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Before and After Photos: What the Linc Will Look Like After Renovations

Jun 9, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT


A few weeks back, the Eagles learned they would receive financial assistance from the NFL to give Lincoln Financial Field a makeover. With the resources squared away, the team took the next step on Saturday, revealing the plans behind the two-year revitalization project.

Many of the anticipated upgrades were confirmed, including new high-def video boards, and improvements at the stadium entrances that are designed to get fans inside the building faster. The Eagles also announced an additional 1,600 seats will be added via expansions in three corners.

It’s the little things that count though. Some long overdue changes include the introduction of free Wi-Fi, and an expanded offering at the concession stands – something you told us back in 2012 had gone overlooked. Footnotes in the grand scheme, but important to the people.

Reuben Frank has all the details, so if you’re interested in TV specs, or how exactly they expect to usher 30,000 fans into the Linc within 15 minutes, you should read on. Here are some pretty pictures (courtesy of what the stadium will look like upon completion, which also happen to showcase another feature sure to put a smile on a few faces.

Besides practical updates, pictures and banners are being placed around the building, giving some life to an otherwise cold structure.

>> Eagles plan $125 million Linc expansion [CSN]

  1. hitnrun - Jun 9, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Wow, where does the time go? In just 10 more years Jeffrey Lurie will be starting to cogitate aloud about the necessity of getting $800bn from taxpayers to build an “up to date” facility to “compete” in the NFL.

  2. Mike - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    I love the fact that they are sealing up the “loose ends” of the stadium. I HATED the openings and felt they should have added more seats to begin with. The Banners are a nice touch except they aren’t SUPER BOWL CHAMPION banners…so why exactly are we hanging anything except for retired numbers? Also, the outside of the Linc is looking nice as well. The glowing side panels on the 95 side in the dark look awesome. And its about damn time they took out those cheap, broken advertisement boards on the sides of the score boards. Every time I go they’re an eye sore and usually half the panels are broken or just don’t look right. Glad they’re making these changes…now if only we could produce a super bowl caliber team to play in the stadium we’d be solid.

    • Pete D - Jun 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      The glowing side panels are just what was under the blurred action shots of players from the good teams 10 years ago. They’ll probably put something up, I highly doubt they leave that blank.

  3. BenE. - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:48 AM

    Glad they’re getting rid of the ramps in the open corners. Ramps haven’t been in style since the Vet was built. With that in mind, I’m assuming it’s going to be easier to traverse the corners in the upper deck now? I don’t know how that design flaw got overlooked, haha.

    • Pete D - Jun 10, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      They aren’t getting rid of the ramps, just hiding them behind the new seating areas.

  4. jimmywest - Jun 10, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    too many banners, if you want hang the NFL championship banners, and the two NFC championship banners… thats it

  5. Marvin Monroe - Jun 10, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Renovations are expected to begin Monday, December 23rd 2013.

  6. willh888 - Jun 10, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    Love the additions to the corner end zones. Adds a bit more character plus about a thousand more seats.. interesting sight lines too. I wonder when they’re going to improve the playing surface though. I know letting a college team play there on saturday doesn’t help, so now that turf-quality has improved since that green cement they used to play on.. maybe they can roll that out instead of playing on slop in Nov-Dec. Lots of teams in the North East play on turf now. The ones that don’t have some of the worst surfaces in the league (Wash, Phi). I’d improve that before any cosmetic make-over

  7. steve - Jun 10, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    I love the new seating in the corners of the stadium, as I never liked the openings in a football stadium. The banners might look a little cheesy though

  8. Harry M. - Jul 4, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Has Laurie ever installed the “FORGOTEN” drinking fountains? He stated he would offer bottled water for 44?? Why has no one reported on this? Ruben, what is the current situation?


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