The Eagles Home Opener Featured a Lights Show and Pyrotechnics. Eagles Fans Could Add to the Corneal Overload with Personal Mobile Devices.

What’s different about a glowing green stadium in the middle of South Philadelphia in the fall? Absolutely nothing.

Just when you thought that the Philadelphia Eagles needed more green after a summer frenzy of Kelly Green marketing memorabilia, you got your wish on Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field for the Eagles home opener.

Over 69,000 fans were treated to strobe lights and a pyrotechnics display where fans could download an app that used the camera flashlight to further the illumination on almost 70,000 mobile devices.

Messaging and Data Rates May Apply. But the excitement didn’t stop there

Eagles Super Bowl-winning safety Malcolm Jenkins served as an Honorary Captain. While your eyes recover, DJ Diamond Kuts tested your eardrums with a halftime extravaganza.

During the pre-game national anthem, a live bald eagle, courtesy of Auburn University’s Raptor Center, soared through the stadium.

It turns out that live bald eagles don’t seem to mind a sea of green pyrotechnics.

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Anyone with an appetite was no doubt happy with six Little Caesars stands around The Linc.

After your belly is full of pizza and breadsticks, your eardrums are ringing, and your eyes are re-adjusting, you then have a moment of geographical panic when Al Michaels announces that you are actually seated at Veterans Stadium (demolished in 2004.)

On the field, the Vikings’ defense was also seeing a lot of green as the Eagles scored 34 points. DeVonta Smith had 131 yards receiving, and Philadelphia native D’Andre Swift rushed for 175 yards.

AJ Brown showed frustration on the sideline as the Vikings seemed determined to take him away as an option for the Eagles offense. He then had a touchdown that was called back due to a penalty.


All around, it was an enjoyable evening had by all at Veterans Stadium. 
I mean, Lincoln Financial Field.

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