Marlins Threaten to Sue Season-Ticket Holders

UPDATE: Jan Leon will appear on the David Baumann Show Thursday morning.

First the Marlins alienated every taxpayer in Miami with their stadium deal. Then they pissed off every casual fan with a mass offseason firesale. Now the team is burning bridges with the only true-blue Fish fanatics left — longtime season-ticket holders.

That’s how Jan and Bill Leon are feeling, at least. The couple has paid tens of thousands for front-row season tickets since 1998. But last year, after the team installed an obtrusive billboard that blocks their view and dangerously obscures ground balls, the Leons asked to move into a different section. Their reward? A lawsuit threat.

Update: The Marlins say that they’ve offered the Leons “numerous opportunities” to change seats, but say they can’t do anything about the advertising sign. Click through for the team’s full statement.

“They’ve pooped on fans’ feelings for years,” Jan Leon says. “These seats are not what we paid for.”

Leon Letter

Source: Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times