halle and DJ Khaled||On the Run II Tour||54,870 / 54,870||$6,709,691||“Black Effect” was premiered and added to the setlist.|
|September 27, 2018||Ed Sheeran|| Snow Patrol |
|÷ Tour||54,292 / 54,292||$5,161,683|
|July 23, 2019||The Rolling Stones||Des Rocs||No Filter Tour||51,115 / 51,115||$11,741,373||This concert was originally scheduled to take place on June 4, 2019 but was postponed due to Mick Jagger recovering from a heart procedure.|
|TBA (2021)||Kenny Chesney||Florida Georgia Line||Chillaxification Tour||Postponed due to coronavirus pandemic|
|TBA||Justin Bieber||TBA||Changes Tour||Postponed due to coronavirus pandemic|
|August 23, 2020||Rammstein||Duo Jatekok||Rammstein Stadium Tour|
The stadium is prominently featured in the opening of the TV show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia . It also features in the third episode of season 3 of the show.
In 2013, Lincoln Financial Field was considered one of the "greenest" NFL stadiums.Energy-efficient additions include 11,000 solar panels, and 14 UGE-4K wind turbines outside and on top of the stadium respectively. These installations account for 30% of the electricity used to run the facility. 2013 also marked the fourth year in a row that the venue made the top of PETA's list of "Vegetarian-Friendly NFL Stadiums".
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