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Yankees Weigh Taking Over Former StubHub Retail Space Near Stadium

The Yankees are considering whether to take over retail space at 68 E. 161st in the Bronx near Yankee Stadium, a site previously held by StubHub. The club in March sued StubHub over the company's plans to open a ticket pickup location at the site, and subsequently reached a settlement that saw StubHub open a new service center at 651 River Ave., about a half mile from the ballpark. In recently filed court documents certifying the formal completion of the settlement agreement, StubHub attorney Eric Hochstadt said the parties "are engaged in discussions about the possibility" of the Yankees taking over the location, "contingent on landlord approval." Club attorneys declined to comment, but industry sources said the Yankees are more evaluating their options as opposed to firmly trying to get into the space (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).

EXIT SANDMAN: The Yankees yesterday announced that the team will honor retiring P Mariano Rivera on September 22 at Yankee Stadium, but in N.Y., Mark Feinsand notes the team "revealed no details about the ceremony." The event will take place "before the fourth-to-last home game" of Rivera's career, as the Yankees' final regular-season home game is Sept. 26 (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 8/1).
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