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SWB Yankees go with — surprise! Yankees for concessions

The new concessionaire at PNC Field: Legends Hospitality, the firm owned by the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Class AAA; International League) and the Lackawanna County Stadium Authority have settled on Legends Hospitality Management to handle the concessions at PNC Field, replacing a local vendor who ran into financial and management issues.

Not a surprise. The New Jersey-based Legends was formed by the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys to handle concessions at the new Yankee Stadium and the new Cowboys stadium. With the New York Yankees owning part of the SWB Yankees, the handwriting was on the wall for the deal — although it must be noted Mandalay Baseball, the other part owner of the SWB Yankees, did bid out the contract.

Legends will manage the ballpark concessions and the Stadium Club, which has been closed since January after a dispute between the county and the local operator over unpaid rent. The Yankees and the stadium authority went to the point of posting a guard at the ballpark to prevent the unauthorized removal of equipment.

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