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Diamondbacks’ Home to Ban Smoking

April 16, 2002

PHOENIX (AP) _ Two designated smoking areas at Bank One Ballpark will be eliminated Friday after Arizona Diamondbacks fans complained there was too much smoke seeping into the rest of the stadium.

``Like anything else, through time you learn what works and maybe what doesn’t,″ said Russ Amaral, vice president of event services at the ballpark. ``Due to an overwhelming response from fans who were exposed to an extensive amount of smoke coming from these areas, we believed it was necessary to make this change.″

The Diamondbacks were letting fans know about the changes during homes games Tuesday and Wednesday. Come Friday night, the BOB will be smoke-free.

People who leave the stadium to smoke can get their hands stamped for re-admittance.

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