SBD/April 15, 2013/Franchises

D'Backs Require Fans In Chase Field Suite To Remove Dodgers T-Shirts

Fans sitting in a suite behind home plate for Friday night's Dodgers-D’Backs game were asked by D’Backs Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick “to change out of their blue Dodgers shirts or else move to a different suite,” according to Nick Piecoro of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. D’Backs Senior VP/Communications Josh Rawitch said that the fans “agreed, changing into Diamondbacks merchandise provided by the team.” He added that the fans “would have been refunded had they chose to be relocated.” Rawitch said that because of the “high visibility of the seats, the team has a policy forbidding fans from wearing opposing team’s gear before they purchase the suite, which ranges in price from $3,250 to $3,500 depending on the night.” Rawitch: “We don’t tell them they can’t cheer for the other team. We just ask them to adhere to the policy that we give them when we sell them the tickets.” The team said that it has “the right to dictate what fans do and do not wear, just as teams can determine whether fans are allowed to bring signage into stadiums” (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 4/14).
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