With the anticipated matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants last night, Bradley Cooper has been front and center in support of his Birds. Yesterday, we shared a commercial that found him dressed as Eagles mascot Swoop, and today Twitter video has surfaced of him chanting Eagles fight song “Fly Eagles Fly” in his box seat last night at Lincoln Financial Field.
According to NJ.com, he was a guest of team owner Jeffrey Lurie and, apparently, quite the good luck charm. The Eagles stomped the Giants 27 to 7. “Fly, Eagles, fly … ”
Check out Cooper’s performance below. I admit, it’s not the most passionate impersonation (I was waiting for him to throw up a fist or something), but it’s nice to see the Jenkintown megastar showing a little Philly pride.
1. Laying down a strong foundation for a day of drinking and jeering is vital, but first you should decide how ambitious you want to be. The most hassle-free solution? Legendary Eagles chef de tailgate (yes, that’s a real thing) Cav’s Catering to cater your gig. He runs buffet-style parties of his own over in the Jetro lot (see #4 below) so it’s simple for him to give your group a private set-up on site. Read more »
Ah, the Linc. Home to the Eagles and Temple University’s Division I football team, it’s easy to forget the still relatively shiny sports venue is also a wonderful example of modern green construction and a gracious host to several entertainers and their droves of enthusiastic fans.
Opening in 2003, the Lincoln Financial Field received a slew of energy-efficient additions less than ten years later, earning it praises for its turn to sustainability. The Urban Green Energy company, for example, hails the Linc as a zero waste facility and “the first professional stadium in the US capable of generating all of its electricity onsite” thanks to its solar panels and fourteen turbines.
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CrossingBroad is reporting that Philadelphia has submitted a bid for Wrestlemania 34 in 2018.
Citing an anonymous WWE tipster, Crossing Broad says Philadelphia has submitted a plan to host the event at Lincoln Financial Field, with NXT and RAW events held at the Wells Fargo Center, and a FanFest held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Read more »
UPDATE [8/28/2015, 12:19 pm]: All our tickets have been given away! Thanks for playing.
ORIGINAL: Kevin Hart is doing up Philly hard this weekend. Besides his show on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field, he’ll be jogging with locals in a pop-up 5K on Saturday morning, and later that night he’ll host a private tail-gate party at Lincoln Financial Field.
The party will feature live performances by D.C.-born rapper Wale and NYC’s DJ Envy, and Hart will come later for what the event’s sponsor, Miller Lite, calls a “”What Now? surprise” Since his tour’s called “What Now?,” I’m assuming that means he’ll do a little standup sneak peek of the show.
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Zac’s Pack – Four “fully loaded” burgers from the Zac’s Burgers stand | Photo by Arthur Etchells
Today, Aramark and the Eagles announced what new concessions options would be available for the 2015 season at Lincoln Financial Field. Among the highlights, Delaware County institution Zac’s Hamburgers is among the new options. Zac’s will have a stand on the lower level and will sell double burgers as well as a Zac Pack of four “fully loaded” burgers, sure to make the purchaser a hero when they return to their seats.
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One Direction is one of a handful of artists to hold the distinction of selling out Lincoln Financial Field—Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and U2 are among those to share the accolade. But it looks like those days may be over.
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If you’re looking for a way to re-live Philly’s notorious Comic Con in a very different venue, you’re in luck: Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30th, there’s a huge superhero cosplay event and after-party at Lincoln Financial Field’s Marvel Experience and XFINITY Live. Read more »
To be frank, I know little to nothing about Marvel Comics, so my walk-through of Philadelphia’s Marvel Experience at Lincoln Financial Field is with purist’s eyes. The national touring attraction, which was delayed nearly a week so the creators could work on “technical enhancements,” essentially transforms the stadium into a mini theme park of sorts, complete with a domed motion ride and 360-degree theater (“If you get sick, raise your hand,” visitors were warned). Like I said, I’m not a Marvel follower, so some of the details throughout the attraction clearly went unnoticed. However, as a Philadelphian, I did find it rather cool to stand dead center in Lincoln Financial Field, surrounded by empty bleachers, waiting to enter the next phase of the attraction (bring sunglasses if it is sunny and an umbrella if it rains, because you are outdoors for a segment of the tour).
From a critical standpoint, the second half of the “experience,” which takes place on the field in the domes, is far better than the first, where visitors are essentially herded through the indoor parts of the stadium. Below is a bit of my journey from start to finish on the opening day of Philly’s superhero training, and don’t forget to check out the experience for yourself: The attraction is here through July 5th. Tickets and more information can be found here.
Just a typical day at Lincoln Financial Field: Ignore the "S.H.I.E.L.D." sign.
Swoop, the mascot for the Eagles, was on hand to woo the ladies in line.
We thought we'd kick off the day by taking a selfie. Eerie similarities...
Now here's something I'm sure you'd never think you'd see: Swoop and the Phanatic donning Marvel gear and posing.
Here I'm holding on to Thor's hammer with Marvel Experience co-creator Doug Schaer, who was on hand to greet guests.
Schaer and his co-creator, Rick Licht, prepare to use Thor's hammer to "smash" the ribbon at the opening ceremony. There were even Eagles cheerleaders on hand.
I'm actually a little surprised they didn't sell these Marvel Eagles jerseys in the gift shop at the end.
There are a lot of flat-screen TVs with animations throughout the exhibit. Clearly, we're looking at a mockery of CNN's Erin Burnett here.
Throughout the interior of the field, there are multiple stations set up with touch-screens and other interactive games.
In theory, guests step up to this giant augmented reality wall, strike a pose, and their favorite Marvel character comes out on the screen. Here's my friend Art Varela from Al Dia trying to make it work.
…and was utterly unsuccessful!
A green screen where guests could strike poses (and later, of course, you could buy the photos, starting at around $30 a pop).
This was a huge interactive touch-screen game where guests had to try and match certain colors in order to unlock a code. I lost!
For Eagles fans: You get a chance to walk through the players' concave to get to the rest of the Marvel Experience.
The two huge domes built in the middle of Lincoln Financial Field that house both a 360 theater and the (very shaky) ride.
This is honestly worth the cost of a ticket: I was able to stand right in the middle of the field. So surreal!
They converted (most) of the billboards to reflect the Marvel theme (ignore the Bud Light ad).
Nothing says sexy like wearing double glasses for the 3D theater part of the show.
The interior of the domes are air conditioned (thank freaking goodness), and the first dome features a huge 3D immersive theater experience.
There is nothing like a freaky half-human, half-cyborg "thing" coming at you (Sorry, Marvel fans: don't know who or what that thing is).
The line to get into the "motion" ride.
Surprise! Everyone passes S.H.I.E.L.D. training! There's an entire area of interactive games, including three climbing walls that move as you climb. I tried and was surprisingly successful at mastering one of them.
For those of you eager to try out the Marvel Experience scheduled to come to Lincoln Financial Field this week, you’ll have to put off your excitement just a little longer.
Hero Ventures, the company in charge of the interactive show billed as “The World’s First Hyper Reality Tour,” announced today that the opening has been postponed to “allow more time for necessary technical enhancements.” That’s about all their giving as far as details.
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