Fly, Eagles, Fly
Going to an Eagles home game is truly a memorable experience. And if you’re a fan of football, you will definitely appreciate it.
The pre-game atmosphere in and around Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia is energetic… to say the least.
Philly fans have mastered the art and science of tailgating; many arrive as early as daybreak for Sunday games. There are barbecues, pep rallies, live pre-game shows, and yes, plenty of beer — for the fans old enough to partake.
The stadium’s doors usually open about 2 hours before kickoff, so if you want to see the players warm up, arrive early. You might get lucky and even be able to score an autograph or two.
Just inside the gates at the North end of the stadium, fans can gather at HeadHouse Plaza, a 100,000 square-foot area packed with entertainment, food, a massive video screen, the team store, Tailgate Zone and more.
New in 2011: Philadelphia most popular food trucks will be setting up shop in HeadHouse Plaza during home games throughout the season.
Hot dog gurus at The Dapper Dog will be serving up signature hot dogs at each home game.
Additional food trucks, like Jose Garces’ Guapos Tacos, will make appearances all season long.
And then there’s the game itself, which takes place in pristine Lincoln Financial Field — opened in 2003. Huge concourses, over 300 concession stands and beautiful sightlines to the field make this one of the NFL’s finest stadiums.
You definitely won’t go hungry at the game, with local favorites like crab fries from Chickie’s & Pete’s (available in 13 locations), the Schmitter from McNally’s Tavern, Tony Luke’s cheesesteaks, soft pretzels from Federal Pretzel and sweet treats from Tastykakes.
In 2011, the Linc introduced two signature sandwiches: the Inside LB, hot London broil with horseradish cheddar cheese and natural au jus on an onion roll; and the Chop Block, chopped brisket with a jalapeno slaw and Linc BBQ sauce. Both are available in section 109 and the club level.
Once you gotten your grub, get ready for kickoff during the exciting 2012-13 season!
Don’t have tickets to the game? Don’t sweat it. In a town as sports-crazy as Philadelphia, there are a ton of other great places to watch the games where you’ll have just as much fun.
So check out our top sports bars, grab your friends and go cheer on the Eagles to victory.
Eagles Go Green
In 2003, the Philadelphia Eagles launched the Go Green! initiative to take important steps towards operating sustainably and significantly reducing the organization’s impact on the environment.
Since the program’s launch, the Eagles have:
- Replaced over 1 million plastic cups annually with cups made from a corn-based material, eliminating the consumption of over 14 tons of plastic.
- Replaced some 20 tons, annually, of additional plastic, foam and paper flatware and dinnerware (plates, bowls, etc.) with sustainably-sourced alternatives.
- Purchased over 11 gigawatt-hours of clean, renewable energy, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of some 1,000 homes. The reduction in greenhouse gases is about equal to removing 1,500 cars from the road for one year.
- Secured 100% wind energy from its local utility, PECO, to power the stadium during home games.
- Recycled over 375 tons of waste, equal to the annual waste stream of about 550 Americans. This recycling also saves energy equivalent to about 173 homes’ annual electricity use and eliminates greenhouse gas emissions comparable to 190 cars driven for one year.
- Installed a solar electricity generation system at NovaCare Center.
- In 2007, the Eagles converted to 100% post-consumer recycled paper for all soft-tissue products, which will yield an additional annual savings of 10 tons of paper, or about 170 trees.
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