Lincoln Financial Field

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Eagles Stadium is a state-of-the-art, $500 million, 68,500 seat football stadium that has set new standards in the NFL.

KUD worked in partnership with the Eagles to develop a project program that incorporated a unique design approach and stadium delivery methodology within an agreed budget. KUD’s completion guaranty was considered by the lenders to be an important component of the project financing.

A partnering strategy was implemented at an early stage to select the design, construction and community partners for the project and to ensure a smooth development process. KUD and the client worked hand-in-hand with the selected project team to establish a solid foundation for a seamless delivery process that sheltered the franchise from completion risks.

THE EMPHASIS ON PARTNERSHIP AND SHARED GOALS HAS DELIVERED A STATE-OF-THE-ART, 68,500 SEAT FOOTBALL STADIUM THAT IS THE ENVY OF THE NFL

A case study for us was KUD’s work with Major League Baseball’s Giants on the Pacific Bell Park project in San Francisco. The Giants, who were essentially building a privately-funded stadium, felt that KUD’s expertise in project management, architecture, and their ability to guarantee against cost overruns could be helpful. They also exceeded minority-participation goals. The combined minority and women’s business goal for that project was 20 percent. KUD helped the Giants exceed that, reaching 34 percent. And, because this was a significant issue for us as well, we hired them as a valuable member of the project team.

Joe BannerPhiladelphia Eagles General Manager