Renovation Plans Announced for Philadelphia Eagles’ Stadium
- Jun 21, 2012
A major makeover has been announced for Philadelphia Eagles’ home stadium, the 10-yeard-old Lincoln Financial Field located at 1020 Pattison Avenue. In an effort to enhance the fan experience and generate additional revenue from the 69,000-seat sports venue, stadium officials are ready to invest $60 to $100 million in renovating and upgrading the facility.
Sports Business Journal (SBJ) reports that a Request for Proposal for preconstruction manager services was issued by the Eagles in mid-May; the project could span over the next two offseasons and, while the stadium is city-owned, the Eagles will provide all the investment funds.
According to SBJ, the Eagles management led by team president Don Smolenski wants to add more seats and new field-level luxury suites. The upgraded venue would also feature improved video boards, renovated clubs on the east and west sides and a new bar and restaurant at HeadHouse Plaza that could serve as a great meeting point for fans before or after a game.
Designed by global architecture firm NBBJ, Philadelphia Eagles’ home stadium opened in August 2003 after two years of construction to replace the outdated Veterans Stadium. In 2002 the naming rights were sold for nearly $140 million to Lincoln Financial Group for the next 21 years. Currently “The Linc” features 172 field-level suites with 3,040 seats and almost 11,000 club seats, notes the Philadelphia Inquirer.
For the recently announced renovation project the Eagles’ management team has hired architecture firm Gensler which is still in the process of developing the plans.
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