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 most of Major League Baseball has returned to some level of ‘normal’ in the wake of reduced attendance restrictions, it has been more than 600 days since the Toronto Blue Jays have hosted a true home game. That changes later this month, with the team scheduled to play... Read more
Concerns are high regarding a potential MLB All-Star Game COVID-19 outbreak, following the sudden postponement of Thursday’s Red Sox-Yankees game in New York. Right fielder Aaron Judge, who started in Tuesday’s midsummer classic for the American League, is one of three Yankees players currently going through COVID protocols, along... Read more
Major League Baseball announced that its 30 clubs would be offering incentives to unvaccinated fans as part of a June program called “MLB Vaccinate At The Plate.” Details for many teams have already been released, but others are pending as the month enters its second week. The drive is... Read more
Major League Baseball was sued earlier this week over the relocation of the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Colorado, with the plaitiffs pursuing a $1.1 billion judgement. The Job Creators Network, a conservative group, brought the lawsuit, naming MLB and the MLB Players Association over their decision to move... Read more
Baseball is back, and so are fans – particularly in Texas. The Rangers opened their doors this week to a crowd of 38,232, not including numerous tickets gifted to health care workers – making the game sellout. The game is believed to be the highest attendance event since the... Read more
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey lifted restrictions on businesses and events in the state, effectively paving the way for live events to return at the discretion of event operators and venues. The Republican announced the changes Thursday, alongside a new rule prohibiting local authorities from enforcing mask mandates outside of... Read more
Major League Baseball and all 30 of its franchises have filed a lawsuit against their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses due to pandemic-related bans on fans attending games. The lawsuit was filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, California. It was initially reported... Read more
TicketSmarter announced a new partnership with MLB Players, Inc. on Friday. The partnership will allow the ticket resale website to use active MLB players in its promotions and create VIP experiences for its clients. The deal between the Kansas-based TicketSmarter and MLB Players, Inc. will also include a portion... Read more
Dodgers Fans who can’t make the trek to see the National League Championship Series (NLCS) in person can still enjoy a communal experience, as the team is hosting a viewing party in the parking lots outside of Dodger Stadium. The best-of-seven series takes place at neutral Globe Live Stadium... Read more
A consumer lawsuit filed against Major League Baseball and its teams has been largely disposed of by the court, with a California federal judge dismissing charges against the league and two teams based in the state this week. The proposed class action featured fan complaints about no refunds being... Read more