Sunday, January 08, 2012

Submit A Bid For The Dodgers, And They'll Throw In A Stadium Tour For Free

What? No ginsu knives set?

The New York investment group handling the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers has begun scheduling tours of Dodger Stadium with prospective ownership groups, multiple sources close to the process, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told ESPNLosAngeles.com.

"It's just to allow investors in the groups to walk the Stadium, get a feel for it, and ask questions," one source said.

However, that opportunity is only being offered to groups that the Blackstone Group considers serious at this point.

One group that may become more serious includes Tony Ressler, co-founder of a Los Angeles investment firm controlling over $40 billion in assets, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing anonymous sources. The ownership group that bought the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005 had Ressler as one of their minority investors back then; it is unclear if he still remains an investor.

Also getting involved is longtime chief of Shamrock Holdings Stanley Gold, according to sources cited by the newspaper. Gold and his partner, Roy Disney, were involved in the public push to remove Michael Eisner as CEO of the Walt Disney Co.

Wow, that's a $15 value! Whoo hoo!

(On the flipside, perhaps guests on the Dodger Stadium tours will be offered a free chance to bid on the franchise. Parking lots extra, of course.)

2 comments:

Fernie V said...

We should of saved our money. I could of been GM and I would of given you guys a job somewhere in stadium.

DodgersKings323 said...

The tour is free, they didn't even bother asking us for our tickets.................