During his Saturday night concert at Lincoln Financial Field, country singer Kenny Chesney incorrectly told thousands of fans that a wounded suburban police officer had died.
Video by Maria McGeary
Chesney was referring to 25-year-old Christopher Dorman of the Folcroft Borough Police Department, who was in critical condition this weekend after being shot seven times in the line of fire in Folcroft on Friday morning.
Chesney called Dorman on Sunday morning to apologize and to offer to take him out to a football game and “grab some beers.”
Fans and players, apparently, wanted to sing a longer version of the anthem. And as they continued to sing Chile’s opener in the tournament, they were interrupted by a Pitbull song. At Chile’s second match, and last night at Lincoln Financial Field, the players and fans got together and sang the anthem after the music stopped. They were not interrupted by Pitbull.
I don’t speak Spanish, but it was pretty cool. A lot of cool things happened at Lincoln Financial Field the past week in the Copa Americá Centenario. Uruguayan fans dominated the crowd of 23,002 at the first game, only to see Venezuela eliminate them from the tournament with a 1-0 win. The smaller contingent of Venezuelan fans hung around to celebrate in the stands for a long time afterward. Read more »
Venezuela defender Roberto Rosales (16) reacts in the second half during the group play stage of the 2016 Copa America Centenario at Soldier Field. Venezuela plays Uruguay Thursday night.
The Copa America Centenario begins tonight in Philadelphia with Uruguay and Venezuela facing off at Lincoln Financial Field. This is the first of three matches to be hosted by Philadelphia – the U.S. will play Paraguay on June 11th, and Chile faces Panama on June 14th.
With 15 of the 45 titles in tournament history, Uruguay is the most successful nation in Copa America history. But tonight’s matchup finds them hanging on after a loss to Mexico, while Venezuela arrived in Philadelphia celebrating a huge win against Jamaica. Read more »
When Beyoncé lands at Lincoln Financial Field tomorrow night, she’ll bring with her hits, legions of fans — and about a dozen reasons for them to give each other the side-eye.
For the last three years Beyoncé has mastered the side eye — that sidelong look that says “oh, really?” Her last album, the amazing self-titled Beyoncé, was the most sexually alive album from an artist you increasingly got the notion worked so hard at her presence and her music that she may not even be familiar with a bed. With it, though, came the notion that despite a nigh-undisputed attractiveness, she was still viewed as virtually asexual. Not even giving birth to Blue Ivy could dislodge the idea that Beyoncé was not a sexual being; to the most deranged detractors (and some fans) Ivy seemed more likely an immaculate conception — or at least a surrogate pregnancy — likely part of the reason why “Beyoncé fake pregnancy” is such a popular Google search. Even after birthing Ivy, her music (largely) hasn’t wavered, and both Beyoncé and Lemonade have felt like organic, important entries into her impressive catalogue. It has been business as usual for Queen B. Read more »
Here’s an exciting tidbit leftover from Saturday’s Army-Navy game at the Linc. Remember the Army skydivers landing in the stadium before the game began? Here’s what it looked like from their point of view:
The Golden Knights Taking Flight Into Lincoln Financial Field. #ArmyNavy #BeatNavy
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.
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.