The oft-discussed renovations at Lincoln Financial Field are underway and, today, reporters but inexplicably not bloggers were given a tour and a first glimpse of the stadium’s facelift.
As previously reported, these are some of the planned changes:
Lincoln Financial Field, the team’s home since 2003, will undergo a series of revitalizations over the next two years. Upon completion prior to the start of the 2014 season, the stadium will have improved amenities for all fans including new HD video boards, Wi-Fi installation, and bridges that will connect both sides of the upper concourse. In addition, the stadium will expand by 1,600 seats to accommodate nearly 70,000 fans.
Renderings and a video here.
I’m not complaining about not being invited (because quite honestly it’s a lot easier for me to just embed the Tweets), but why wouldn’t the Eagles ask bloggers – in addition to a bunch of football scriptuals whose use of images, audio and video is limited by their platforms – that actually focus on the stuff surrounding the game to come out, too? This isn’t a game credential, there’s no limit. Readers of blogs are the ones who are most interested in this ancillary stuff and the fact that the scoreboard will become a near-interactive fantasy hub.
Anyway, embedded images after the jump. To the Storify machine!