SBD/Issue 88/Facilities & Venues

Eagles Sell Out All Suites To New Stadium; Plan To Add More

The Eagles have sold all of the available suites in their new stadium, which opens in '03, and "have put in an urgent call to their architect," according to Phil Sheridan of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, who notes the original stadium design "called for 125 suites but allowed space for more to be added later if needed." The Eagles "have decided to build them now." Eagles President Joe Banner said of the suites selling out: "Most of this was done before [the team's playoff run]. We would have sold out even before this happened, but I wouldn't have wanted to try to do this if people didn't feel the team was headed in the right direction." Sheridan reports the Eagles sold all of the highest-priced seat licenses to potential season-ticket holders, as there were more applicants than available licenses. Sheridan: "The only work left ... is to offer the lower-priced licenses (which are for lesser seats) to those shut out on the best seats." The current planned seating in the $512M stadium is 66,000, with 29,000 set aside for those who purchase seat licenses (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 1/23).

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