Hyundai Signs Four-Year Deal As NFL Auto Sponsor NASCAR's France Wants No Rebel Flags At Events CAA NFL Agent Tom Condon Profiled Several Venues Considered For Temporary NFL Stay NHL Panthers Fans Pack Arena For Draft MLB Changes HR Derby Format Experts Scoff At Proposal For Raiders' Stadium Federal Court Upholds Back Pay Ruling For USTA Rays Senior VP Mark Fernandez Resigns MLB Planning S.F.-Based Replay Center
SBD/13/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published August 13, 1998
Yankees Manager Joe Torre on MLB's decision to increase the cost of LCS and World Series tickets: "I've always marveled at how much a seat costs on the floor of a basketball game. And we have a long way to go before we reach that" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 8/13). Also in N.Y., Speranza & Breen write under the header, "Fans Boo Series Tix Hike. Cry Foul As Cost Doubles For Best Seats In House" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 8/13). In Cleveland, Hoynes & Maxse report that "reaction was mixed" on the increase among fans attending last night's Rangers-Indians game (PLAIN DEALER, 8/13). ...Vikings Owner Red McCombs told Sid Hartman in Minneapolis that the blackout rule was one of the "first subjects discussed at the recent NFL meeting." McCombs: "We were told by commissioner Paul Tagliabue that he wants the blackout rule strictly enforced and he will deal with any club that breaks it." Hartman: "What it means is the league no longer wants television stations and other corporations to buy out a big number of tickets so games can be televised" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 8/13).