Man Cave Alert: Original Seats from the Legendary Blue Horizon Are For Sale
— Archer Seating (@ArcherSeating) April 22, 2015
The wooden seats from the Legendary Blue Horizon are being sold off by the pair through Archer Seating. For $350, you get the seats that “were installed in 1914, made by Heywood Wakefield and have their ORIGINAL varnish on them,” according to Archer’s website. Now that’s old school.
The price includes the wooden floor feet, which allow you to use them without having to actually bolt them into the floor. The website reminds us why these seats have become available for purchase: “No seats have ever been removed before from this venue before, the building is being renovated for other uses and will never see another fight or concert.”
Those so-called other uses are actually for an addition of a 5-story boutique hotel project by Mosaic Development Partners and Orens Bros., which is still in the works. (Here’s the permit that was updated on May 26). In March, the project went before the Philadelphia Historical Commission, who designated the exterior as historic, but not its “legendary” venue space. The developers had obtained a permit for interior demolition as early as October 2013.
Here’s more from The Inquirer in February:
On Thursday, they argued that legendary did not mean historic and that a historic designation might torpedo a development deal that would utilize $6 million in state funds to transform the Blue Horizon into a boutique hotel.
So if you’re looking for a legendary example of Philadelphia sports history to add to your man cave or office, you might want to scoop up a set of these original seats.