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Personal seat licenses, rising ticket prices spell doom

With personal seat licenses and ticket prices soaring, is the era of the average fan over? Jemele Hill

Updated: August 4, 2008, 3:49 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

The goal wasn't to stick it to fans. The goal was to keep politicians and sports team owners from sticking it to fans.

Rick Ohanian, an architect and builder from Columbus, Ohio, honestly believed he was doing something good. There was talk of professional sports coming to Columbus, and while Ohanian was on board with having a professional team in town, he was not in favor of taxpayers' shouldering the financial burden for building a private facility.

So in 1987, he wrote ...

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