SBJ/March 31 - April 6, 2003/Special Report

2003 Major League Baseball franchise directory

Anaheim Angels

Owner: Walt Disney Co.

Stadium/capacity (year built): Edison International Field of Anaheim/45,030 (1966, with extensive renovations in 1998)

No. of club seats (prices): 5,075 ($30-$75 per game)*

No. of suites (prices): 78 ($57,000-$189,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN West (49), KCAL (42)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KSPN-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 19,400

Marketing slogan: The Halos Are Back ... For More!


Arizona Diamondbacks

Owner: AZDB LP (general partners: Jerry Colangelo and Eddie Lynch)

Stadium/capacity (year built): Bank One Ballpark/49,033 (1998)

No. of club seats (prices): 2,674 total: 1,098 Clubhouse ($78 per game), 352 Dugout ($61), 1,224 Field box ($49)

No. of suites (prices): 76 total: 70 luxury ($1,200-$2,300 per game), 6 party ($2,300-$3,600); MasterCard Pool Pavilion ($5,500)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Arizona (60), KTVK (75)

Radio partners (no. of broadcasts): KTAR-AM (155), KMVP-AM (7)

Projected number of season tickets: 22,000

Marketing slogan: Is It A Part Of You?


Atlanta Braves

Owner: AOL Time Warner

Stadium/capacity (year built): Turner Field/50,096 (1997)

No. of club seats (prices): 5,580 total: 2,692 Lexus ($32-$35 per game), 2,888 Lexus Pavilion ($27-$30)*

No. of suites (prices): 58 total: 55 private ($2,200-$6,000 per game), 3 party ($5,400-$6,000)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN South (25), Turner South (34), WTBS (90)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WSB-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: Take Me Out To The Ballgame


Baltimore Orioles

Owner: A group led by Peter G. Angelos

Stadium/capacity (year built): Oriole Park at Camden Yards/48,190 (1992)

No. of club seats (prices): 5,120 ($25-$45 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 72 ($90,000-$250,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): Comcast SportsNet (88), WNUV (31), WJZ (25)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WBAL-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 18,000

Marketing slogan: None


Boston Red Sox

Owner: A group led by John Henry

Stadium/capacity (year built): Fenway Park/36,342 (1912)

No. of club seats (prices): 606 ($15,000-$50,000 per season)

No. of suites (prices): 53 ($36,000-$300,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): New England Sports Network (123), WSBK (24), WFXT (9), WBZ (4)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WEEI-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 17,000

Marketing slogan: None


Chicago Cubs

Owner: Tribune Co.

Stadium/capacity (year built): Wrigley Field/39,241 (1914)

No. of club seats (prices): 3,498 total: 2,543 Infield ($18-$45), 955 Outfield ($16-$40)*

No. of suites (prices): 65 total: 54 corporate ($70,000-$100,000 per season), 11 mezzanine: 5 regular ($1,800-$2,600 per game), 3 double-play ($2,800-$4,600), 2 super ($4,800-$6,200), 1 grand-slam ($6,100-$8,200)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Chicago (74), WGN (69), WCIU (7)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WGN-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 14,000

Marketing slogan: None


Chicago White Sox

Owner: A group led by Jerry Reinsdorf

Stadium/capacity (year built): U.S. Cellular Field/47,098 (1991)

No. of club seats (prices): 1,833 ($40 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 102 ($75,000-$105,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Chicago (102), WGN (29), WCIU (25)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WMVP-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 11,000

Marketing slogan: None


Cincinnati Reds

Owner: A group led by Carl Lindner, William Reik and George Strike

Stadium/capacity (year built): Great American Ball Park/42,263 (2003)

No. of club seats (prices): 3,380 total: 322 Diamond ($175 per game), 354 Scout ($60), 699 Lower Club ($50), 334 Club Home ($50), 1,671 Club Seating ($42)

No. of suites (prices): 138 total: 77 party, 49 regular, 3 group, 8 Founder, 1 owner (DND)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Ohio (100)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WLW-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: Reds Baseball at Great American Ball Park — You Gotta See It For Yourself!


