Yesterday One Direction announced it was adding 15 more stops to their On the Road Again 2015 tour—and Philadelphia made the cut. They’ll return to Lincoln Financial Field on September 1, 2015.
[pause for squeals]
It’s no surprise they added another Philly show. The group sold out the Linc when they were there this past August, becoming only a handful of musicians to sell-out the home of the Eagles since it opened in 2003. (The other sell-out shows were Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, U2, Luke Bryan, and Bruce Springsteen, if you’re curious.)
The Eagles’ 27-0 demolition of the New York Giants Sunday night wasn’t just the Eagles’ first blowout victory of the season. It was a blowout victory on national television. Football fans across the country were forced to see the Eagles’ impressive win, even if they hate the Birds! (Right, as if NFL fans would have turned off a game of football. Eh, maybe when it got later into the game.)
NBC’s studio set for the game was appropriately Philadelphia-themed. The only problem: NBC completely butchered Philadelphia’s geography. Yes, the backdrop is supposed to be a stylized version of Philadelphia. It’s still hilarious. Let’s count the ways:
In our unending quest to cover all-things-cheesesteaks, we direct you to the Washington Post’s Sports Blog where Dan Steinberg went above and beyond in figuring out just what was thrown at Philadelphia’s Public Enemy Number One, Washington Redskins defensive tackle Chris Baker. Baker was jeered by fans at the Linc on Sunday after being ejected for an unnecessary roughness penalty for crushing Nick Foles in the 4th quarter.
Early bird tickets for the 2014 Philadelphia WhiskeyFest & Fine Spirits Festival are now on sale. The 2014 WhiskeyFest will take place on Thursday, October 23rd at Lincoln Financial Field.
WhiskeyFest brings a wide selection of spirits from around the world including premium whiskey, scotch, malts, bourbon, rum, vodka, gin, tequila and more to a single location.
Discounted tickets are being offered from now until September 23rd. Early bird VIP tickets, which come with an extra hour-and-a-half of sampling plus access to exclusive spirits, a behind-the-scenes tour of Lincoln Financial Field and Fine Wine & Good Spirits gift card are currently $30 off (now $120) and general tickets are $15 off (now $80).
Buy tickets now for 2014 Whiskeyfest [EventBrite]
2014 WhiskeyFest: Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival [Philadelphia Magazine]
Our friends at Foobooz hit up Lincoln Financial Field this week to check out the new concessions on tap for the 2014 Eagles season. They were kind enough to scope out a few of the veggie- and allergen-friendly items on the stadium’s menu this season, too—and they sent back pictures to boot.
From a vegetarian Buffalo falafel wrap to gluten-free sweet treats from Sweet Christine’s Bakery, take a peek at the photos below to see what’s in store.
The Eagles and Aramark unveiled new food options for the 2014 season at Lincoln Financial Field today. Among the new concessions, Marc Vetri’s Pizzeria Vetri, complete with a custom brick pizza oven and barbecue sandwiches devised by Eagles greats Michael Quick and Harold Carmichael.
The Pizzeria Vetri stands are located in both the SCA Club and Panasonic Club areas. Vetri is serving up his popular rotolo (ricotta cheese, spicy sopressata and marinara sauce) as well as two square pizzas, a Margherita and sausage as well.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz said today the City of Philadelphia is owed around $2.5 million in past due balances for police services. A majority of it, $1.8 million, comes from businesses that are more than 90 days late on their bill.
Among the money the city is owed, according to Butkovitz?
- The State, oldest age of debt 2007: $341,328.73
- The Phillies, 2008: $275,874.76
- Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corp, 2010: $256,094.63
- Mann Center Performing Arts, 2013: $108,453.81
- Tiki Bob’s Cantina, 2007: $68,847.11
- Chuck E. Cheese, 2006: $21,308.82
- Lincoln Financial Field, 2009: $19,057.47
- MMM Model Management, 2008: $643.33
- AMC Franklin Mills, 2008: $46.70
- St. Joseph’s University, 2013: 12 cents
- Wal‐Mart, 2013: 1 cent
Yes, that’s right: Tiki Bob’s, which closed ages ago, still owes the city almost $70 grand. And Chuck E. Cheese better not try to pay the city back with proprietary tokens!
I guess the Eagles saw a lot of stories about that money, because the Inquirer’ John Mitchell reports the Eagles want a lot more money from Temple for the right to play at Lincoln Financial Field.
Temple says the Eagles currently want double what they’re getting from the University in rent for the handful of dates the school plays at the Linc each season. The school says the team has not given a reason for the increase. Temple is so upset they’re talking again about building an on-campus stadium! So perhaps this whole thing is just a way to get a government-built stadium in North Philly, who knows.