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Encyclopedia > Lincoln Financial Field
Lincoln Financial Field
"The Linc"


Location One Lincoln Financial Way
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101
Broke ground May 7, 2001
Opened August 3, 2003
Owner City of Philadelphia
Operator Philadelphia Eagles
Surface Grass
Construction cost $512 million
Architect NBBJ Sports
Tenants
Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) (2003-present)
Temple Owls (NCAA) (2003-present)
Capacity
68,532

Lincoln Financial Field, familiarly known as "The Linc", is the home stadium of the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles. It has a seating capacity of 68,532 (69,032 with Standing Room Only tickets). The stadium was named in June 2002 when Lincoln Financial Group paid $139.6 million for naming rights over the next 21 years. The Eagles sold Stadium Builder Licenses to their fans in order to finance some of the construction cost of the stadium. It is located in South Philadelphia on Pattison Avenue between 11th and 10th Streets, closer to the area's stretch of Interstate 95 than to Pattison. Image File history File links LFFLogo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1666 KB)I took this picture at Lincoln financial field File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (128th in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Maldives the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Telstra Stadium in Sydney, Australia is capable of being converted from a rectangular rugby football field to an oval for cricket and Australian rules football games This article is about the building type. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Lincoln National Corporation is a holding company, which operates multiple insurance and investment management businesses through subsidiary companies. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Maldives the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Naming rights are the right to name a piece of property, either tangible property or an event, usually granted in exchange for financial considerations. ... South Philadelphia district, highlighted on map of Philadelphia County. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ...


The stadium replaced the old Veterans Stadium after over two years of construction. While its total capacity barely changed, the new stadium contained double the amount of luxury and wheelchair-accessible seats, along with the newer, more modern services. Like the Vet, Lincoln Financial Field had a jail inside the stadium, that contained four cells. However, this jail was done away within two years as the level of unruly behavior had dropped considerably from the worst days of the Vet. The Linc also plays hosts to several soccer games each year, and in the past two years it has played host to the NCAA lacrosse national championship. Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (informally called The Vet) was a professional sports facility located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...

Army-Navy Game in 2005.
Army-Navy Game in 2005.

The stadium opened on August 3, 2003 with a preseason friendly match between European soccer giants Manchester United and FC Barcelona. Some matches in the FIFA Women's World Cup for soccer were also played there in 2003. Bruce Springsteen performed three sold-out concerts there in 2003. Also, the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship in 2005 and 2006 were held there. The Army-Navy football game is also played at the stadium, and the stadium is scheduled to host more in the future. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1632x2464, 2009 KB) Summary Four Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets from the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron Two One One (VFA-211) conduct a fly-over during opening ceremonies for the 106th Army vs. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1632x2464, 2009 KB) Summary Four Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets from the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron Two One One (VFA-211) conduct a fly-over during opening ceremonies for the 106th Army vs. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Futbol Club Barcelona, known familiarly as Barça (IPA: baɾsa), is a Catalan sports club based in Barcelona, Spain. ... The FIFA Womens World Cup is the most important championship in international football competition for women. ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Each year, the NCAA Championship determines the top lacrosse team in the NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III. Past Winners // Division I 1971 -- Cornell 12-6 Maryland 1972 -- Virginia 13-12 Johns Hopkins 1973 -- Maryland 10-9 (2 OT) Johns Hopkins 1974 -- Johns Hopkins 17-12 Maryland 1975... M*A*S*H, see The Army-Navy Game (M*A*S*H episode). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Temple University's Division I-A college football team also plays their home games at Lincoln Financial Field, paying the Eagles $6 million a year to do so. Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ...


Notable games

Aug. 3, 2003: Lincoln Financial Field hosts its first ticketed event, a soccer match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona


Aug. 22, 2003: The Eagles host the New England Patriots in the first preseason football game at Lincoln Financial Field.


Sept. 6, 2003: Lincoln Financial Field hosts its first regular season college football game, a college matchup of city rivals Villanova and Temple. Villanova prevailed 23-20 in double overtime.


Sept. 8, 2003: The Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers square off on Monday Night Football in the first regular season NFL game, dubbed the “Inaugural Game” at Lincoln Financial Field. Tampa Bay won, 17-0.

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Preceded by
Veterans Stadium
19712002
Home of the
Philadelphia Eagles
2003–present
Succeeded by
current

Coordinates: 39°54′2.79″N, 75°10′2.83″W Philadelphia Veterans Stadium (informally called The Vet) was a professional sports facility located at the northeast corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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