Philadelphia Eagles Tickets for Sale
The Philadelphia Eagles were established in 1933 as the Philadelphia Eagles until 1942 when the name was changed to Philadelphia-Pittsburgh “Steagles” for the 1943 season due to two NFL teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles combining their teams because both had lost many players to WWII and then in 1944 they went back to the Eagles name where it remains today. The team fight song is “Fly, Eagles, Fly” and their mascot is Swoop. Jeffrey Lurie owns the franchise, Don Smolenski is the President and Chip Kelly is the acting GM and the head coach. The Eagles play all their home games at Lincoln Financial Field and have since 2003, the stadium is owned by the city of Philadelphia and offers a seating capacity of 69,176, as well as 172 Executive Suites. Also home to the Temple Owls football team of Temple University, many locals refer to the facility simply as “The Linc”. The Eagles have won three NFL titles and made two Super Bowl appearances, but lost both. LB Marcus Smith the first round draft pick in 2014 was injured and tweaked his hamstring but he hopes to be back before the regular season starts, missing preseason games will not help his cause as he was vying for a backup role. #17 rookie WR Nelson Agholor has made an instant impact, his skills at rushing, passing, and his field speed that has drawn rave reviews all summer shows his endurance and willingness to work hard. His immediate ability to get open on his routes as well as his quick thinking and agility on the field is making Coach Kelly very happy.
Lincoln Financial Field
Or the “Linc” as it is sometimes affectionately referred to by attending fans to either team that calls Lincoln Financial Field home. Namely it’s The Philadelphia Eagles since the facility opened in 2003 along with AAC Temple Owls from 2003 until present day that calls Lincoln Financial Field home year round. The Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer or MLS uses the “Linc” when their stadium PPL Park does not provide adequate seating. The facility is known to host many other soccer events throughout the year as well. The City of Philadelphia owns the stadium, it was built in the early 2000’s at a cost of $512 million and has a seating capacity of 69,176. The stadium is part of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex sitting along-side I-95 as part of the strategy to make the stadium easier to access. It was built to replace Veterans Stadium as the Eagles home stadium and capacity in the new stadium doubled from the previous stadium and had double the number of luxury seats as well as double the amount of wheelchair-accessible seats. And they plan on leaving the jail out of the design unlike the Vet which had an onsite jail. Naming rights were sold to Lincoln Financial Group in June 2002 for $ 139.6 million over 21 years. Plans were announced this year that major upgrades are coming to the Field so for all you Lincoln Financial Field fans keep your eyes and ears open about upcoming changes to your favorite stadium!