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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Tuesday, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Philadelphia Eagles would be hosting a press conference "with owner Jeffrey Lurie and team president Dom Smolenski on Thursday at 1pm to make a 'major community announcement.'"

This announcement took place in the middle of Lincoln Financial Field, however, instead of the usual press room. There was a good reason for that.

On Thursday, the duo of Lurie and Smolenski announced that the team and Lincoln Financial have reached an agreement that will take the partnership through 2032.

That means the name Lincoln Financial Field will stick with no name change in site.

Lincoln Financial first bought the naming rights in 2002 after it was decided Veterans Stadium would be demolished and the Eagles would have their own stadium.

2019 will be the 17th season for the Eagles playing in The Linc. By the time this new deal is set to run out, the Eagles will have been playing in the stadium for 30 seasons.

Since the Eagles began playing at Lincoln Financial, they have a record of 82-55 at home. They posted a less than stellar run at The Linc from 2010-2013 (13-21) in the downfall of Andy Reid in Philadelphia and hiring of Chip Kelly took effect. Remove that period and the team is 69-34 at the building they will now call home through 2032.

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