Lincoln Financial Field Seats in Sun & Shade
Lincoln Financial Field, located in South Philly, serves as the home turf for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Temple University Owls. It is a top destination for both pro and college football fans. Philadelphia’s diverse climate, featuring hot and humid early-season games and chilly late-season matchups, makes weather a significant gameday factor at this open-air venue. Fans looking to avoid excessive sun should use this guide to find the optimal shaded seats at Lincoln Financial Field.
Where Are the Seats in the Shade and Sun at Lincoln Financial Field?
Generally speaking, shaded seats at Lincoln Financial Field are located:
- On the lower or mezzanine level behind the south end zone
- On the Eagles’ home (west) side of the stadium
Conversely, seats in the sun can be found:
- On the away team’s (east) side of the stadium
- Behind the north end zone
Games at Lincoln Financial Field are scheduled throughout the day. The Eagles sometimes have kickoffs at 1:00 p.m., sometimes in the 4:00 p.m. hour, and occasionally after dark for NFL Sunday Night or Monday Night games. College games tend to be scheduled for the afternoon, and special events like concerts and international soccer games often take place at night.
Lincoln Financial Field Orientation to the Sun
Lincoln Financial Field is oriented in a slightly offset north-to-south direction. By noon, the sun is high in the sky near the southern end zone. Over the course of the afternoon, it dips down behind the home field side of the stadium and eventually sets near the northern end zone.
The graphic below shows the approximate location of the sun throughout the day on October 1st.
Seats in the Sun and Shade at Early Afternoon Games at Lincoln Financial Field
The design of Lincoln Financial Field makes finding shade around 1:00 p.m. a bit tricky. Sections in the lower level behind the southern end zone, like 109-112, should be safe from the sun. However, sections in the upper level behind the southern end zone, like 209-218, may be in the path of the sun for at least the first quarter or two. This is because, while the sidelines have a canopy covering the highest seats, the upper-level sections behind both end zones are exposed.
The best sections for shade are on the west side of the stadium, behind the Eagles’ home sideline. For a shaded seat, seek out sections 106-134, C6-C35, or 207-239. Even bleeder seats on the west side of the stadium should be safe from the sun, thanks to the canopy covering the upper level.
Seats on the east (visitor’s) side of the stadium will largely remain in the sun for the majority of an early afternoon game. Sections 115-124, C16-C27, and 219-231 will be mostly sun-soaked unless it’s a cloudy day. It will also be hard to avoid the sun if you sit behind the northern end zone, in sections like 127-131 and 233-237. The upper level here is exposed to the elements with no cover and directly in the path of the sun’s rays.
Seats in the Sun and Shade at Late Afternoon Games at Lincoln Financial Field
When the Philly teams kick off after 4:00 p.m., it’s much easier to find a seat in the shade. For late-day games, most seats on the west (home) side of the field, as well as behind the southern end zone, will be shaded for most or all of the game.
On the east (visitor’s) side, shade will start to hit the seats closest to the field first and move upward. It will first reach the 100 level, followed by the club level, and finally the 200-level. Be careful choosing a bleeder seat on the east side of the stadium if you’re sensitive to the sun, and make sure to bring sunglasses as you might need them for at least the first quarter or two!
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