Philadelphia Eagles Ranked on List of Best NFL Pregame Fan Experiences
If you attend a Philadelphia Eagles home game in 2023, you’ll get an NFL pregame fan experience among the league’s best. Bookies.com ranked Lincoln Financial Field eighth on their list based on location, tailgating, entertainment, and family sentiment.
NFL Pregame Experiences
Seven NFL teams beat out the Eagles in the formula used.
- 1. Green Bay Packers
- 2. Pittsburgh Steelers
- 3. Minnesota Vikings
- 4 (Tie). Seattle Seahawks/Dallas Cowboys/Kansas City Chiefs
- 7. Atlanta Falcons
Seeing the Cowboys ranked higher on the list is a tough pill to swallow. However, they do have the virtually endless budget of Jerry Jones to pump up the fan experience. It’s also surprising to see cold weather markets like Green Bay and Minnesota with such impressive scores.
As much as Eagles fans might resent the Chiefs after Super Bowl LVII, Arrowhead Stadium has one of the best reputations for an NFL pregame experience.
Lincoln Financial Field
Only the Chiefs, Packers, and the 24th overall-ranked Buffalo Bills finished with a higher score than the Eagles in the tailgating category. The sports complex in South Philly certainly provides a great atmosphere that rivals any tailgate in the NFL.
The entertainment at Xfinity Live is excellent. The pregame party and the short walk to the Linc have become an integral part of one of the best NFL pregame experiences. However, it stands alone in the heart of the sports complex. Chickie’s and Pete’s and Philadium are good alternative options, but very few other bars and restaurants are within walking distance.
Other cities prioritize the bar scene more than the tailgate scene.
Few people would argue that gamedays at the Linc encourage the best family atmosphere. Significantly difficult traffic patterns at the sports complex probably hurt the accessibility element of the location score.
The eighth-overall ranking in the NFL is a compliment, however. The Eagles are a high-profile NFL team with an excellent fan experience at home games.