Lincoln Financial Field – Temple Football
On August 13, 2003, the Philadelphia Eagles and Temple University announced a 15-year pact for the Owls to play their home football games at Lincoln Financial Field. An average of 24,137 fans per game witnessed the Cherry & White in their inaugural season at the venue, a 21 percent increase from the prior year’s average.
The agreement between Temple and the Eagles is the sixth current partnership between a NFL club and a Division I-A institution to utilize the same stadium for home contests on a full-time basis.
Miami and the Miami Dolphins both play their home games at Dolphin Stadium, Tulane and the New Orleans Saints utilize the Superdome, South Florida and the Tamba Bay Bucaneers share the Raymond James Stadium, San Diego State and the San Diego Chargers utilize Qualcomm Stadium, and Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Steelers both play at Heinz Field.
The 2010 season will mark the 112th season of collegiate football at Temple University dating back to 1894. During its existence, Temple football has utilized eight stadiums for home games, with three serving as primary residences. Temple Stadium was the Owls’ home from 1928 to 1975 before Veterans Stadium functioned as the Cherry & White’s primary residence from 1976-2002. The Owls have also played home games at Municipal Stadium (JFK), Reading Stadium, Franklin Field, Atlantic City Convention Hall, and Hershey Stadium.
Lincoln Financial Field Facts
Cost: $512 million
Seating Capacity: 68,532
Front Row From Sidelines: 60 feet
Pct. of Seats Along Sidelines: 66%
Wheelchair Accessible Seats: 685
Luxury Suites: 172
Luxury Suite Seats: 3,040
Club Seats: 10,828
Club Lounges: two @ 40,000 sq. ft. each
Parking Spaces- Sports Complex: 22,000
Concession Points of Sale: 308
Total Novelty Locations: 22
Permanent Novelty Locations: 10
Video Screens: Daktronics Provision
Size of Video Screens: two (each @ 27’x96’), one (14’x25’)
Stadium Footprint: 790’ x 825’ – 15 acres