San Francisco Giants block Oakland A’s from San Jose
The Oakland Athletics have been residents of The Coliseum (now reffered to as O.co Coliseum) since 1968 , when they relocated from Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium. Since moving the A’s have won 4 World Series, 6 AL Pennants, and 14 West Division Titles. The Athletics’ time in Oakland may... Read more
StubHub launches mobile ticketing with San Francisco Giants
Secondary ticket marketplace StubHub has rolled out a new mobile ticketing app for iPhones and Android devices that will allow fans to have their cell phones scanned at the gate in order to gain entry. The first team to utilize the technology is the San Francisco Giants, which will... Read more
San Francisco Giants tickets a hot commodity following team’s World Series victory
The San Francisco Giants created plenty of headlines following the 2008 season, when the Giants, fresh off their fourth straight losing season, introduced “dynamic pricing” — i.e. prices that change by the day depending on supply and demand and other factors — to some locations at AT&T Park. A... Read more
Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants World Series tickets topped the week’s events rankings
Last week’s start to the World Series kept baseball at the top of TicketNews’ Events rankings for the third week in a row. At number one this week were Texas Rangers tickets for the “Fall Classic”, dominating the list with a power score of 13.74. Tickets for the San... Read more
Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants World Series creates ticket frenzy in both markets
Turns out everything really is bigger in Texas. The World Series is finally coming to the Dallas area after a 38-year wait and the demand for tickets is, quite literally, overwhelming TexasTickets.com and its president, Scott Baima. “So big I don’t even have time to talk,” Baima told TicketNews... Read more
Dynamic pricing pays off for San Francisco Giants tickets
The final weekend of the Major League Baseball season turned out to be more stressful than expected for San Francisco Giants players and their fans. But the unexpected suspense made it a perfect and quite profitable one for Giants ownership. The Giants employ a dynamic ticket pricing system in... Read more
San Francisco Giants, Qcue enjoying the successes of dynamic pricing
Entering the 2009 Major League Baseball season, there were concerns among teams that attendance could suffer in the face of the poor economy. Teams attempted to keep their stadiums full by reducing or freezing ticket prices at 2008 levels, but still ticket sales across the league have seen a... Read more
San Francisco Giants tickets are being sold using a dynamic pricing model
In San Francisco, a ticketing experiment is underway with the hometown Giants baseball team that could mark the future of how teams and artists begin to approach pricing. The Giants have rolled out a dynamic pricing program – day by day ticket-pricing adjustments, up and down – for a... Read more
San Francisco Giants to introduce dynamic pricing for some 2009 tickets
Looking to capitalize on the game day demand, or lack thereof, for some tickets, baseball’s San Francisco Giants will reportedly launch a dynamic pricing initiative next season where they set walk-up ticket prices on the fly. The plan would allow the team to change the price of a ticket,... Read more
By Carol-Ann Rudy Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has the dubious distinction of being the first Major League Baseball player to be indicted in the steroid-use scandal. Bonds—Baseball’s Home Run King as of Aug. 8—was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice on Thursday, while... Read more