Go Big: Linc To Be Nation's Greenest Stadium

The Eagles are flying high—and not just the offense. I spent yesterday morning drafting a short story for next month's Grid on the team's stupendous renewable energy plans for Lincoln Financial Field, and now the New York Times has followed my lead:

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles announced perhaps the most ambitious green initiative yet: the installation of about 2,500 solar panels, 80 20-foot-high wind turbines and a generator that runs on natural gas and biodiesel so that Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles’ home, will be the first stadium capable of generating all its own electricity.

Becoming self-sufficient in energy is the latest in a string of environmentally friendly measures the Eagles have taken since they opened their stadium in 2003. (Coincidentally, the team’s primary color is green.)

Look for more details in January's Grid.