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Weather Thwarts Baysox; New Stadium Unlikely To Open on Schedule
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Montgomery, David
Date: Mar 3, 1994
Start Page: m.01
Section: WEEKLY - MARYLAND

The Baysox already have sold about 170,000 tickets for the season, including 1,305 season tickets for the 71 scheduled home games, [David Collins] said. That averages out to about 2,400 reserved and general admission seats a game. The stadium will have about 3,000 reserved and 5,000 general admission seats.

The Baysox sold fewer than 60,000 tickets before last season, which the team played in Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Collins said. The 170,000 pre-season ticket sales also beat total ticket sales last year for five of 28 Class AA franchises.

[Michael Earl Arrington] said he was still disappointed that the $7.3 million contract to build the stadium went to Sigal, a non-minority firm based in the District. He also said that he faulted the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission for letting the Baysox owners keep one of the plum contracts: food and souvenir concessions, which are estimated to be worth a total of at least $1 million in gross sales a year.

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