Capacity at U.S. Bank Stadium is down to 66,654 after someone removed a seat following the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory on Sunday.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on Monday said it’s investigating the theft after evidence was posted on social media.
A photo posted on Reddit shows one missing seat and two others without seatbacks.
Barstool Sports tweeted what appears to be an Eagles fan carrying a stadium seat under a coat and receiving congratulations from coat check workers.
This Eagles fan getting his money’s worth by ripping his chair out of the stadium in Minnesotta last night pic.twitter.com/pZsaOxmGA2
- Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) February 5, 2018
“We are aware of the video of a fan leaving the stadium with a stadium seat and our security team is investigating the incident. Per our standard operating procedure, damaged or missing seats will be repaired or replaced immediately,” the MSFA said by email.
The coat check was not in the U.S. Bank Stadium perimeter, the MSFA said.
The seat-swiping phenomenon is not new to Minneapolis. Fans ripped out a number of seats after the final Vikings game at the Metrodome in 2013. The MSFA later organized the removal and sale of thousands of dome seats for $40 to $60 apiece.
Minneapolis police said they made no major arrests related to the Super Bowl, just the “usual drunken debauchery.”
The streets of Philadelphia did not fare as well.