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Not to rain on the new ballfield's parade, but an article that appeared Sunday in the Memphis Commercial Appeal notes the empty seats at the AutoZone ballpark in 2005, despite Redbird ticket sales. The bottom line: An estimated $1 million in lost concession and souvenir revenue. From the story:

For a franchise paying off the bonds on an $80 million stadium -- a franchise with perpetually tight finances -- the loss was crucial.

 


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