Cleveland Indians

Owner: Larry Dolan

Stadium/capacity (year built): Jacobs Field/43,389 (1994)

No. of club seats (prices): 2,064 ($35 per game plus seat license fee)

No. of suites (prices): 136 total: 133 executive and 3 party ($34,020-$133,000 per season plus seat license fee)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Ohio (150), WJW (7)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WTAM-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: None


Colorado Rockies

Owner: A group led by Jerry D. McMorris

Stadium/capacity (year built): Coors Field/50,449 (1995)

No. of club seats (prices): 4,440 total: Infield ($41-$43 per game), Outfield ($39-$41)*

No. of suites (prices): 64 total: 52 corporate ($1,000-$2,500 per game), 12 party ($43-$53)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Rocky Mountain (125), KTVD-UPN (75)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KOA-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: Painting the Game Purple


Detroit Tigers

Owner: Michael Ilitch

Stadium/capacity (year built): Comerica Park/40,120 (2000)

No. of club seats (prices): 2,155 ($60 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 102 total: 90 corporate ($80,000-$150,000 per season), 12 party (DND)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Detroit (100), WKBD (40)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WXYT-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: We Come To Play


Florida Marlins

Owner: Jeffrey Loria

Stadium/capacity (year built): Pro Player Stadium/36,331 (1987)

No. of club seats (prices): 6,162 ($24-$32 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 183 ($30,000-$100,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Florida (95), WPXM (55)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WQAM-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: Get Back In The Game


Houston Astros

Owner: Drayton McLane Jr.

Stadium/capacity (year built): Minute Maid Park/40,950 (2000)

No. of club seats (prices): 4,853 total: 2,677 Tier I ($39 per game), 2,176 Tier II ($33 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 63 ($78,000-$110,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Southwest (87), KNWS (50)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KTRH-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 16,000

Marketing slogan: Root For The Good Guys


Kansas City Royals

Owner: David Glass

Stadium/capacity (year built): Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium/40,785 (1973)

No. of club seats (prices): 2,733 total: 188 Crown ($140 per game), 2,545 Club Box ($22)

No. of suites (prices): 19 ($75,000-$100,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): Royals Television Network (100), KMCI (14)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KMBZ-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 8,700

Marketing slogan: Kansas City Royals: Your Hometown Team


Los Angeles Dodgers

Owner: Fox Entertainment Group

Stadium/capacity (year built): Dodger Stadium/56,000 (1962)

No. of club seats (prices): 600 ($225 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 35 ($200,000-$300,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN West 2 (80), KCOP (50)

Radio partners (no. of broadcasts): KFWB-AM (162), KWKW-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 20,000

Marketing slogan: See You At The Game


Milwaukee Brewers

Owner: A limited partnership that includes Bud Selig, whose shares are held in a blind trust

Stadium/capacity (year built): Miller Park/41,900 (2001)

No. of club seats (prices): 3,300 total: Field Diamond ($75 per game), Club infield ($35), Club outfield ($26)

No. of suites (prices): 72 total: 66 private ($75,000-$100,000 per season), 6 party ($2,800-$3,800 per game)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN North (80), WCGV (50), WISN (12), W63CU (13)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WTMJ-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: It's Coming Together


Minnesota Twins

Owner: Carl Pohlad

Stadium/capacity (year built): Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome/48,678 (1982)

No. of club seats: None

No. of suites (price): 2^ ($2,000 per game)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN North (105), KSTC (25)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WCCO-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 8,000

Marketing slogan: Gotta See 'em!


Montreal Expos

Owner: Baseball Expos LP (a partnership of the other 29 MLB teams)

Stadium/capacity (year built): Olympic Stadium/46,338 (1976)

No. of club seats (price): 151 ($3,726 per season)

No. of suites (prices): 32 ($35,000-$50,000 per season)

Local TV partners: None

Radio partners (no. of broadcasts): CKAC-AM (100), CJMS-AM (48)

Projected number of season tickets: 3,000

Marketing slogan: Come See The Expos For All The Right Reasons


New York Mets

Owner: Fred Wilpon

Stadium/capacity (year built): Shea Stadium/57,378 (1964)

No. of club seats (prices): 4,327 ($5,148-$16,370 per season)

No. of suites (prices): 45 ($150,000-$340,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN New York (50), MSG Network (50), WPIX (50)

Radio partners (no. of broadcasts): WFAN-AM (162), WADO-AM (100)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: Experience It!


New York Yankees

Owner: George Steinbrenner III

Stadium/capacity (year built): Yankee Stadium/57,478 (1923)

No. of club seats (prices): 8,000 total: Field level ($72 per game), Main level ($58)

No. of suites (price): 34 ($330,000 per season)

Local TV partner (no. of broadcasts): YES Network (128)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WCBS-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: 100th Anniversary


Oakland Athletics

Owners: Kenneth Hofmann and Steve Schott

Stadium/capacity (year built): Network Associates Coliseum/43,662 (1966)

No. of club seats (prices): 300 ($60-$150 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 87 ($650-$1,100 per game)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Bay Area (60), KICU(50)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KFRC-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: You're In Baseball Country, Now


