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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles' new stadium lacks
drinking fountains in all the places where ordinary fans are allowed
The team said the lack of drinking fountains was an oversight and
vowed to fix the problem. The city plumbing code requires drinking
fountains in any place of public assembly.
``It's one of those things that you say, `It's obvious; how could
they miss that?''' said Scott Jenkins, the team's vice president for
stadium operations and facilities. ``But in a building this size, as
you go along, you're going to find things that you can make better.''
The problem was noticed when the team invited the public to tour
the stadium. Some of the 96,000 visitors asked where the drinking
fountains were, and it turned out that they were only in the club
lounges. Only buyers of premium tickets may go to those lounges.
The first event at Lincoln Financial Field is a soccer game; city
officials said that it would be allowed to proceed under a temporary
certificate of occupancy. As a stopgap measure, the team planned to
have free water available at first aid stations. Anyone would be
allowed to get water there, whether in need of first aid or not.
This is not the first time a major stadium had this type of
oversight. In 1962, Dodger Stadium opened in Los Angeles without any
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