“ A dramatic new venue such as this can play a major role in enhancing the city’s profile while at the same time having a positive economic impact. ”

Joe Banner Philadelphia Eagles President

To increase the amount of revenue-generating suites, while still preserving the game-day experience for regular-ticket-holding fans, the Philadelphia Eagles ownership selected NBBJ to design the NFL franchise’s new 68,385-seat stadium, Lincoln Financial Field.

The stadium includes 173 suites, as well as 11,185 club seats, each helping to maximize revenue. The design incorporates three open-corner plazas with views into and out from the field; an entertainment building (the Headhouse) with sports bar, team store and hall of fame; and a signature tower and “Eagles’ Nest” balcony with views of the field and downtown Philadelphia. The wing-like canopies above the stands are meant to evoke the team’s namesake eagle, providing a sense of intimacy as well as a dramatic skyline presence.

For flexibility, Lincoln Financial Field was also designed to allow for college football, concert events and Major League Soccer, with FIFA requirements accommodated without compromising the pure football configuration.


Philadelphia Daily News, “The Next Generation: The Eagles, Their Stadium and a Futuristic Look at Both,” September 5, 2003