Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, opened its doors in 2003. Affectionately referred to as “The Linc,” the Eagles played their first regular season on September 8, 2003 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The stadium’s capacity is 68,532 and can add another 612 fans with standing room only seats. When it first opened, the stadium contained a jail, much like the Eagles’ old home, Veterans Stadium.
The height of the stadium came on January 23, 2005 when the Eagles defeated the Atlanta Falcons to advance to Super Bowl XXXIX.
Here is an ultimate guide if you are planning on heading to The Linc to catch an Eagles game, concert, soccer game, etc.
If you are attending an Eagles game, the best option is to get there early. If tailgating is your thing, then try to get to the stadium early and soak up all the atmosphere.
Driving directions and parking information can be found at:
Whether you hop on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line or take the PATCO High Speed Line in from New Jersey, the train may be your best option to avoid traffic headaches.
Once again, SEPTA offers a variety of bus options to get you to The Linc.
Lincoln Financial Field has 9 ATM’s located throughout the stadium.
Getting your hands on tickets for an Eagles game is a very difficult task. The waiting list for season tickets is approximately 40,000 people. The team does offer single game tickets in June and standing room tickets are also an option. For more information, visit http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/accountmgr/STW_info.asp.
Also, don’t be afraid to check sites like Stubhub and Craigslist. Good deals can be had possibly the day of the game.
The 700 Level, a notoriously rowdy crowd at The Vet, is non-existent at The Linc. Many fans have grumbled that The Linc is too much of a “corporate crowd.” But a great time can be had at The Linc. A seating chart for The Linc can be found here: http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com/virtualseats3dtour/index.html.
Inside The Linc
Once you are inside The Linc, the history of the Eagles will be at every turn. From Lincolnfinancialfield.com:
HeadHouse & Headhouse Plaza – While Lincoln Financial Field is a bold testament to the Eagles present and future, we have not forgotten the past. As you enter the Lincoln Financial Field HeadHouse, you’ll be engulfed by memories of Eagles seasons past. Included in our visual presentation is a franchise timeline, featuring some of the Eagles defining moments. The HeadHouse is one of the signature design elements of Lincoln Financial Field; built in tribute to the old railroad stations in Pennsylvania. This stand-alone building on the North side of the Stadium is open all year round and contains the Eagles Ticket Office, the Eagles Pro Shop, Red Zone Lounge and the ten (10) Red Zone Suites.
A destination point all by itself, the HeadHouse Plaza is located just inside the gates at the North end of Lincoln Financial Field. The 100,000 square-foot plaza features a giant video screen, entertainment, food and beverages, a team store, the Miller Lite Tailgate Zone, Touchdown Club and the Interactive Zone featuring an array of games and entertainment options for kids and adults alike.
Food & Drink
All of the Philadelphia staples, cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, etc., can be had inside The Linc. In addition, you will find the Liberty Bell Tap Room, Liberty Grill, Market St. Grill, Chickie’s and Pete’s.