Philadelphia Eagles & Lincoln Financial Field Recognized for Safety & Security
The Philadelphia Eagles were recently credited with a SAFETY Act designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, one of the highest levels of accreditation offered by the department, recognizing the team's commitment to safety, security and overall preparedness at Lincoln Financial Field.
"The SAFETY Act designation adds another layer to our already existing and comprehensive security measures at Lincoln Financial Field, ensuring that we are providing a safe and secure environment for our fans, guests and team," said Jason Miller, Philadelphia Eagles senior vice president of operations. "The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has set very high standards for this designation, so it is rewarding to know that our emergency planning protocol and ongoing commitment to public safety have met and exceeded those expectations."
Enacted in 2002, the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act encourages the development and implementation of effective anti-terrorism technologies, procedures and personnel training. The Eagles earned their SAFETY Act accreditation for Lincoln Financial Field's security program, which is comprised of physical and electronic security equipment, tools, emergency planning processes and procedures, and trained personnel to detect, deter, prevent, respond to and mitigate acts of terrorism. The designation applies to the entire stadium property, including the seating bowl and suites, gates, loading docks, inner and secondary perimeters, field, locker rooms, utility and mechanical systems, command center and parking areas. The designation also covers security procedures for all Lincoln Financial Field events, including Eagles games, concerts, soccer matches, NCAA activities and general stadium entertainment, that draw large attendance numbers.
"The safety of everyone at Lincoln Financial Field will always be a top priority for us," said JP Hayslip, Philadelphia Eagles director of facility security. "We take a very measured and systematic approach when it comes to our security procedures, and it takes a collaborative effort on the part of many individuals to keep us operating at a very high level."
The SAFETY Act designation is just the latest honor awarded to the Eagles and Lincoln Financial Field. In December 2018, the field became LEED Gold Certified for its practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. A few months earlier in June 2018, the Eagles became the first professional sports team to earn ISO 20121 certification, an international standard designed to help organizations in the events and hospitality industry integrate sustainability into management practices and processes.
Home to the Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial Field is a prime destination for world-class entertainment that offers a high-quality experience to guests in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Since opening in August 2003, Lincoln Financial Field has become famous for showcasing high-profile sporting events and entertainment. The state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Philadelphia has hosted 34 star-studded concerts and some of the world's most distinguished soccer clubs. Lincoln Financial Field is also home to Temple University football, the historic Army-Navy Game, NCAA Lacrosse Championships and many other marquee events.