City Paper is not for tourists
Last week was historically bad for Dan Snyder’s two big businesses, the Redskins and Six Flags.
His football team’s fan base revolted over the treatment of Gregg Williams and the alleged near-hiring of retread Jim Fassel. And last Tuesday, a share of Six Flags stock (SIX) was going for $1.46, its lowest level ever.
This week’s been much better for both enterprises. Skins fans are calming down, having resigned to a non-Williams future, and are so beaten down by the early stages of the coach-hiring process that Steve Mariucci looks good to them.
Things are looking better at the amusement chain, too. The stock has rallied in recent days, and during today’s (Thursday’s) trading was sitting at around $1.90.
Apparently somebody on Wall Street thinks that at least a few folks will spend their stimulus package checks on roller coasters and $12 slices of pizza.
Meanwhile, more evidence that the influence of Snyder’s parking schemes has widened. The Connecticut Defenders, a minor league baseball team that plays in Norwich, Conn., announced recently that fans will be charged $2 per car to park beginning this season.
Previously, the team allowed attendees to park for free at home games at Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium.
The charging proposal sparked a Fassel-esque uproar among the team’s followers. But Defenders General Manager Charlie Dowd, the Vinny Cerrato of the franchise, defended the new fee, telling the local paper, The Day of New London, that the nearby “Six Flags amusement park charges $20 per vehicle for parking.”
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