About the Sports Complex Special Services District

The Sports Complex Special Services District, or SCSSD for short, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that serves approximately 9,000 residents living in 4,100 households surrounding the Sports Complex venues in South Philadelphia. SCSSD is engaged in a mission to:

  • Protect Community Interests
  • Improve Neighborhood Quality of Life
  • Promote Efficient Operation of Adjacent Sports Venues

SCSSD was established in 2002 and began active operations in March 2003. In 2001, the three sports venue operators — Comcast Spectacor, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Philadelphia Eagles — committed a combined $1 million annual contribution (with annual CPI adjustment) to fully fund SCSSD efforts and address the unique needs of South Philadelphia residents living in close proximity to an active world-class Sports Complex. SCSSD is the only such district in the nation created for community benefit and financed entirely by local sports teams.

The Philadelphia Sports Complex includes three major venues with a combined capacity of over 133,000 seats. Home to Eagles football, Phillies baseball, Flyers hockey, and 76ers basketball, to name a few, these venues host approximately 380 events, over 7 million visitors, and 5.5 million vehicle trips each year.

SCSSD includes four distinct Community Districts and serves the area bounded by Oregon Avenue to the north, 7th Street to the east, I-95 to the south, and 20th Street to the west. SCSSD is guided by a 20-member Board of Directors that includes elected community representatives, City and State officials, and sports venue executives.

SCSSD is engaged in ongoing projects, programs, and studies to address neighborhood concerns and improve community quality of life. Areas of improvement include traffic and parking operations, street and sidewalk cleaning, tree care, landscape beautification, recreational facility upgrades, lighting enhancements, public safety initiatives, and community events. Please explore our website to learn more about SCSSD achievements, ongoing efforts, and future plans.

Community Districts

SCSSD serves four distinct Community Districts. The residential households from each District elect a Community Director and Alternate Community Director to represent their neighborhood and serve on the Board of Directors for a four-year term. Board decision-making is based on seven votes, with the four Community Directors having one vote each, and the three Sports Venue Directors having one vote each. All Directors and Alternates serve on a voluntary basis without compensation. In total, SCSSD represents approximately 9,000 residents living in 4,100 households. Below is a summary of the Community Districts:
Community District I

District I is located in the southeast quadrant of SCSSD, closest in proximity to the Sports Complex venues. District I serves residents in the area bounded by Packer Avenue to the north, 13th Street to the east, Geary Street to the South, and Broad Street to the west.

Residents in Community District I are represented by Community Director Ivan Cohen and Alternate Community Director Ellen McCrossen.

According to year 2010 census data, District I has a population of 469 residents living in 218 households.

Community District II

District II is located in the southwest quadrant of SCSSD. District II serves residents in the area bounded by Packer Avenue to the north, Broad Street to the east, Hartranft Street to the south, and 20th Street to the west.

Residents in Community District II are represented by Community Director Barbara Capozzi and Alternate Community Director Arthur Novello.

According to year 2010 census data, District II has a population of 2,477 residents living in 1,125 households.

Community District III

District III is located in the northeast quadrant of SCSSD. District III serves residents in the area bounded by Oregon Avenue to the north, 7th Street to the east, I-76 to the south, and Broad Street to the west.

Residents in Community District III are represented by Community Director Loretta Mitsos-Panvini and Alternate Community Director Gary Forte.

According to year 2010 census data, District III has a population of 3,056 residents living in 1,401 households.

Community District IV

District IV is located in the northwest quadrant of SCSSD. District IV serves residents in the area bounded by Oregon Avenue to the north, Broad Street to the east, I-76 to the South, and 20th Street to the west.

Residents in Community District IV are represented by Community Director George Hatton III and Alternate Community Director Roseann Scairato.

According to year 2010 census data, District IV has a population of 2,954 residents living in 1,319 households.

Board of Directors

SCSSD is governed by a Board of Directors that includes 20 members, seven of which have voting privileges. The voting members include four Community Directors elected by residential households and three Sports Venue Directors assigned by their respective venue management.

 

Each voting Director has an Alternate Director to serve in the event of absence. State and City elected officials and the City Managing Director serve as ex-officio non-voting representatives to the Board. All Directors, Alternate Directors, and Ex-Officio Directors serve without SCSSD compensation. In December of each year, the Board of Directors elects officers to serve in the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer for that upcoming year. SCSSD hires an Executive Director to manage the day-to-day business of the Corporation. Current SCSSD representatives are listed below.
Voting Directors
Community District I

Director Ivan Cohen

Alternate Ellen McCrossen

Community District II

Director Barbara Capozzi, Esq.

Alternate Arthur S. Novello, Esq.

Community District III

Director Loretta Mitsos-Panvini

Alternate Gary Forte

Community District IV

Director George Hatton III

Alternate Roseann Scairato

Comcast Spectator

Director Cindy Stutman

Alternate Michael Sulkes

Philadelphia Eagles

Director Norman Vossschulte

Alternate Jason Miller

Philadelphia Phillies

Director Michael Harris

Alternate Salvatore DeAngelis

Ex-Officio Directors
Philadelphia City Council

Hon. Kenyatta Johnson

Hon. Mark Squilla

City Managing Director

Brian Abernathy

PA State House

Hon. Maria Donatucci

Hon. Elizabeth Fiedler

PA State Senate

Hon. Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr.

Officers
President

Michael Harris

Vice President

George Hatton III

Secretary

Norman Vossschulte

Treasurer

Barbara Capozzi, Esq.

Staff
Executive Director

Shawn Jalosinski

Assistant Director

Jeffrey Kern

Contact SCSSD

SCSSD welcomes inquiries, suggestions, and feedback.
In Writing
Sports Complex Special Services District

3300 South 7th Street – Suite 2

Philadelphia, PA 19148

By Telephone
By Email
Shawn Jalosinski

Executive Director

sjalosinski@scssd.org

Jeffrey Kern

Assistant Director

jkern@scssd.org