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.READ MORE: Former Aide Accusing Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment Says She Believes Governor Was Propositioning Her For Sex
The fans have called the practice “anti-consumer,” and said it could raise the prospect of further declines in attendance next season.READ MORE: Gov. Lamont Lifts Most COVID Capacity Limits In Connecticut, But Maintains Mask Mandate
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.MORE NEWS: 'Isolation Kills, Too': New Jersey Families Beg Governor To Loosen Long-Term Care Facility Visitation Restrictions
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