LE BASEBALL: EXPOS HOPING FOR STRONG SEASON TICKET SALES
Expos President Claude Brochu said baseball is entering a
new era and he hopes that will translate into better ticket sales
for the team, according to the Toronto GLOBE & MAIL. Brochu: "We
know we're going to play in '96, so it should be favorable from a
season-ticket base and from a group-sales base. With the way the
season ended with a good World Series and good playoffs, and the
fact we have a new television deal, it makes things much more
positive." He also says there is a "new baseball" resulting from
the strike and there will be a much more reasonable approach to
clubs spending money for "years, years and years to come."
Brochu said the Expos are in the process of renegotiating their
lease at Olympic Stadium as the team still does not get any
revenue from parking or corporate suites (Danny Gallagher,
Toronto GLOBE & MAIL, 11/16).