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: Storm Topples Large Tree Onto Car In Queens, Residents Anxious To Avoid Repeat Of Ida
The fans have called the practice “anti-consumer,” and said it could raise the prospect of further declines in attendance next season.READ MORE: Candidate Conversations: Eric Adams
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: New York Weather: CBS2's 10/26 Tuesday Afternoon Forecast
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