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THESE SEATS AREN'T BAD, BUT WHY IS THIS GUY'S HEAD IN MY WAY
Published April 13, 1995
Up to 800 new seats at Candlestick Park will be replaced after both rows were installed at the same level "making it difficult for those sitting in the back row to see the field," according to Diana Walsh of the San Francisco EXAMINER. One year after spending $375,000 to install the seats, the Recreation and Park Department is ripping them out and replacing them at a cost that "nearly depletes its $750,000 annual capital improvements budget." Phil Arnold, Assistant GM for the Recreation and Park Dept., said the error was made by a private architectural firm hired by the city. Arnold: "To say that we are unhappy is a very cautious statement." In addition to the costs to the city, the unused seats will cost the 49ers $320,000 in ticket revenue, of which the city would have received about $31,000. The new seats should be ready by mid-May (S.F. EXAMINER, 4/12).