Lincoln Financial Field Is Sensory-Inclusive Certified With New Space
The Eagles have "created a sensory room at Lincoln Financial Field" for fans with "autism and other sensory challenges to provide a quiet and safe space," according to Dave Zangaro of NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA. Lincoln Financial Field has been "certified as a sensory-inclusive stadium" after adding the 500-square-foot room, but the process also included "training for Eagles employees" and stadium staff. Sensory bags including "noise-cancelling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads are also made available to guests." Autism research has "become an important initiative for the Eagles and Owner Jeffrey Lurie, whose brother Peter has autism." The Eagles’ public practice on Sunday night "raised over $500K for autism research" (NBCSPORTSPHILADELPHIA.com, 8/7). The sensory room "opened to the public" for Sunday's practice. The space is "presented by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a founding beneficiary partner of the Eagles Autism Challenge" (PHILADELPHIA.CBSLOCAL.com, 8/7).