The Eagles are making a bid to host a future Super Bowl and team president Don Smolenski said this week that the quality of the stadium is one of the things that the league uses to judge cities vying for such honors.
Whether it’s related to that effort or not, Lincoln Financial Field will look different next season. The Eagles announced Thursday that they will be adding approximately 1,600 seats to the stadium, the first addition to the seating capacity since the stadium opened in 2003. The seats are being added at all levels of the stadium and the ones in the lower bowl will require the purchase of seat licenses.
The new seats will lead to changes in pricing as the team will now have eight categories of seats rather than the five categories they’ve had in the past. A little more than half the seats will see a price increase.
“With seats being added and the structure of our seating bowl changing, we took a step back and reviewed how the building was priced,” Smolenski said in the team’s announcement. “We decided to adjust the prices in certain sections to more accurately reflect their value and popularity compared to other sections around the stadium.”
The team will also be adding new HD video boards and LED ribbon boards around the stadium, further upgrading the facility ahead of their attempt to land a Super Bowl in Philadelphia for the first time.