The Philadelphia Eagles are making Lincoln Financial Field bigger.

The team announced Thursday it is starting construction on the second phase of a two-year revitalization project at the Linc that includes adding 1,600 new seats.

In addition, they are installing new HD video boards and LED ribbon boards at the stadium.

"For the first time since we opened Lincoln Financial Field in 2003, we have an opportunity to add seats," Eagles president Don Smolenski said in a statement. "We're excited to be able to add new fans to the Eagles family."

The project will feature new seating sections in the Northeast and Southwest corners of the stadium that will connect the upper concourse.

Seats are being added on all levels of the building - the lower bowl, middle and upper levels.

The lower bowl seats will have a Stadium Builders License (SBL) like the ones that were sold in 2003. All season tickets in the lower bowl will continue to have seat licenses.

"Over the years we have received a number of requests from our season ticket members to purchase seat licenses, relocate their seats, or purchase additional tickets," Smolenski said.

"By adding new seats to our stadium, there are opportunities to fulfill some of these requests. Our ticket office will be managing this process over the next few months, and we will be fair and flexible throughout the process."

According to the team, approximately 52 percent of the tickets will increase in price, 43 percent will stay the same price and 5 percent will be cheaper.

The previous stadium layout grouped tickets into five categories and the new layout will consist of eight.

"With the seats being added and the structure of our seating bowl changing, we took a step back and reviewed how the building was priced," Smolenski said. "We decided to adjust the prices in certain sections to more accurately reflect their value and popularity compared to other sections around the stadium."

For more information about the renovations, check the team's web site, philadelphiaeagles.com.

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