Oklahoma City Dodgers cancel Bricktown Ballpark taco festival

The Oklahoma City Dodgers say they are canceling a taco festival that was scheduled for Saturday after learning the promoter is facing complaints in at least five cities and is being investigated by the North Dakota attorney general for alleged deceptions in Fargo. 

AZ Food Festivals, which was charging $11 to $41 for tickets to a taco festival at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, was notified that the Dodgers have halted ticket sales and will be refunding tickets already purchased. 

Complaints ranging from inadequate food, long waits and lack of promised entertainment to poor organization have been reported with Taco and Margarita Festivals in Des Moines, Iowa; Buffalo, N.Y; Pittsburgh and Scranton, Penn. 

Michael Byrnes, president of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, said the promoter paid nothing up front for use of the ballpark but instead agreed to run ticket sales through the Dodgers box office and let the team keep a share of the proceeds.