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SBD/May 9, 2013/Franchises
Indians Will Need Multiple Years Of Playoff Contention To Rebuild Season-Ticket Base
Published May 9, 2013
NOTHING TO SEE HERE: NBC’s Brian Williams noted the Marlins are "so bad in light of a meager payroll and a 10-24 record, they are closing down the upper deck of their stadium, Marlins Park, at least for a few upcoming games because so few people are coming to the games and the empty seats look so bad." The Marlins are claiming the "closure will make for a better fan experience.” The team is averaging around 17,000 fans per game in the second-year stadium, and Williams said, "If you build it, be prepared to shut down the upper deck if the fans don't show up" (“Nightly News,” NBC, 5/8).