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.
While tickets to the MLB All Star Game aren’t on sale to the general public yet, Cleveland Indians season ticket holders are already hoping to cash in their tickets. According to Fox Cleveland, the Indians were given 21,000 of the 35,000 total ticket allotment for July’s Midsummer Classic, yet... Read more
A 22-12 start to the 2019 season hasn’t shielded the Minnesota Twins from serious attendance woes. The team, which has averaged just 16,843 fans in its 16 home games thus far (23rd out of 30 MLB franchises), is responding with a “flash sale” of $5 seats for select areas... Read more
Chicago Cubs die-hard fans are feeling left out after they were unable to renew their longtime seats due to the team’s new private Catalina Club – a premium suit on the upper deck. Catalina Club members now sit in section 400 upper-deck seats behind home plate. Members are able... Read more
Baseball fans in Texas are griping after Thursday’s opening day at Globe Life Park saw major entry delays, causing the stadium to appear empty – despite an announced sellout – until well after the first pitch. EDIT: Apparently the delays stretched far beyond Texas. Deadspin.com has a roundup on... Read more
The New York Mets are trying to appeal to last-minute fans with a Netflix-style subscription deal that allows fans to buy standing-room tickets to regular season home games for $39 a month. The subscription is app-based, and any fans with an iPhone or Android can sign up. After signing... Read more
Third baseman Manny Machado has helped The San Diego Padres garner nearly $3 million in additional revenue since he agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract last month, ESPN reports. Erik Greupner, the team’s president of business operations, told ESPN that although he could not provide the specifics on... Read more
After Bryce Harper announced he would be joining the Philadelphia Phillies this season, ticket sales soared to new heights, breaking a record for the team. The Phillies gave Harper a 13-year contract last week, which is the largest deal in baseball history, rounding out at $330 million. According to John... Read more
The Detroit Tigers have officially switched to using a mobile-only ticketing system for the 2019 season. Baseball fans will no longer be able to enter Comerica Park with paper tickets this year. Instead, they’ll have to show tickets on the Major League Baseball Ballpark app. A video on the... Read more
The World Series took over yesterday’s best-selling events list, stealing seven spots out of the day’s 20 top-sellers, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Today, the Boston Red Sox while face the Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston’s Fenway Park, followed by multiple games through next week. Kansas City... Read more
At an emotional press conference on Thursday, David Wright and the New York Mets announced that he would be returning from a two and a half year absence to start at third base on September 29 against the Miami Marlins – and that it would likely be the final... Read more