The Philadelphia Eagles American Football team recently marked the first anniversary in their new state-of-the-art stadium by kicking off the 2004 NFL season with a victory over the New York Giants.
The Eagles moved into Lincoln Financial Field last year, three years after they first revealed plans to build a new stadium and move out of their old home, the Veterans Stadium.
Designed to reflect Philadelphia’s rich history, the new venue was constructed with help from products supplied by Akzo Nobel. Around 13,500 tons of steel was covered with International Protective Coatings, with the chosen specification including Interzinc®, Intercure® and Interthane® products.
Boasting a seating capacity of more than 68,000, the stadium’s imposing Head House main entrance is reminiscent of the city’s grand old train stations, while the arching roof canopies give the impression of the wings of an eagle taking flight.
Built at a cost of USD 512 million, Lincoln Financial Field has proved to be a lucky venue for the Eagles, having topped the NFC East division last year and winning all their games so far this season, including both their home fixtures.
(Released: October 14, 2004)