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Slow Ticket Sales

John Ydstie talks with Wall Street Journal sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about slow sales for sports tickets and how basketball, hockey and baseball teams are trying to respond. The New York Knicks recently ended a 20-year streak of playing before sellout crowds at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for National Hockey League games barely edged up this season and several teams are having difficulty filling their arenas.

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John Ydstie has covered the economy, Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve at NPR for nearly three decades. Over the years, NPR has also employed Ydstie's reporting skills to cover major stories like the aftermath of Sept. 11, Hurricane Katrina, the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He was a lead reporter in NPR's coverage of the global financial crisis and the Great Recession, as well as the network's coverage of President Trump's economic policies. Ydstie has also been a guest host on the NPR news programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. Ydstie stepped back from full-time reporting in late 2018, but plans to continue to contribute to NPR through part-time assignments and work on special projects.
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