Yesterday, National Football Post ranked the 31 NFL stadiums (remember the Giants and the Jets play at the same venue, folks… come on, get it together). They were selected taking five factors into account. Those would be architecture, history, weather, fans, and location. Here’s their top 5:
- Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers)
- Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys)
- Qwest Field (Seattle Seahawks)
- Heinz Field (Pittshburgh Steelers)
- Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles)
And here is what they said about the Linc:
This place doesn’t feature the same hostility or 700 level chaos that could be found at Veterans Stadium back in the days of Buddy Ryan and Randall Cunningham, but trust me, that doesn’t mean Lincoln Financial Field is a friendly environment for visiting teams.
I’ve sat in the last row at the Linc and get tell you first hand that this place doesn’t have a bad seat in the house. In addition, fans are treated (I use that term loosely) to scenic views of the Philly skyline out of the west end zone.
The true beauty of Lincoln Financial Field comes before kickoff, as this venue is part of a Philadelphia sports complex that is also home to Citizens Bank Park (Phillies) and the Wells Fargo Center (Flyers, Sixers). With all of the parking available, fans have the luxury of tailgating with their 69,000 closest friends prior to game time.
Bonus: Matt Bowen was heckled by an old lady at the Linc while on crutches when he played there with the Rams back in his glory days.
Just a quick thought before I delve more into this… I would love to find that old lady and give her a big hug, maybe buy her breakfast at a mediocre diner. That probably helped us with the “fans” part of this whole thing. Read the rest at Crossing Broad.