Since 2003, Lincoln Financial Field has been home to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Linc replaced Veterans Stadium as the home for the Eagles, as well as the football team for Temple University. The stadium has a capacity just under 70,000. According to TicketIQ, the average price for Eagles tickets at Lincoln Financial Field in 2014 is $238.69, a significant jump from 2013’s average of $176.50 at home. In 2012, the Eagles owned a secondary market average of $180.37 while 2011 had an average price of $177.12. In a four-year interval, Eagles ticket prices have increased by 34.76% since 2011.
While success on the field has been a constant over the last two seasons, the Eagles owe much of their secondary market success at home to divisional opponents in the Cowboys and Giants, who serve as the team’s two most expensive opponents this season. The defending Super Bowl Champion Seahawks will also travel in December as the Eagles’ third top-priced game this season.
The Cowboys head to Philadelphia on December 14 and secondary average is currently listed at $299.97, marking a 25.6% premium over season average. Get-in price for the mid-December game starts at $142. The Giants visited Lincoln Financial on October 12 and saw a $292.79 average on the secondary market, 22.6% above season average, with a get-in price of $145. The Seahawks will play the Eagles on December 7, where average secondary price is $267.91, 12.24% above season average, and get-in price starts at $99.
On the other side of the monetary spectrum this season, the Eagles welcomed the Jaguars and Rams earlier this season as two of their least expensive opponents on the secondary market, but a November 10 game against the Panthers will be the team’s cheapest home game this year. The average price for Eagles vs Panthers tickets is $157.68 on the secondary market, 33.9% below season average, with a get-in price of $73. The significant price drop is primarily due to the loss of starting quarterback Nick Foles, who is slated to miss at least six weeks with a collarbone injury.
While the Eagles set to host their cheapest game of the year on November 10, they also played relatively inexpensive games against the Jaguars in September and the Rams in October. The average price for the Jaguars’ visit to Philadelphia on September 7 was $199.98 on the secondary market, 16.2% below season average, and get-in price started at $78. The Rams visited Lincoln Financial Field on October 5 and saw a secondary average of $181.25, 24% below season average. Get-in price for that game started at $82.
Arguably the best deals on Eagles tickets at Lincoln Financial Field, the 200 section offers the cheapest seats on the secondary market. For the Eagles’ upcoming home game against the Panthers, get-in price starts at $78 and fans can find seats in each section of the 200’s for under $100. Sections right behind the field goal posts in the 100 section also offer relatively inexpensive tickets for field-level seats. Fans can find tickets starting at $114 for sections 108-112 and 128-133 for the November 10 game against the Panthers
Lincoln Financial Field is known for offering some of Philadelphia’s finest cuisine, including stadium favorite “The Schmitter” and the “Chop Block”, Chickie’s and Pete’s famous Crab Fries, Tony Luke’s famous cheesesteaks and local shop Melt Down Grilled Cheese. In addition to several of Philly’s most notable dishes, fans with club level tickets will have access to Top Chef Kevin Sbraga’s signature sandwich, “The Sloppy Jose”, which includes short rib and chorizo and is topped with queso Chihuahua and cole slaw.
With only eight home games per season, Eagles tickets are susceptible to selling out on the primary market. The team continues to excel on the field as well, increasing ticket demand as they pursue their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history. As the Eagles look to Mark Sanchez to lead the team over the season’s final weeks, they’ll hope to remain atop the NFC East and fend off the trailing Cowboys in their quest to repeat as divisional champs. While Sanchez was booed out of New York and will likely face difficulty as he adapts to the Eagles’ offense, one thing remains certain, however - Lincoln Financial Field will undoubtedly be flooded with a sea of midnight green and silver over the Eagles’ final four home games this season.
During the football season, the stadium also hosts Temple Owl football games. As one of five schools to play college football games in a professional football stadium, the crowds on Saturday do not compare to the ones that show up on Sundays.
The Linc is one of the main hosts for one of the biggest college football games each year, the annual Army-Navy game. Since 2003, the game has been held at the Linc nine times and will alternate host with M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore each year through 2017. On the secondary market, the average price for Army vs Navy tickets has been $163.34 with the most expensive game played in 2013 with an average price of $169.31.