sky·​box | \ ˈskī-ˌbäks How to pronounce skybox (audio) \

Definition of skybox

: a roofed enclosure of private seats situated high in a sports stadium and typically featuring luxurious amenities

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Consider the precursor of the modern skybox that appeared in 1883 in Chicago’s Lakefront Park — 18 private viewing boxes, outfitted with upholstered armchairs and served by waiters. Blair Kamin,, "Column: These fields of dreams aren’t in Iowa cornfields," 21 June 2019 Larger groups can host a baseball experience inside the hotel’s skybox which has unobstructed views of the field facing home plate, accommodates up to 30 people, and has 18 stadium seats. Danielle Braff,, "Hotels that fit baseball fans like a glove," 18 June 2019 On many nights, members of Congress, from both parties, hold political fundraisers in one of the stadium’s skyboxes. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "Baseball Bridges the Political Divide in Washington," 16 July 2018 At the time, Las Vegas planned to use its convention center to host the RNC, but the city found that the convention center lacked some amenities that the GOP wanted, like skyboxes, according to a 2014 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "Las Vegas is Charlotte's only competitor for GOP convention. Is it a serious challenger?," 7 June 2018 MGM Grand has some awesome skyboxes above the book but most VIP options are in the sportsbook w/the people. Ed Barkowitz,, "Sportsbook at Atlantic City's Ocean Resort right in heart of casino," 12 June 2018 The agreement with the bowl game association, which runs the Holiday Bowl, limits the city’s cut to 40 percent of skybox revenue. David Garrick,, "Grand jury says San Diego lost revenue by not negotiating new stadium deals itself," 22 May 2018 The county grand jury says San Diego cost itself money last year by allowing private companies to negotiate new deals for naming rights, skybox rentals and advertising at the city’s stadium in Mission Valley. David Garrick,, "Grand jury says San Diego lost revenue by not negotiating new stadium deals itself," 22 May 2018 But the skyboxes aren’t just about the action on the field. Jenny Vrentas,, "True Secrets of the Combine Seating Chart," 7 Mar. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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US : an area with a roof and private seats near the top of a sports stadium

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