MLB

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.

Market Heat Report: The Eagles are Soaring
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
Market Heat Report: New York (Knicks) State of Mind
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
Market Heat Report: Kansas City on Fire
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
Market Heat Report: Down On the Farm (Aid)
Just over a month away in Pennsylvania, Farm Aid makes an appearance in today’s Market Heat Report, coming in at No. 9 in the daily recap of the TicketNetwork marketplace top sellers. The show, which features Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp as well as headliner and spirit animal Willie... Read more
Four teams left fighting for MLB’s World Series
The 2012 MLB World Series winner will be known by November 1 at the latest, but until then four teams remain in the hunt. Championship games for both leagues are currently underway to decide the participants for this year’s World Series. The Detroit Tigers are taking on the New... Read more
MLB winds down with exciting postseason matchups
The 2012 MLB regular season came to a close on the night of Wednesday, October 3, with ten teams still in the running for the coveted World Series trophy. The playoff race has been an exciting one for many teams, with several surprise endings and a historic milestone. In... Read more
MLB wild card cause of attendance boost?
In March of this year, the MLB and its Players’ Association ratified a new playoff format, expanding on the previous postseason format to add an extra wild card in both the American and National leagues. The MLB has been mulling over the playoff expansion for the past two years,... Read more
MLB gearing up for an exciting postseason
With NHL players and NFL referees all currently locked out, at least baseball fans have something familiar to look forward to as MLB teams nationwide hit the home stretch in the fight for the coveted 2012 playoff spots. With the playoffs just over a week away, four of the... Read more
Restructuring offers new look to 2013 MLB season
Major League Baseball released a tentative schedule for the 2013 regular season last week and fans will be in for changes. Most notably, the Houston Astros will be leaving the National League Central for the American League West. After being a part of the National League for the organization’s... Read more
MLB to begin replay expansion testing
Major League Baseball will begin testing an expanded replay system at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in New York during the final month of the season. Two different types of replay systems will be tested out. First, the Hawkeye system which uses cameras during tennis matches to quickly determine... Read more