Saturday, November 13, 2004

Season ticket sale to begin Thursday

By Eric Fisher
The Washington Times
November 13, 2004

Major League Baseball's Washington franchise will begin collecting deposits for 2005 season tickets Thursday, ending several weeks of delays in establishing a ticket distribution system.

With no team name in place and the D.C. Council more than two weeks away from ratifying stadium financing, the long-awaited ticketing announcement provides the first visible sign of the club's re-establishment in Washington.

"It's been a long time coming, but things are finally beginning to settle into place," said Kevin Uhlich, a special consultant assisting team president Tony Tavares. "This is a major component of making this relocation happen."

Several key pieces of the ticketing equation, however, are not publicly known. A baseball seating chart for RFK Stadium, where the team will play for three seasons, has not been released. Nor has a detailed price list, though season tickets will average between $24 and $26 a game, coming to about $2,000 for the season, and the cheapest upper-deck seats will be $7 a game. The most expensive seats are being targeted at $45 a game.

But those details will be firmed up and e-mailed by Wednesday to fans who sign up at either www.dcbaseball.com, the official team site, or www.baseballindc.com, the Web site operated by the prospective ownership group led by Fred Malek.

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