A sunny, cloudless day was the perfect backdrop for the unveiling of the nearly complete revitalization of Lincoln Financial Field.
The $125 million process began in February 2012 and with the start of training camp Friday, fans will soon get their first taste of the stadium’s now 99 percent completed makeover.
The biggest difference fans will notice is the updated video boards spanning across the stadium. Every video screen in the Linc, from the end zone screens to the LED ribbon-boards that wrap around the entire stadium, has been upgraded to high definition with full brightness that make the large displays pop even in broad sunlight.
While ads and score tickers take up screen space during normal gameplay, full animations can take over all of the boards, providing a 360 degree experience after a large play or to relive a memorable moment.
The manpower needed to provide the top quality effects has increased by more than double, going from six in-house cameras all over the stadium to 22 to provide the fans with every angle possible for every play, including slow motion.
The over 1,600 seats added to all levels of the stadium have been completed as well, including two new bridges in the southwest and northeast corners so fans can walk around from one side of the field to the other without having to navigate down to the main level.
Eagles fans can get a taste of these new visually appealing effects and practical adjustments to the Linc in the first public event since the project’s completion when training camp opens for the public July 28.