Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick asked fans to remove their Los Angeles Dodgers gear while occupying a high-profile suite behind home plate at Chase Field, saying it violated ballpark guidelines.
No, we’ve never heard of an MLB team prohibiting fans from wearing their team colors after spending thousands of dollars for seats. But the Diamondbacks front office says it has an explicit policy forbidding the practice.
The fans agreed, changing into Diamondbacks merchandise provided by the team, Diamondbacks spokesman Josh Rawitch said, adding that the fans would have been refunded had they chose to be relocated.
Rawitch said that because of the high visibility of the seats, the team has a policy forbidding fans from wearing opposing team’s gear before they purchase the suite, which ranges in price from $3,250 to $3,500 depending on the night.
“We don’t tell them they can’t cheer for the other team,” Rawitch said. “We just ask them to adhere to the policy that we give them when we sell them the tickets.”
It doesn’t sound like anyone was offended or registered a complaint.
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