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ARE YANKS INTENTIONALLY KEEPING TIX SALES LOW IN BRONX?
Published April 26, 1995
The Yankees intentionally are making it difficult for fans to order tickets, according to Phil Mushnick in this morning's N.Y. POST. Mushnick chronicles the troubles of several fans who try to obtain tickets and are met with Yankee officials who are "so rude to customers as to do everything possible to prevent people from buying tickets." Mushnick writes that he suspects that Steinbrenner's observation last week comparing the advance sale of nearly 3 million tickets at the Orioles' Camden Yards to less than a million at Yankee Stadium is a "self-generated campaign" by Steinbrenner. Mushnick: "Clearly, Steinbrenner is using these numbers as symbolic of the public's disdain for Yankee Stadium's environs; leverage for the abandonment of Yankee Stadium and/or the extortion of taxpayers to build for him a brand new Yankee Luxury Box Land. ... When a businessman like Steinbrenner allows cash customers every opportunity to walk away angry -- angry and still attached to their cash --we smell a setup" (N.Y. POST, 4/26).