Synterra, Ltd. was responsible for the site design of the new stadium
for the Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field.
The Stadium is a state-of-the-art NFL football stadium that seats 66,
000 people. The building is set back from Pattison Avenue, the axis of
the Sports District, to allow joint use of parking lots with the Citizens
Bank Ballpark across the street. This creates an elongated entry plaza
leading to a fenced area in the front of the Stadium for pre-game and
This plaza was designed to accommodate corporate tents, outdoor stages,
outdoor sports bars and inter-active childrens sporting events.
The design for the paving in the fenced area in front of the Stadium mirrors
the paving pattern inside of the building and reflects the arches on the
Expanding this concept, Synterra, Ltd. generated a way-finding system
using the paver bands to lead pedestrians from the street to the entrances
of the building. The selected plant material, climaxing in the football
season with brilliant fall colors, completes the system that helps orient
vehicular and pedestrian traffic and adds to the festivity.
An allée of trees lines Pattison Avenue and the linear entry plaza
and leads pedestrians on a pleasant journey to the excitement.