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Fan Sues Rangers Ballpark, Concessions After Drunken Fight at Playoff Game



    A Texas Rangers fan, who says he was attacked at a playoff game, has filed a lawsuit against the baseball club.

    Weatherford residents Don Markum and his wife, Evon Markum, filed a lawsuit in Tarrant County on Monday against the Rangers and concessions company Metroplex Sportservice.

    The lawsuit claims the Rangers and Metroplex Sportservice failed to provide security and over served a fellow Rangers fan who allegedly punched Markum during a Rangers playoff game against the Detroit Tigers on Oct. 15, 2011.

    Markum states that during the game he and his wife Evon noticed four drunken, surly fans who became progressively drunk as the game continued. The fans started to fight with a couple seated next to the Markums.

    Don Markum intervened in an attempt to break up the fight, when one of the drunken fans knocked Markum out. Markum says he was kicked out of the ballpark with the drunken fans without being given any medical attention.

    The Markums' are seeking between $200,000 and $1 million from the Rangers and Sportservices for the baseball club’s failure to maintain a secure environment and for concessions workers continually serving visibly intoxicated guests.

    The Rangers received a copy of the suit and have no comment at this time.

    Metroplex Sportservice has not responded to inquiries seeking comment.