We’ve mentioned Forbes magazine’s now infamous article slamming the Bears’ ownership a couple times here at The Deep Dish. First in this summary and again in this follow-up item on a similiar Yahoo! Sports article.â†µ
Now Bears’ President Ted Phillips is firing back. Quoted in this NFPost.com piece, the CPA defends both the team’s usage of Soldier Field:â†µ
… when you have the smallest stadium in the NFL and you are able to even by Forbes’ calculation be in the Top 10, I think that shows that we’re doing an excellent job of maximizing our revenues from every source possible …â†µ
And the team’s innovativeness:â†µ
The skylike suite that we have, we were the first team in Chicago to come up with an all-inclusive price for a premium seating. Every Chicago team has since followed suit. Our Web site is cutting edge, our Bears broadcasting is cutting edge.â†µ
Phillips made the comments on the evening of Monday, Sept. 6, during a live radio broadcast attended by certain season-ticket holders as well as GM Jerry Angelo and head coach Lovie Smith at the Bears’ indoor practice facility.