The Philadelphia Eagles released their plans for their new $125 million renovation of Lincoln Financial Field. Gesler Architecture and Turner Construction are overseeing the project. The renovations are currently underway but due to concerts and other summer events this year, only some of the renovations will be done by the Eagles’ first home game on September 15th with the rest of the changes being implemented for the start of the 2014 season.
There will be new high-definition video boards at both endzones, free Wi-Fi for fans that can accommodate 45,000 users, the addition of 1,600 new seats which will bring the 2014 capacity to 69,194, Pro Shop and Suite level enhancements, and new, wider stadium entrances which will get fans through the gates faster.
As of this week, they are wiring the Wi-Fi in the main and upper concourse level. They are also wiring, spackling, and dry-walling the Pro-Shop in addition to replacing the carpets on the suite level. The Linc is the fifth newest stadium in the NFL but this is the first major renovation to the fan experience in the 10-year old stadium’s existence.
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