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Flyers season ticket-holder sues over Winter Classic ticket policy; team calls suit frivolous

The New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers line up for the national anthem and fly over before the NHL Winter Classic hockey game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. Lawyers representing a group of Philadelphia Flyers season ticket-holders have sued the team's owner over its policy for tickets to the outdoor Winter Classic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mel Evans

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The New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers line up for the national anthem and fly over before the NHL Winter Classic hockey game, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. Lawyers representing a group of Philadelphia Flyers season ticket-holders have sued the team's owner over its policy for tickets to the outdoor Winter Classic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Mel Evans

TRENTON, N.J. - Lawyers for a Philadelphia Flyers season ticket-holder have sued the team's owner over its policy for tickets to the outdoor Winter Classic. The team calls the lawsuit frivolous.

Jenkintown, Pa.-based Stern&Eisenberg filed the suit against Comcast-Spectacor in New Jersey's Mercer County Superior Court on Friday. The lawsuit says team owners breached the contract by forcing season ticket-holders to purchase tickets to the Jan. 2 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park separately and at a higher price.

The suit says fans who bought a 44-game season ticket package for 2011-2012 got only 43 tickets. The plaintiff says those who bought season tickets were told they would have to purchase Winter Classic tickets separately.

Attorney Evan Barenbaum calls the policy "illogical and unfair" and says thousands of ticket-holders could be affected. Comcast-Spectacor calls the suit frivolous and says it will "vigorously defend" itself.

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