The Eagles were brought into the league in 1933 as a replacement team for the Frankford
Yellow Jackets after the Yellow Jackets went bankrupt. The Eagles are one of the few franchises that
have been around for 70+ years and are still in their original city and have never relocated
to a different state. They first sold Eagles tickets at the Baker Bowl stadium, a field that had
been built in 1887 and was primarily used as a baseball field prior to hosting the home town
The early years for the Eagles were marked by repeated losing seasons.
After losing many players to the Draft in the 1943 season, the Eagles and
the Pittsburgh Steelers combined teams in order to have a full roster, sharing revenue in Eagles tickets sales for one year with the
Steelers. The Eagles were competed in three straight NFL Championship Games and won
two of them in 1948 and 1949.
The most recent success for the Eagles came in the early 2000’s as they were setting team
records in Eagles tickets sale and went to four consecutive NFC Championship Games.
Of the four appearances, the team lost their first three NFC Championship
Games, and were the number one seed in 2004 when they hosted all playoff games at home
and sold thousands of extra Eagles tickets in the playoffs as the team went all the way to the
Super Bowl where they eventually lost to the New England Patriots by a score of 24-21.
Lincoln Financial has been the home field of the Philadelphia Eagles since 2003. The move to the new field was
not about selling more Eagles tickets, as the total seating capacity barely changed between; However, their new stadium allowed for the sale of
more expensive Eagles tickets as, having twice as many luxury boxes as Veterans Stadium.
As with many NFL stadiums, Lincoln Financial does more than just sell Eagles tickets. It has
hosted two NCAA lacrosse national championships games and hosts several soccer games
The move to Lincoln Financial may have also brought the Eagles some luck.
During the team’s first eight seasons at Lincoln Financial, they
made the playoffs six times and were the NFC East Division champions 4 times.
Fans that purchase Eagles tickets have been known to be some of the most intense and
unpredictable fans in the NFL. They have been known to boo their own team after losses in the
late 1970’s before the arrival of head coach Dick Vermeil, and even get in so much trouble that
the team actually built four jail cells into Lincoln Financial Field.
Through the good times and the bad, Eagles fans have always purchased Eagles tickets and
shown up to games, helping the Eagles achieve to 71 consecutive home sellouts, a streak
that is still going.
12-4-12: Things seem to keep getting worse for the Philadelphia Eagles. At 3-9, the once self-proclaimed ‘Dream Team’ is out of playoff contention while also trying to break in a new Quarterback. The best hope for meaningful games this season will be in role of spoiler as the Eagles play both the Giants and Redskins as two of their four remaining games. The eagles have lost eight in a row and things do not look to be getting any better. With RB LeSean McCoy out with a concussion and WR DeSean Jackson out for the year, it’s hard to imagine when this team might win again.
1/3/13: The Eagles miserable season continued, as they lost 11 out of their last 12 games, including an embrassing 42-7 thrashing at the hands of the division rival Giants.