Nearly two years ago, the Eagles announced a Going Green initiative, which promised solar panels and wind turbines on Lincoln Financial Field. The renovations were supposed to be completed before the start of last season, but, thanks to grid limitations and the potential for nasty shadows, the project was delayed.
The best Eagles reporter on the planet (not hyperbole), Tim McManus, reports that construction will begin as early as this week on some futuristic improvements in and around The Linc.
And they are…
- 14 wind turbines that will sit atop the north and south sides of the stadium
- 11,000 – read: 11,000 – solar panels on the walls
- Solar canopies – which will be high enough to throw a football under – covering some of K Lot
- And a new antenna system for improved cell phone reception, allowing you to more easily check your fantasy team (CBP did this two years ago and I still have iPhone data problems on AT&T)
McManus notes that none of these improvements will be included in the reported $100 million renovations. So there’s more to come.
via Philly Mag