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NFL’s Eagles Plan Stadium Upgrades to Lincoln Financial Field

June 19 (Bloomberg) -- The Philadelphia Eagles are planning upgrades to their 10-year-old stadium to keep it one of the National Football League’s most “fan-friendly buildings,” team spokesman Rob Zieger said.

The SportsBusiness Journal reports the upgrades to Lincoln Financial Field would include more seats and new field-level suites, and cost between $60 million and $100 million. It cited a proposal the Eagles issued last month for pre-construction management services.

Zieger said the Eagles are still very early in the process and haven’t fully evaluated all their options.

“It’s sort of like a homeowner thinking about redoing a kitchen and tearing pages out of a magazine,” Zieger said in a telephone interview. “We want to make sure it remains one of the NFL’s most exciting, loud and fan-friendly buildings.”

Zieger said the team would disclose specifics about the stadium project when they’ve been determined. The SportsBusiness Journal said upgrades would probably be done on the facility over the next two offseasons.

The Eagles have made six playoff appearances since opening 69,000-seat Lincoln Financial Field in 2003.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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