|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). 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.
The Stadium opened on August 3, 2003 after 2 years of construction beginning in May 7, 2001 and replaced the old Veterans Stadium. 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 host to several soccer games each year, and in the past two years it has played host to the NCAA lacrosse national championship.
Naming rights were granted in June 2002 to Lincoln Financial Group for a sum of $139.6 million over 21 years. Additional construction funding was raised from the sale of Personal Seat Licenses to Eagles season ticket holders.
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.
Temple University's Division I-A college football team also plays their home games at Lincoln Financial Field, paying the Eagles $1 million a year to do so.
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Category: Sports: Stadiums
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