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Yankees Fans Slam Plan To Set Minimum Prices For Ticket Resales

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Yankees fans were set to gather Saturday to protest a reported plan by the team to join with Ticketmaster and set minimum prices on resale tickets.

Under the deal, ticketholders would be forbidden to go under a certain price when trying to resell their tickets for games they cannot or do not wish to attend.

The fans have called the practice “anti-consumer,” and said it could raise the prospect of further declines in attendance next season.

The protest is being launched by the Fan Freedom Project, a nationwide effort to protect ticketholders’ rights. The project says fans own tickets to sporting events once they buy them, and have the right to sell or give away their tickets any way they choose.

The fans were set to protest against the Yankees’ deal with Ticketmaster at noon Saturday at the Yankees Clubhouse Store, 110 E. 59th St.

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