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Published November 2, 2010
|Phillies Have Season-Ticket Waiting
List For First Time In Team History
In Philadelphia, John George reported the Phillies for the first time have "created a waiting list for season tickets." The team "ended the year with 123 straight sellouts" at 43,500-seat Citizens Bank Park, and VP/Sales & Ticket Operations John Weber said that the club this season "capped season ticket sales at 28,700." Weber: "Our goal is to retain as many 2010 season ticket holders as possible. We are taking season ticket requests for 2011, because we will receive a few cancellations" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 10/28).
TRADEMARK DISPUTE: In L.A., Steve Dilbeck reported the Dodgers last week filed a complaint with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office against Brooklyn Burger "for using the team's familiar cursive style 'Brooklyn' in the company's logo." Brooklyn Burger Owner Alex Buxbaum said that he was "approved for a trademark in April." Dilbeck noted if the Dodgers "want to stop every company from using their stylized Brooklyn, they'll have to get busy," as "several other establishments also use the cursive Brooklyn" (LATIMES.com, 11/1).
TRAVEL PARTY: The Timbers Army, Emerald City Supporters and the Vancouver Southsiders -- the fan groups of the Timbers, Sounders and Whitecaps, respectively -- have joined together to oppose limiting visiting fans in the three teams' stadiums to the 150 tickets stipulated by MLS. The groups in a release argued that visiting support adds to the atmosphere of their home stadiums. They added that limiting the amount of visiting supporters to 150 is an "insult" to the tradition and history surrounding the rivalries between the three clubs and "undermines the growth" of MLS in the Pacific Northwest (THE DAILY).