NFL Stadium Showcase: Lincoln Financial Field In Philadelphia

 Lincoln Financial Field TourSunday, the participants in Super Bowl 52 will finally be determined, when the Jacksonville Jaguars visit the defending champion New England Patriots, followed by the Minnesota Vikings heading east to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

A couple years back, iFolloSports.com provided a detailed look at Gillette Stadium, New England’s home venue dating back to 2002.  Amid the Pats run of five Super Bowl victories in the last 17 years, four of those title runs have taken place with Gillette serving as the team’s headquarters.

Per Betnow.eu, the Patriots are favored to defeat the Jaguars and return to the Super Bowl for what would be the tenth time in franchise history.

300 miles south on I-95 sits the Eagles home stadium since 2003, the 69,000-seat Lincoln Financial Field (The Linc). Located in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex (five miles south of Philadelphia City Hall) The Linc shares its plot of real estate with Citizens Bank Park (home of the Phillies), the Wells Fargo Center (home of the 76ers and Flyers) and XFINITY Live! (dining and entertainment destination partially owned by Philadelphia based Comcast Spectacor).

Every Philadelphia professional sports team has played home games at the South Philadelphia Sports Complex going back to 1971. From 1971 through 2002, the Eagles called the much-maligned Veterans Stadium home.

The Linc features 172 luxury suites, along with roughly 10,000 club seats. The Panasonic Lounge (west side of stadium) and SCA Club Lounge (east side of stadium) are open to the majority of suite and club area ticket holders on game days. These gathering spots include concessions, full-service bars and merchandise retail opportunities.

Lincoln Financial Field club lounges

The smaller and more exclusive Touchdown Club and Presidents Club are available to fans, with Presidents Club suites and the nearby Presidents Club lounge considered the highest level space one can spend time at during Eagles games.

Lincoln Financial Field Touchdown Club

One of the coolest fan experiences available to Eagles fans involves gaining access to the Axalta Tunnel Club on field level. This area includes a private club set right next to the tunnel used by Eagles players to travel between the locker-room and playing field. Fans are able to position themselves in close proximity to the players, when the team is making their way to and from the field.

Lincoln Financial Field Axalta Tunnel Club

This stadium trend first became popular at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, with venues including US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and the recently renovated Madison Square Garden in New York also getting in on the act.

Once the game starts, Axalta Tunnel Club ticket holders sit in on field seats, right behind the end zone.

Lovers of both beer and football can check out the Bud Light Eagles Nest, Bud Light Zone and Miller Phlite Deck. All of these spots provide the opportunity to get a drink, socialize and watch the game, via different vantage points throughout the stadium.

The Head House and Head House Plaza (located at the north entrance to the Linc) features an Eagles ticket office and pro shop, along with lounges and a year-round entertainment plaza that becomes a hotbed of tailgating on game days.

In addition to your typical stadium fare, The Linc offers fans many special to Philly delights including brisket sandwiches, pulled pork, gourmet pizza and of course several varieties of cheesesteak.

Concessions also feature gluten-free and kosher food choices.

Sitting near the intersection of I-95, I-76 and Broad Street, The Linc is easily accessible by car, particularly with 22,000 parking spots available throughout the sports complex.

In addition, fans can make their way to games via SEPTA (Philadelphia mass transit), with the AT&T transit station positioned a couple blocks west of the stadium.

 

Photos courtesy: philadelphiaeagles.com