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.
|Lincoln Financial Field|
Aerial view, 2012
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Location in Philadelphia
Lincoln Financial Field
Location in Pennsylvania
Lincoln Financial Field
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|Address||1020 Pattison Avenue|
|Location||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Public transit||NRG station: SEPTA bus: 4, 17|
|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|
($697 million in 2018 dollars)
|Architect||Dan Meis, 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)
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 "Panasonic Lounge" and the one on the east side is the "SCA Club Lounge". 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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
Philadelphia 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 Talen Energy Stadium). 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. Although having moved into its permanent venue at Talen Energy Statium, the Philadelphia Union continue to use the Linc for matches where ticket demand is expected to far exceed the full capacity at its regular home. 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.
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.
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.
In the Summer of 2026, the Linc will host games for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
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|
|November 13, 2007||Fall Out Boy||Gym Class Heroes
Plain White T's
Cute Is What We Aim For
|Young Wild Things Tour||—||—|
|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
|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||No Filter 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 became the "greenest" NFL stadium to date. 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".
The 2004 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the college 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. Temple competed as a member of the Big East Conference. The team was coached by Bobby Wallace and played their homes game in Lincoln Financial Field.2005 Temple Owls football team
The 2005 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the college 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. Temple competed as an independent. The team was coached by Bobby Wallace and played their homes game in Lincoln Financial Field.
The Owls scored 107 points and gave up 498 points.2006 Temple Owls football team
The 2006 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the college 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Temple competed as an independent. The team was coached by first-year head coach Al Golden and played their homes game in Lincoln Financial Field.2007 Temple Owls football team
The 2007 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the college 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Temple competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division. The team was coached by Al Golden and played their homes game in Lincoln Financial Field.2008 Temple Owls football team
The 2008 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the college 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Temple competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division. The team was coached by Al Golden and played their homes game in Lincoln Financial Field.2010 Temple Owls football team
The 2010 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University during the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls, led by fourth-year head coach Al Golden, compete in the East Division of the Mid-American Conference and played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. They finished the season 8–4, 5–3 in MAC play and were the only team with more than 6 wins to not be invited to a bowl game.2011 Philadelphia Eagles season
The 2011 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 79th season in the National Football League, and the thirteenth under head coach Andy Reid. The Eagles had high hopes of competing for a Super Bowl, with several notable offseason acquisitions; however, they ultimately failed to improve on their 10-6 record from 2010 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2007. However, they did win their last 4 games, in an attempt to pull out a miracle playoff berth, finishing 8–8, only 1 game behind the divisional winners and eventual Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants. They also swept the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins for the first time since 2006 and 2009, respectively. The Eagles played all their home games at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.2011 Temple Owls football team
The 2011 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls were led by first-year head coach Steve Addazio and played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. They played as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in MAC play to finish in second place in the East Division. They were invited to the New Mexico Bowl where they defeated Wyoming 37–15. It was the school's first bowl win since the 1979 Garden State Bowl. This was the Owls' last season as a member of the MAC as they re-joined the Big East Conference for football in 2012.2012 Temple Owls football team
The 2012 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls were led by second-year head coach Steve Addazio and played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. This season marked the Owls' first season as members of the Big East Conference since they were forced out of the conference following the 2004 season. They finished the season 4–7, 2–5 in Big East play to finish in a tie for sixth place.2013 Philadelphia Eagles season
The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 81st season in the National Football League, and the first under head coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles improved on their 4–12 record from 2012, finishing 10–6 and clinching the NFC East division title and the playoffs for the first time since 2010, but after a close game, they lost to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, by a score of 26–24. The season was noted for LeSean McCoy winning the NFL rushing title, and the extremely successful season by Nick Foles where he produced 27 touchdowns to only 2 interceptions. Foles also threw 7 touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders. This tied an NFL record for most touchdowns in a single game.
The Eagles had a three-quarterback competition with Nick Foles, Michael Vick and Matt Barkley, with Vick winning the job. After Vick got injured, however, Foles took over as quarterback and was eventually named the new starting quarterback despite Vick's return.
