FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 15, 2019Contact: Marshanna Smith(816) firstname.lastname@example.org
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is pleased to announce the awarding of a contract to Schneider Industries, in partnership with S&S Seating, Inc. (SI TEAM), for the repurposing and selling of seats from Arrowhead Stadium.
“I’m very excited the taxpayers of Jackson County will have an opportunity to own a piece of Chiefs history from the loudest stadium in the NFL,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “For many fans, these items hold sentimental value.”
Under the proposed agreement, Schneider Industries will provide the County with an upfront payment of $75,000, which will cover the County’s costs for the storage and moving of seats. The County and Schneider Industries will share 50% of all net proceeds from sales.
Estimates show the sale of 3,150 seat units, a mix of single and double seats, could result in approximately $266,675 for the County. Jackson County plans to use those funds to make all Parks system playgrounds fully accessible.
“We have 21 playgrounds throughout our Parks system and of those, nine need to be upgraded to fully accessible,” said Parks + Rec Director Michele Newman. “We are thrilled about the opportunity to make a positive impact in our community as we continue to make our County Parks system, the third-largest in the country, a welcoming and memorable experience for everyone.”
Jackson County residents will have first priority to the seat sale for at least 24 hours before the start of sales to the general public. The SI Team will manage the sale via an online site, which is expected to launch close to the start of the Chiefs regular season. Final prices for seats are not yet determined.
Schneider Industries and S&S Seating, Inc. are industry leaders in the market, with a combined nearly 50 years of experience in stadium sale events and stadium seat extraction operations, respectively.
Schneider Industries project list includes work for the St. Louis Blues Hockey Arena (1994), Dallas Texas Stadium (2009) and the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit (2018). S&S Seating, Inc. has been involved in almost every single stadium seat extraction operation in the last 20 years, including projects at Atlanta Falcon County Stadium (1996), Milwaukee County Stadium (2000), RCA Dome (2008) and Atlanta Falcons Georgia Dome (2017).
This contract is the result of a competitive process to ensure it is awarded to the best and most qualified bidder in accordance with state law.