Philadelphia Phillies

Owner: A group led by David Montgomery

Stadium/capacity (year built): Veterans Stadium/61,831 (1971)

No. of club seats: None

No. of suites (prices): 52 ($12,000-$73,500 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): Comcast SportsNet (106), WPSG (44), CN8 (3), KYW (1)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): WPEN-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 14,500

Marketing slogan: Look Back, Look Ahead, Look Now


Pittsburgh Pirates

Owner: Pittsburgh Pirates Acquisition Inc., a group headed by Kevin McClatchy

Stadium/capacity (year built): PNC Park/38,487 (2001)

No. of club seats (prices): 2,897 total: 398 Home Plate Club ($110-$160 per game), 2,499 Pittsburgh Baseball Club ($30-$35)

No. of suites (prices): 72 total: 65 permanent ($67,000-$189,000 per season), 7 party (prices: DND)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Pittsburgh (105)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KDKA-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: Come See Us Play


San Diego Padres

Owner: John Moores

Stadium/capacity (year built): Qualcomm Stadium/63,300 (1967)

No. of club seats (prices): 3,826 total: 2,138 Club infield ($28 per game), 1,688 Club outfield ($24)

No. of suites: 0^^

Local TV partner (no. of broadcasts): Cox Channel 4 Padres (140)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KOGO-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 8,000

Marketing slogan: Taking You There


San Francisco Giants

Owner: A group led by Peter A. Magowan

Stadium/capacity (year built): Pacific Bell Park/41,503 (2000)

No. of club seats (prices): 8,000 (DND)

No. of suites (prices): 67 ($65,000-$120,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Bay Area (90), KTVU (45)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KNBR-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 28,000

Marketing slogan: Bring It Home


Seattle Mariners

Owner: A group of Nintento executives led by Hiroshi Yamauchi, who owns 60 percent of the team

Stadium/capacity (year built): Safeco Field/47,447 (1999)

No. of club seats (prices): 4,677 ($32-$38 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 77 total: 69 private ($2,400-$4,200 per game), 8 group ($4,000)

Local TV partner (no. of broadcasts): FSN Northwest (140)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KOMO-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: Viva La Mojo


St. Louis Cardinals

Owner: A group led by Andrew Baur and William DeWitt Jr.

Stadium/capacity (year built): Busch Stadium/50,354 (1966)

No. of club seats (prices): 274 ($155 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 65 ($79,000-$205,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Midwest (89), KPLR (45)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): KMOX-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 19,300

Marketing slogan: None


Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Owner: A group led by Vincent J. Naimoli

Stadium/capacity (year built): Tropicana Field/43,761 (1990)

No. of club seats (prices): 2,776 ($25-$40 per game)*

No. of suites (prices): 65 ($25,000-$130,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): WXPX (75), FSN Florida (65)

Radio partners (no. of broadcasts): WFLA-AM (145), WDAE-AM (17)

Projected number of season tickets: DND

Marketing slogan: It's A Whole New Ballgame


Texas Rangers

Owner: Thomas O. Hicks

Stadium/capacity (year built): The Ballpark in Arlington/49,155 (1994)

No. of club seats (prices): 2,710 ($40 per game)

No. of suites (prices): 120 total: 48 lower and 72 upper ($1,075-$6,000 per game)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): FSN Southwest (80), KDFI (65), KDFW (10)

Radio affiliate (no. of broadcasts): KRLD-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 9,000

Marketing slogan: Welcome Home — Your Home For Baseball


Toronto Blue Jays

Owner: Rogers Communications (majority share)

Stadium/capacity (year built): SkyDome/56,426 (1989)

No. of club seats (prices): 5,603 total: 2,616 Club Infield ($33.13-$37.86 per game); 2,987 Club Baseline ($19.61-$28.39)*

No. of suites (prices): 150 ($37,000-$120,000 per season)

Local TV partners (no. of broadcasts): Rogers SportsNet (120), TSN (25)

Radio partner (no. of broadcasts): CJCL-AM (162)

Projected number of season tickets: 8,000

Marketing slogan: Baseball North — It's a Different Kind of Game Up Here


Notes: Information provided as available at press time. All prices listed are in U.S. dollars. Pricing information for club seats and suites represents the cost of these seats for the period of time listed with that price. Some teams' premium seats are available for sale for periods of time in addition to those listed here.

DND: Did not disclose
* Price range includes adjustments made by the club for variable-pricing plans in the 2003 season.
^ There are 100 suites in the Metrodome, but the Twins control the sale of only two. The Minnesota Vikings control sales for the other 98.
^^ The San Diego Chargers control sales of all 79 suites in Qualcomm Stadium.

Source: MLB clubs, Association of Luxury Suite Directors

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