Lincoln Financial Field
Stadium site plan directs fans, beautifies the complex and builds-in support for outdoor events and entertainment


Philadelphia Eagles
Jim Cima
Novacare Complex
1 Novacare Way
Philadelphia, PA 19145

COMPLETED: August 2003

Total Project Cost: $512M
Synterra Responsibility:$12.6M

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 post-game entertainment.

This plaza was designed to accommodate corporate tents, outdoor stages, outdoor sports bars and inter-active children’s 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 facade.

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.


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