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Eagles fans say they'd pay more to balance budget

Philadelphia Inquirer
Joelle Farrell and Amy Worden

(September 21, 2009) - Maybe not every Eagles fan is lining up for Nutcracker tickets, but yesterday, some of the biggest guys barbecuing ribs outside Lincoln Financial Field stuck up for the ballet.

"Don't single people out," said Tom Kennerly, 62, of Roxborough, who pays $1,000 a year for season tickets. "If they're going to distribute it equally, don't just do it to people going to the Art Museum."

"The arts are suffering enough," said Lauren Reilly, 27, a marketing manager who lives in Old City.

Eagles Fan No. 1 - the governor - has thus far sidestepped questions about why the proposed budget deal would tax museum and concert tickets but not pro sports.