TIGERS SET TO TEST MARKET ON SUITE SALES
The Tigers began the public sale of suites for their new stadium set to open in '99. Suites are priced at $75,000- $125,000. The team has sold 50 suites to sponsors and season-ticket holders, leaving 30 available for public lease. Suiteholders can purchase either a four-year plan with a 6% annual price increase or a seven-year plan with a 3% increase per year (Tigers). The Tigers expect to raise $6-8M annually through suite sales (DETROIT NEWS, 1/31).