Philly One of Four U.S. Cities Getting The Marvel Experience

A scene from 'The Marvel Experience.'

A scene from ‘The Marvel Experience.’

It’s a one-of-a-kind show headed to Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field starting in June: The Marvel Experience opens on June 19th, and is going to be unlike anything comic fans have ever seen before.

The experience is being billed as “the world’s first hyper-reality tour” and features the first ever touring 360-degree, 3-D stereoscopic full-dome projection theatre. There will also be “a state-of-the-art, thrilling motion ride and a ‘training center’ that offers the opportunity for Marvel fans to actually become ‘part of the adventure.'” Read more »

This Weekend: Flight Market At The Linc

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This Sunday is Flight Market at Lincoln Financial Field. The event, sponsored by the Food Trust, is basically like a Night Market (but during the day) with a flea market attached. It will feature over 50 food trucks, live music, booze, 50 food trucks, activities for the kids, 50 food trucks, cheerleaders, a flea market. But most importantly, 50 food trucks.

And we have the complete list.

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Kevin Hart to Play The Linc

@kevinhart4real's jersey is ready to go. See you at the #Eagles Nest on August 30th!

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Philly native Kevin Hart will reportedly make history next summer by becoming the first comedian to do what only football teams and rock bands do: Headline an NFL stadium. He’ll play to 68,000 seats on Aug. 30 at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Report: Lincoln Financial Field to Host Gold Cup Final

Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final this year, according to a report from Philly.com’s Jonathan Tannenwald. The Gold Cup is the biennial North American soccer championship. (CONCACAF stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, if you’re wondering.)

The Gold Cup Final will take place on July 26th, with the tournament’s third place game happening the day before at PPL Park in Chester, the home of the Union.

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Our Guide to Culture-Savvy Gift-Giving in Philadelphia



HEADS UP: One Direction Is Coming Back to Philadelphia

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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.)

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NBC Butchered Philadelphia’s Geography for Sunday Night Football

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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:

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Eagles Fans Threw “Molotov Cheesesteak”

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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.

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Whiskey Fest Early Bird Tickets Are On Sale

whiskeyheader-mob-v1Early 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]

Check Out the Gluten-Free and Veggie-Friendly Options at the Linc This Year

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Lincoln Financial Field Concourse | Photo by Jeff Fusco

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.

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