If you’ve never been to Philadelphia or watched an Eagles game, you may think Philadelphia is all about the Philly cheesesteak sandwich. Fortunately, most Eagles’ fans would agree with you. You can get both at a game when you visit Lincoln Financial Field. One of the most visually impressive stadiums in the NFL, Lincoln Financial Field lets you experience the best that Philadelphia has to offer, all while cheering your team to victory. Here’s what you should know before you visit Lincoln Financial Field.
At A Glance:
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Who: Lincoln Financial Field is home to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Where: Lincoln Financial Field is located in South Philadelphia. It’s part of a large sports complex that most people just call “The Linc.”
Lincoln Financial field began construction in 2001 and was officially opened in 2003. Prior to its official open, Lincoln Financial Group bought the naming rights to the stadium for $139.6 million over 21 years. The stadium has an official seating capacity of 69,176, including the seats in 172 luxury suites.
The extremely modern stadium includes more technological improvements than many NFL stadiums. The field’s original construction included several LED video displays, as well as more than 624 feet of LED ribbon boards. In 2013, Lincoln Financial Field underwent a huge renovation to make it one of the “greenest” stadiums in the NFL. Energy-efficient additions include 11,000 solar panels and 14 wind turbines, which produce 30% of the stadium’s power.
Not only a place for sports fans, Lincoln Financial Field has hosted concerts by U2, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, One Direction, and Bruce Springsteen.
- The first ticketed game at Lincoln Financial Field was not an NFL game, but a soccer game between Manchester United and FC Barcelona. (The first NFL game happened three weeks later on August 22, 2003 between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.)
- Lincoln Financial Field is prominently featured in the opening credits of the TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
- Bruce Springsteen performed three sold-out concerts at Lincoln Financial Field in 2003.
- While nursing mothers are welcome to nurse their child wherever they feel comfortable, Lincoln Financial Field also offers two nursing rooms for additional comfort and privacy.
- On August 30, 2015, Kevin Hart became the first comedian to sell out a football stadium for his stand-up comedy show on his “What Now?” tour. Hart is originally from Philadelphia.
The 172 luxury suites at Lincoln Financial Field are excellent places to host work events or spend quality time with your friends and family. Suites accommodate up to 20 guests and come decked out with comfortable lounge seating, high end appliances, in-suite catering, VIP parking, and a dedicated entrance to the field. Suite owners also get access to the SCA and Panasonic Club Lounges.
Food & Drinks:
First thing’s first. Lincoln Financial Field knows how to make a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. It’s the number one fan choice for concessions. Other favorites include hot dogs, pretzels, chicken strips, and sausages. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, you’ll love the food here, too, as Lincoln Financial Field has been ranked as PETA’s #1 most vegetarian-friendly NFL stadium four times. Vegan choices include fake-steak sandwiches, Yves veggie dogs and staples like veggie tacos and hoagies.
What To Do When You Visit:
Take a tour: On non-event days, groups of 10 or more are welcome to tour Lincoln Financial Field. While official tour stops vary and are based on availability, most tours include a stop at the press box, Eagles’ locker room, press interview room, playing field, broadcast booth, and a luxury suite.
Get a “My First Game” certificate: Whether you’re young or old, you’re invited to commemorate your first game with an official certificate. Head to any guest services booth and tell them it’s your first Eagles game.
Tailgate: Tailgating is allowed in some parking lots at Lincoln Financial Field. You can get a map of the appropriate tailgating zones here.
- Parking areas are generally open five hours prior to kickoff.
- Reserved parking passes are available for Suite holders, Touchdown Club members, Red Zone Seat holders, and Club Seat holders.
- Parking on game days costs $40 for cars and $80 for oversized vehicles.
- Taxis are available at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue, next to the subway station.
- If you’re taking mass transit, the fastest route is the southbound SEPTA. Get off at the last stop at Pattison Ave.
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