LA Dodgers Fans Sinatra’s Seeking Legal Position for Bankruptcy

August 17, 2011

Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy claims have take a turn for the worse as the season-ticket holders, including the singer Frank Sinatra’s three children will seek an official committee to represent their interests in court during the team’s bankruptcy.

The Sinatra’s and the other season ticket-holders who plan to participate in the case will seek to have their legal fees paid by the Dodgers through the appointment of a court-approved committee.

“We feel the season-ticket holders are the true stakeholders in the bankruptcy case and currently have no voice in the case,” Robbin L. Itkin, an attorney for five season ticket holders, said in an e-mail today. Her clients, including the Sinatras, represent “the interests of the public who have supported the Dodgers franchise for years.”

Frank Sinatra Jr., Tina Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra hold eight seats their father bought in 1958 when the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn New York, where the iconic 1950s singer and actor became a fan, family attorney Jeffrey Berkowitz said in an interview.

“They are long-time Dodgers fans,” Berkowitz said. Their seats are behind the first base dugout in the first and second rows, he said. The original chairs where Sinatra sat were preserved and moved to the team offices after the stadium was remodeled, Berkowitz said.

The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy in June after almost two years of falling attendance and a decline in merchandise sales.