NFL team equipment has been broken and worn down to the point that its worth less than $3 million, according to the NFL.
A $1.9 million bill for repair and refurbishment of the Philadelphia Eagles’ locker room equipment was approved by a board of governors meeting Thursday.
The Eagles signed a new collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association in August, allowing the team to buy new equipment for $1 million per year.
The equipment will be covered by the team’s $10 million fund for locker room expenses.
As part of the agreement, the Eagles will also cover $3.5 million for upgrades to their locker room facility and $1,400 per month for upgrades for players who work there.
The board meeting, which is being held to approve the purchase of equipment for the Eagles, was called by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney after he learned of the equipment cost.
In his letter to Kenney, Kenney said that his office is working with the team and will discuss possible solutions for repairs and refurbishments as part of a long-term, comprehensive plan to address the equipment issue.
The Philadelphia Eagles are set to open their season Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.