Mariners Hope Cano Draws Fans, Other FAs Source: Shanahan Nearly Left Redskins O's Raising Season-Ticket Prices Texans' McNair Hopes For Short Turnaround NFL Franchise Notes Sporting KC Becomes Envy Of City, League Is Angelos Becoming More Hands-On? Yankees Likely To Keep Spending Brandon's Toronto Comments Show Discord Pistons Seeing Jump In Ticket Sales
Published June 9, 2009
In DC, Theola Labbe-DeBose reports DC Fire Chief Dennis Rubin prior to Sunday night's Mets-Nationals game ordered that Nationals Park launch "no more fireworks" after a fan "felt paper debris fluttering down on him and his grandson." The Nationals typically ignite fireworks for the national anthem, a home run, after a win and on every Friday. The fire department lifted the ban yesterday after the Nationals "agreed to change the direction in which the fireworks are set off and the content of the explosives and make other adjustments." Since the Nationals did not play last night, the "brief ban never played out" (WASHINGTON POST, 6/9).
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NOTES: The Bills yesterday said that season-ticket sales at Ralph Wilson Stadium have "surpassed 52,000 for the second straight year, the first time that's happened since the early 1990s." In addition, the Bills said that single-game tickets for the first three games of the '09 regular season are sold out (BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/8)....Mariners DH Ken Griffey Jr.'s contract stipulates that if he "preserved his previous year's statistics and helped draw just 259 more fans" on average to each game at Safeco Field, he would earn a $1.25M bonus. However, the Mariners are "actually seeing fewer fans" this season, cutting Griffey's "potential bonus by $450,000" (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 6/8).