THE OLD BAIT AND LIFT AT THE NEW FLEETCENTER?
The invoices filling the mailboxes of the 700 businesses
that signed up for executive and skysuite boxes at the new
FleetCenter are about 15% higher than the "already formidable
rental fees agreed to just a year ago," reports Alex Beam in this
morning's BOSTON GLOBE. New Boston Garden Corp. President Larry
Moulter explains that the Celtics and Bruins "unexpectedly jacked
up" their top ticket prices from $40 to $70 and $60, "which sent
the skybox prices skyrocketing." Moulter: "The concept of an
increase was never unknown to these people but the specifics
certainly came as a surprise" (BOSTON GLOBE, 7/28).