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Volume 24 No. 159
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STATE OF THE STADIUM: DOME, SWEET DOME

     Seattle's Kingdome reopened its doors last week after theextensive repair job on the facility, as the Seahawks played thefirst part of their season at the University of Washington field.In 1985-86, the Mariners and Seahawks signed a unique leasearrangement that gave the Seahawks marketing rights to all theluxury suites, and the Mariners control of advertising.  This wasbased on 10-year projected revenue enhancements that would beequal in value.  The Seahawks handle marketing of the suites forevery Kingdome event and receive 10% of sales and 50% of netrevenue.  The following profile is one of a continuing series ofthe NFL's infrastructure.
STADIUM:
The Kingdome, Seattle, Washington
AGE: Completed March 27, 1976
CAPACITY: 66,000 -- 7th lowest in NFL.
OWNERSHIP: Owned and Operated by the King County Government.
COST: Cost $67 million - $40 million paid in bonds. The restin loans and private donations.
LUXURY BOXES: 48 -- 50% of the income to the Seahawks, 40% to the Mariners and 10% to the county.
CONCESSIONS: Ogden Services -- team gets 30% of food and beverage and 52% of banquet and catering.
PARKING: Three lots with 4,000 spots. $6 car, $5 car pool. Seahawks get no parking revenue.
ADVERTISING: Mariners control stadium advertising. Stadium gets approximately $230,000 - $250,000 annually.
RENOVATION: $32-34M renovation project to repair the roof.
RENT: $1.16 million -- 15th highest in NFL.
LEASE: Lease for the Seahawks expires in 2005.

(Sources: Tom Long/Kingdome; rent figure from Florida Times Unionarticle, July 24, 1994.)