Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Baseball News

Cost to see a game takes a jump

  • MLB ticket prices are up an average of 5.4 percent, with the Boston Red Sox having the highest average for the ninth straight season. Meanwhile, tickets to see the St. Louis Cardinals in the new Busch Stadium are going to be among the most expensive in the game. Tickets in the major leagues average $22.21, the Team Marketing Report said Monday, up from a revised average of $21.08 last year. The NFL averaged $58.95 last year, the NBA $45.92 this season and the NHL $41.19.

Election Day in Missouri includes big vote in Kansas City...Royals bring out big guns on eve of stadiums vote

  • George Brett, Buck O'Neil and Marcus Allen are just a few of the big names urging Jackson County voters to approve an increased sales tax to pay for improvements to Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium. The sales tax would raise $425 million over 25 years for renovating and refurbishing Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums, which opened in 1972 and '73. An additional $50 million would come from the state. Royals owner David Glass would kick in $25 million, and Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt would put in $100 million. An accompanying use tax would raise an additional $200 million for a rolling roof, which would make both stadiums climate-controlled and assure the city of the 2015 Super Bowl; the NCAA is also dangling the possibility of a Final Four as well. The vote is today.

Also, in Florida, the Marlins are considering moving

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