Posted October 24, 2011 on AP on Fox
The Los Angeles Dodgers are lowering pricing for 96 percent of the seats owned by season-ticket holders in 2012. The team said Monday it will add new benefits for season-ticket holders in seven different sections of the stadium. It says more than 35,000 seats will be available for $20 or less per game for season-ticket holders. The team, beset by financial problems and a bitter divorce for owner Frank McCourt, saw its average attendance fall 18 percent to 36,236 this season and failed to draw 3 million in a non-strike year for the first time since 1992. Among the benefits the team will offer season-ticket holders is the chance to enter the stadium one hour before the general public to watch batting practice and to play catch on the field after select games.

Report: Settlement Where Frank McCourt Sells Dodgers Could be in the Offing

THIS IS BREAKING NEWS.... The end could be coming, but if true, it could be a ways away. According to Bill Shaikin (via Twitter), Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball discussed a settlement by which McCourt would sell the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to Shaikin, the way the deal would be structured, “if Selig agrees to a settlement, McCourt agrees to sell. Terms might be...

MLB Claims McCourt “Looted” $189.16 Million from Dodgers

Setting the stage for what could be Frank McCourt’s last stand to retain the Los Angeles Dodgers next week, MLB informed Judge Kevin Gross that the owner of the club “looted” $189.16 million from the club. A statement by the Dodgers said that the “inflammatory allegations are not supported by the evidence” and that they “look forward to the opportunity to show the truth...

McCourt took nearly $190 million from Dodgers

According to an article by's news service, Major League Baseball claims in a court filing that Dodgers' owner Frank McCourt took nearly $190 million. MLB said that McCourt took $189.16 million from the club broken down as follows: – $73 million in parking lot revenue – $61.16 million to pay personal debts – $55 million for personal distributions “The Dodgers...

MLB: Frank McCourt "Looted" Dodgers

Frank McCourt((ht: by "Looted", they meant he took hundreds of millions of dollars out of the team.Major League Baseball says as a part of their ongoing court battle with Dodgers owner Frank McCourt that he took over $189 million out of the team to use for personal issues.They also claim he's broken at least 10 Major League Baseball rules while owning...

BOB:  The never ending saga of Frank McCourt

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Team Fielding Series: Los Angeles Dodgers

Frank McCourt is bouncing checks left and right. Well, maybe it isn’t that bad, but the Dodgers went through hell this year and managed to come out of it above .500. Yet, that isn’t that remarkable when you consider the fact that they have the favorite for the MVP award and Cy Young award on the same team. So, when you take those two guys out, there is quite a bit...

MLB claims McCourt took $190M from Dodgers

Major League Baseball claims that Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt took nearly $190 million from the team in what a court filing termed "looting."

Report: MLB says Frank McCourt looted $190M from Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Major League Baseball has filed documents in a Delaware bankruptcy court saying Dodgers owner Frank...

Ticket holders have role in Dodgers' bankruptcy

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Dodgers, MLB in court for preliminary hearing

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Bryan Stow beating may be cited as evidence in Dodgers bankruptcy

MLB might point to the beating of Bryan Stow as evidence of inadequate security at Dodger Stadium and general mismanagement by Frank McCourt.Bryan Stow is in a rehabilitation facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, seven months removed from the Dodger Stadium parking lot beating that nearly cost him his life. However, amid the legal and financial fine points of the Dodgers' bankruptcy...

Dodgers Bankruptcy Trial Delayed

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Dodgers Bankruptcy Update

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