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STATE OF THE STADIUMS: JACK MURPHY STADIUM

     Today, we continue our series on the infrastructure of the
NFL with a look at Jack Murphy Stadium, home of the AFC West
leading San Diego Chargers.

STADIUM: Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA
AGE: Built in 1967.
CAPACITY: Capacity 63,000.
OWNERSHIP: Owned by the City of San Diego.
LUXURY SEATS: 71 luxury boxes -- team gets roughly 30% of revenue, Padres receive the balance.
COST: Cost of $27M paid for by city bonds. $3M debt to be paid off by 2003.
CONCESSIONS: Concessioneer Service America gets 40%; Padres get 30%; Chargers 20%; city gets the remaining 10%.
PARKING: 19,300 spots, $5 football -- Chargers get 33% of revenue, and the city gets 67%.
ADVERTISING: Chargers get 25% of revenue, city 10%, Padres 65%
RENT: $1.25 million, 13th highest in league.
LEASE: Lease expires in 2000.

(Source: Bill Wilson/Jack Murphy Stadium; rent and luxury seating figure from Florida Times-Union article on July 24, 1994).
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