THESE SEATS AREN'T BAD, BUT WHY IS THIS GUY'S HEAD IN MY WAY
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).