Turtle Power: Costumed fans win Yankees tickets from Oliver

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Posted: Apr 05, 2016 5:15 PM
Turtle Power: Costumed fans win Yankees tickets from Oliver

NEW YORK (AP) — Two fans wore yellow and green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles outfits to Yankee Stadium to answer comedian John Oliver's call to dress like "riff-raff."

Joe Spillo and John Welch of suburban Yorktown Heights sat in the second row of the Legends Suites luxury seats behind home plate Tuesday after winning the tickets for 25 cents each from HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver."

Claiming the Yankees are elitist, Oliver is selling the premium seats to this week's opening three-game series for a quarter to fans who promise to dress like they don't belong there.

After the Yankees announced that fans no longer could print tickets at home, chief operating officer Lonn Trost expressed concern on radio station WFAN in February that someone buying a discounted ticket from a resale service "may be someone who has never sat in a premium location, so that's a frustration to our existing fan base."