THE BOSS SAYS SLOW TICKET SALES FOR YANKS ARE DUE TO STADIUM
George Steinbrenner blamed slow ticket sales on Yankee
Stadium, reaffirming that "baseball economics will force the
Yankees to move out of their permanent home before long." Citing
the fact that the Orioles have already sold close to 3 million
tickets while his team has only sold 890,000, Steinbrenner said
"for the Yankees to continue to be leaders in the pursuit of free
agents, they will have to move out of Yankee Stadium."
Steinbrenner: "It's the stadium. Look what's happening in
Cleveland, too. Texas, Chicago. They've got a great thing going
in Denver." Steinbrenner will meet with NY state officials
"soon" to discuss possible sites for a new stadium (Tom Keegan,
N.Y. POST, 4/24).