Originally created 05/29/03

Braves rename cheap seats



ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have decided to name their cheapest seats after the town's most famous tightwad.

The two sections at Turner Field, where 186 seats regularly cost only $1, will be named the Clark Howard Skyline Seats after the consumer advocate and nationally syndicated radio call-in show.

Howard works for WSB-AM in Atlanta and also appears on WSB-TV.

"He loves (the Braves), and he sits up there to watch them," said WSB radio spokesman Michael Dobson, who added that his station was not behind the seat renaming. "They thought it would be a great thing to do for him."

The $1 skyline seats are available on game days only at the ticket window.

The newly renamed seats will be unveiled June 6 when the Braves take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. On that night, the Braves will also sell 4,000 upper deck seats - which normally cost $5 - for only $1.

Tickets for the Pirates game can be purchased in advance or on game day.