It took 62 weeks overall for the Eagles to win a home game; they continued the home losing streak that lasted throughout the rest of the 2012 season and extended it to 10 games, but they ended the streak by winning 24-16 against Washington at the Linc in Week 11.2014 Philadelphia Eagles season
The 2014 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 82nd season in the National Football League and the second under head coach Chip Kelly. The Eagles led the NFC East for most of the year, but a loss to the Redskins in week 16 eliminated them from playoff contention.
After quarterback Nick Foles led them to a 6–2 start, despite struggling with turnovers more so than he did in 2013 (where he threw only 2 interceptions and lost 1 fumble), he was injured in week 9, causing backup Mark Sanchez to take over as starting quarterback. The Eagles led the NFC East until week 15, when they lost to their rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. With a loss to the 3–11 Washington Redskins in Week 16, and the Cowboys defeating the Indianapolis Colts, the Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention a week after they lost control of their division. The Eagles suffered one of their worst collapses in NFL history starting the season 9-3 before going 1-3 in the last four games with two losses against their division rivals, the Cowboys and Redskins.Despite missing the playoffs, they had 9 selections for the 2015 Pro Bowl, second only to the Denver Broncos, who had 11.2014 Temple Owls football team
The 2014 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls were led by second-year head coach Matt Rhule and played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field. They were members of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 6–6, 4–4 in AAC play to finish in sixth place. Despite being bowl eligible, Temple was not invited to a bowl game.2016 Philadelphia Eagles season
The 2016 Philadelphia Eagles season was the franchise's 84th season in the National Football League and the first under head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles named 2nd overall pick Carson Wentz the starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. The Eagles started 3–0 including a 34–3 win over their intrastate rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Following their Week 4 bye week, the Eagles went 4–9, including a 2–4 record against their divisional rivals and after losing to the Ravens, were eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive season and fourth time in five seasons.2019 NHL Stadium Series
The 2019 NHL Stadium Series (officially the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series) was a regular season National Hockey League (NHL) game played outdoors, as part of the Stadium Series of games held at football or baseball stadiums. The Pittsburgh Penguins were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in overtime at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 23, 2019.This was the only game in the Stadium Series that is scheduled for the 2018–19 season (as opposed to multiple games in 2014 and 2016).2019 Philadelphia Eagles season
The 2019 Philadelphia Eagles season will be the franchise's 87th season in the National Football League and will be the fourth season under head coach Doug Pederson.
The Eagles will try to improve on their 9–7 record from 2018 where they made the playoffs, but lost in the NFC Divisional game against the New Orleans Saints. On top of making the playoffs last season, the Eagles will try to make the playoffs for the third consecutive season and win their 2nd Super Bowl title.2019 Temple Owls football team
The 2019 Temple Owls football team will represent Temple University during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls will be led by first-year head coach Rod Carey and will play their home games at Lincoln Financial Field, competing as a member of the East Division of the American Athletic Conference (AAC).4th and 26
4th and 26 was an American football play that occurred on Sunday, January 11, 2004, during the National Football League (NFL)'s 2003–04 playoffs. The play occurred during the fourth quarter of a divisional playoff game between the visiting Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The NFC East champion and top-seeded Eagles were coming off an opening round bye while the fourth-seeded, NFC North champion Packers were the visiting team, coming off an overtime win over the Seattle Seahawks.NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
The NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament determines the annual top men's field lacrosse team in the NCAA Division I. This tournament has determined the national champion since the inaugural 1971 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship. From 1936 through 1970, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) awarded the Wingate Memorial Trophy to the NCAA Division I annual champion based on regular season records.South Philadelphia Sports Complex
The South Philadelphia Sports Complex is the current home of Philadelphia's professional sports teams, located in the South Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the site of the Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Citizens Bank Park, and the retail/entertainment center Xfinity Live!.
|Events and tenants|
| Home of the
2003 – present
| Home of the
2003 – present
M&T Bank Stadium
| Home of the
NCAA Lacrosse Final Four
2005 – 2006
M&T Bank Stadium
| Host of NFC Championship Game
2004 – 2005
| CONCACAF Gold Cup
|Division championships (13)|
|Conference championships (4)|
|League championships (4)|
|Current league affiliations|
Championship seasons in bold
|Bowls & rivalries|
|Culture & lore|
Located in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Football stadiums of the American Athletic Conference
2003 FIFA Women's World Cup stadiums
Venues of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa América Centenario stadiums
Venues of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Venues of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup