SBJ/September 15 - 21, 2003/Facilities

Lincoln Financial Field

The Linc’s end zone scoreboards are the largest in the NFL, each measuring 96 feet long.

City: Philadelphia

 Tenants: Philadelphia Eagles, Temple University football

 Owner: City of Philadelphia

 Operator: Philadelphia Eagles

 Project manager: KUD International

 Architects: NBBJ Sports and Entertainment, Agoos Lovera Architects

 General contractor: Turner Construction

 Construction managers: Keating Building Corp., McKissack Group Inc.

 Projected cost: $512 million

 Funding: Total cost projected at $362 million for stadium construction and $70 million for land acquisition, $80 million for architect and consultant fees. Private funding is projected at $332 million, coming from a $180 million loan from FleetBoston to the team, a $125 million loan from the NFL's stadium loan fund, and revenue from the sale of PSLs. The commonwealth of Pennsylvania and city of Philadelphia will contribute an estimated $180 million. The city's portion will be collected through a 2 percent car rental tax. The $85 million state portion will be provided through grants. The Eagles retain the proceeds of Lincoln Financial Group's 20-year, $139.6 million naming-rights deal for the facility.

 Founding partners: Budweiser, Key States Chrysler-Jeep Dealers, Miller Lite, NovaCare Rehabilitation, Pepsi, Sovereign Bank, Tenet, Verizon Wireless, WYSP-FM

 Concessionaires: Sportservice (general), Restaurant Associates (premium)

 Pouring rights: Pepsi-Cola

 Scoreboard providers: Daktronics

 Turf providers: Tuckahoe Farms (natural grass for stadium), DD Grassmaster (synthetic turf for practice field)

 Seat providers: Hussey Seating Co. (general and suites), Custom Contract Furnishings Co. (bar chairs, sofas in the suites), Dant Clayton Corp. (grandstand)

Stadium comparison
Lincoln Financial Field
Veterans Stadium
$512 million
$63 million
Seating capacity
Distance: front row to sidelines
60 feet
120 feet
Pct. of seats along sidelines
Luxury suites
Luxury suite seats
Club seats
Club lounges
ADA wheelchair positions
Parking spaces
Points of sale (including portables)
Novelty locations
Video screens (size)
3 (2 at 27-by-96 feet; 1 at 14-by-25 feet)
1 (31-by-42 feet )
Men’s rest-room facilities
1 fixture for every 58 seats
1 fixture for every 319 seats


Companies Work performed
A.P. Construction Inc./Cruz LLC JV Site development
Acoustic Dimensions Acoustics, broadcast and media
Ang Associates Inc. Engineering consultant
Applewood Enterprises Inc./ Painting
Eastern Painting Services JV
AT Chadwick Co. Plumbing
BFC Ltd. Carpets
Berlin Steel Construction Co. Steel
Bigelow Cos. Food service design and consulting
Brown & Guarino Roofing Structural waterproofing
Bustleton Services Inc. Landscaping
Canam Steel Corp. Steel
Catt Lyon Design & Wayfinding Consultants Graphics and signage
Central Metals Inc. Handrails
Cini-Little International Food service design
Code Consultants Inc. Fire protection
Cope Linder Associates Architecture
Copeland Surveying Inc. Surveying
Cornell Construction Co. General construction
Crescent Iron Works Ironwork
Crown Corr Inc. Specialty contractor
D’Angelo Brothers Catering
Diversified Systems Inc. PCB fabrication
East Coast Sign Advertising Interior stadium signage
Expansion Specialties Inc. Expansion joints
Fire Protection Industries Inc. Fire protection
Flack + Kurtz Inc. MEP engineering
Fujitec America Inc. Elevators
Hispanic Ventures Inc. Stadium painting
Hunt Engineering Co. Civil engineering and surveying
J.M.S. Visual Communications Inc. Ground and aerial construction photos
Jacoby Donner P.C. Construction lawyer
Johnson Controls Climate control
Jowers Inc. Mechanical contractor
KIA/Centex JV General construction
Livers Bronze Co. Railing systems and cast plaques
LSA Inc. Steel framing
Lerch Bates & Associates Vertical transportation
M-E Engineers Inc. Mechanical and electrical engineering
Madison Concrete Construction Co. Concrete
Mark/Lepore Contractors JV Decorative brickwork
Mason Building Group Inc. Consultant
Material Distributors Inc. Building materials
McCrae/Fischbach & Moore JV Electrical engineer
McGuire Associates Inc. Consultant
Millennium Sports Technologies Inc. Field consultant
MNM Group Inc. Wiring systems
New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Decorative stone
New Life Group Carpet and upholstery cleaning
Ove Arup & Partners California Structural engineer
Paone Woodworking Corp. Woodworking
Parisi Inc. Woodworking
Parker Inc./Williard Inc. JV HVAC
Pennoni Associates Consulting engineer
Pioneer Contracting Inc. Waterproofing
Precision Door Co. Doors
Ramos-DePaul JV Carpentry
Robert T. Winzinger Inc. Demolition
Roman Mosaic and Tile Co. Decorative tiles
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. Consulting engineer
Scotlandyard Security Services Ltd. Security systems
Sealtite/APG America JV Glass and mirrors
Siedeman Co. Telecom consultant
Simplex Ceilings Ceilings
Singer Equipment Co. Food-service equipment installation
Specialty Flooring Systems Inc. Flooring
Spectra Engineering Inc. Electrical engineer
SPL Integrated Solutions Audio/video systems
StageRight Corp. Portable flooring
Subsurface Technologies Inc. Geotechnical engineer
Sunnybrook Associates Inc. Avonite countertops
Synterra Ltd. Site and landscape architect
T. Brown & Associates Inc. Expansion joints and sealants
Team Clean Sanitation
Tri-State Hardware Inc. Hardware
Tru-Fit Frame & Door Corp. Doors and hardware
Tuleya Pile & Foundation Co. Pile driving
U.S. Engineering Laboratories Inc. Inspection and testing
Urban Engineers Inc. Road engineers
URS Greiner Woodward Clyde Consultant
ValleyCrest Turf consultant
Venue 1 Point-of-sale displays
Wilson Safe Co. Security system
Wyatt Inc. Drywall
Sources: KUD International, Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal research


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