Stadium To Go Green

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Professional football has long been known as excessive: monstrous salaries, massive stadiums, and huge players. The Eagles took a step back today though, planning to offset their power consumption by installing 80 sprial wind turbines and some 2,500 solar panels at their home stadium, the Lincoln Financial Center, according to the Associated Press.

Altogether, the system is predicted to produce 8.6 megawatts of power, more than the stadium's peak energy use of around 7 megawatts.

Jeffrey Lurie, the Eagles owner, said the plan for the stadium is part of the team's effort to be “socially responsible” and to set an example in the competitive world of professional football. The project is set to be completed in September.

–Will Taylor

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