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ANOTHER SNAFU IN OAKLAND HAS RAIDERS FANS FUMING
Published November 10, 1995
Despite an October 31 letter telling PSL holders the Oakland Coliseum box office would open at 9:00am, between 700 and 900 Raiders' season ticket holders left "disgusted at another marketing scheme gone haywire," according to Robert Salladay in the OAKLAND TRIBUNE. Fans were led to believe they could buy extra tickets for the Cowboys game and that the box office would open at 9:00, one hour before tickets went on sale at 145 Northern CA BASS outlets. However, the Coliseum box office did not open until 10:00, the same time BASS started. While 14,000 tickets were sold, only three fans got tickets at the Coliseum. The move was designed to boost PSL sales, but Oakland Football Marketing Assoc. chief Ezra Rapport admitted, "It was obvious we screwed up" (OAKLAND TRIBUNE, 11/10).