Major League Baseball was established way back in 1876 and has long been referred to as “America’s Past Time”. As of 2008, MLB consists of 30 franchises across the U.S. and Canada. Over the past several years, the game has continued to grow in popularity as attendance numbers increase almost on a yearly basis. Major markets teams like New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have become billion dollar enterprises, whose ticket have shown to be in high demand. On the secondary ticket market these teams, along with others including the Chicago Cubs, tickets have been most popular.
Currently, the Boston Red Sox carry the highest average ticket price in Major League Baseball, with the Yankees trying to close in. The Yankees are offering tickets that go as high as $2,500 apiece for their new stadium that opens in 2009. With the economy in flux, most teams now have to make adjustments to their ticket prices, many freezing or reducing the overall cost per ticket.
With approximately a 90 minute drive from the northern Chicago core of Cubs fandom to greater Milwaukee, it’s no surprise that Brewers home games have long been a popular destination for fans looking for a chance to catch their team outside of the friendly (and often expensive) “friendly confines”... Read more
In shocking news that you’ll scarcely believe, the Super Bowl topped the chart in terms of sales for the year 2017, dominating the market (and featuring a pretty solid game, unless you’re a Falcons fan). Super Bowl LI – which featured the New England Patriots come-from-behind victory – trounced... Read more
The Dodgers, who this year played in, but did not win, the World Series, evidently see that as reason enough for a price increase. Season ticket holders tell the LA Times that in some sections, seat prices were increased as much as 20-30 percent. Fans got the news with... Read more
Former New York Yankees shortstop and new Miami Marlins co-owner Derek Jeter invited his team’s season ticket holders to a town hall on Tuesday night. The Associated Press reports that he ended up taking a lot of heat from some 200 fans in a 90-minute session that focused mainly on... Read more
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced that they have reached a five-year renewal for StubHub to continue to serve as the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of MLB.com and the 30 Major League Clubs. Terms of the agreement... Read more
After ESPN released the 2017 MLB Attendance Report, several sports news outlets were quick to address the league’s steady decline that slumps off this year with the lowest attendance total since 2003 at 72.67 million. Ten years ago in 2007, the MLB saw an attendance peak at 79.5 million.... Read more
The countdown to the World Series continues and Los Angeles Dodgers fans are still most hopeful about their team’s prospects. TBD Home Games 1, 2 & 3 for a Dodgers’ hosted World Series are Nos. 1, 3 & 18 on today’s chart, showing how willing LA fans are to... Read more
The Eagles, fresh off their Classic East and Classic West performances, are red hot as they tour with Glen Frey’s son Deacon in place of his late father, landing three shows in the Top 5 of today’s Market Heat index, as well as their piece of the Classic Northwest... Read more
The NBA season is upon us – at least in terms of the schedule being out – and the New York Knicks were all over the marketplace on Tuesday, taking six of the top 12 spots in the Market Heat Report for the day. The Spike Lee Favorites had contests... Read more
For those who came of age in the early 2000s, the Kansas City Royals were a bit of a punch line. But that’s no longer the case. KC has taken the MLB marketplace by storm this season, with at least one game in the Market Heat Report every day this... Read more