Eagles re-sodded the middle of their field this week

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After multiple players slipped during last week’s Falcons-Eagles game in Philadelphia, the middle section of the grass at Lincoln Financial Field was re-sodded this week.

The Eagles replaced a long stretch of grass from goal line to goal line, between the numbers. They believe the field will be perfect for the NFC Championship Game.

“The field is in great shape,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said, via Sal Paolantonio of ESPN.

Just to be safe, the Vikings are bringing in multiple types of cleats and players will decide which shoes to wear after pregame warmups. But from all indications the Eagles are confident that field conditions will not be an issue.

29 responses to “Eagles re-sodded the middle of their field this week

  1. “The field is in great shape,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said—-Compared to what? That POS field is comparable to Chicago most of the time.

    I sure hope we don’t get someone hurt badly priior to playing in the Super Bowl….

    SKOL!

  2. Seriously? How is seven days in mid-January enough for sod to put roots down and not slide around like a rug on a hardwood floor?
    Unless the sod is a foot thick, I don’t see how it will stay in place much after the anthem is sung. It’s going to be like playing on beach sand in fluffy slippers.

  3. “The Eagles replaced a long stretch of grass from goal line to goal line, between the numbers. They believe the field will be perfect for the NFC Championship Game.”

    Which brand of artificial turf did they install?

  4. That ain’t gonna help little Casey Keenum with his child-size hands while he’s throwing back-foot interceptions in the cold. Vikings suck.

  5. daysend564 says:
    January 19, 2018 at 5:16 pm
    Three things Eagles are known for…
    1) No “championships” in the last 20,844 days
    2) Horrible field
    3) Horrible fans

    ____________________

    Sounds like this man’s feelings were hurt by an Eagles fan at one point or another. Someone get him a tissue, stat!

  6. thekingdp says:
    January 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm
    That ain’t gonna help little Casey Keenum with his child-size hands while he’s throwing back-foot interceptions in the cold. Vikings suck.

    dont be jealous just because the green bay rodgers arent there

  7. Um, really? What’s the point of doing that now? It’s not like the footing is going to improve because of unrooted sod. The only thing that will do is make the footing worse than it was last week.

    I get having natural grass in stadiums where the climate sjpports it, but Philadelphia isn’t one of those places. With artificial surfaces as good as they are today, there is no excuse for having to play post-season games on fields in this condition.

  8. For fans who are sure their team is going win, you sure seem to be looking for excuses already. Last time I checked the Eagles will play on the same field. If our WR doesn’t play, our safety is banged up, philly fans are meanies who think their team can win while the Vikings are obviously the best team ever. For crying out loud toughen up.

  9. Know what? Play the game as real men did. In the elements…mud, dirt, snow, rain. Let ‘er happen. I love it! So a few pansy Viking fans posting here will have to drink their wine from a can cozy.

    While I don’t think the Eagles have a chance Sunday, I’ll remind the one loud mouth Viking fan here that Philly was a big league city for decades before the city of Minneapolis was begging for an AFL franchise.

    The Eagles are a historic franchise that HAS won World Championships – meaning they won the final championship game they played that year. THAT’S MAJOR LEAGUE.

  10. For everyone complaining how can they do this in January, the full article states they have a state of the art irrigation system underneath the field with hot water pipes that keeps the turf around 60 degrees. That allows them to water it & condition it without too many issues.
    Also, unlike the great white north that Minnesota resides in, there is plenty of SUN in January in the mid-atlantic region. Hence why the snowstorm from a few days ago has already melted away.

  11. “The Eagles are a historic franchise that HAS won World Championships – meaning they won the final championship game they played that year. THAT’S MAJOR LEAGUE”

    The Eagles won their 3rd championship the year the vikings entered the NFL.

  12. More important than turf for sure:The Eagles are 14-3 in home games at Lincoln Financial Field under Pederson. Philadelphia has outscored its opponents 244-117 at Lincoln Financial Field this season, which is tops in the NFC.

    Fly Eagles Fly.

  13. SKOL Brother Do not use the field as an excuse Both teams are playing on it. And You thought Philly fans were bad Vikings fans are already making excuses for losing. Which they know they will lose this game.

  14. Suck it up , the turf will not be the reason this game is won or lost. it is not a Dome so deal with it !

  15. Also, unlike the great white north that Minnesota resides in, there is plenty of SUN in January in the mid-atlantic region. Hence why the snowstorm from a few days ago has already melted away.
    ————————–
    Nope. Snow melts faster in Philly for two main reasons.
    1. Philly is about 300 miles further SOUTH than Minneapolis. Thus it’s consistently warmer than MSP.
    2. Philly is also moderated by the ocean.

    There is plenty of sun in MPS.
    I’ve seen it sunny all day in MPS, with temps dropping from 10 above to -10 during the day with the sun out.

  16. birdsin2018 says:

    More important than turf for sure:The Eagles are 14-3 in home games at Lincoln Financial Field under Pederson. Philadelphia has outscored its opponents 244-117 at Lincoln Financial Field this season, which is tops in the NFC.
    ##########

    Of those 244 points scored at Lincoln Financial during the 2017 season, only 19 were scored with Nick Foles as the starter.

    That’s an average of 8.5 points per game at home. Carson Wentz led the team to 37.5 points per game at home.

    I don’t think 9 points will win this game.

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