The Eagles have been working towards making significant changes to Lincoln Financial Field for some time. On Tuesday, the project was backed by the NFL.
“We are excited to have received league support today for our stadium revitalization project at Lincoln Financial Field,” said Eagles President Don Smolenski in a statement. “We will share the details of this project with our fans in the coming weeks.”
The approval came at the owners meetings in Boston.
The Sports Business Journal talked of this major refurb in an article back in June of last year. The project at the time was estimated to cost somewhere between $60-$100 million.
[T]he stadium renovation will “improve video technology to current HD standards and update guest amenities in response to feedback received from longstanding season ticket holders, premium partners and sponsors.”
In order of importance, the document lists the priorities as video board replacements, seating bowl fill-ins in the northeast and southwest corners, new field-level clubs, renovations to clubs on the east and west sides, suite improvements and gate entry upgrades.
Given that this was the early proposal, it’s a safe bet that the plan has been altered slightly.
Some of the renovations are already underway. Expect some of these upgrades to be in place by the start of preseason.
It is unclear how much of the bill the league will be responsible for. Details of the project are expected to be released in the next couple weeks.
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