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.
The Detroit Tigers are now ranked the second-worst team in the American League, leaving fans unwilling to come out to a game. Nonetheless, the team is trying to boost attendance with various promotions. Currently, the team has a 28-58 record. From 2012 to 2014, during their four-year run of... Read more
The Tampa Bay Rays have been granted permission by Major League Baseball executives to explore the possibility of splitting their future home games between the Tampa region and Montreal, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced Thursday. The proposal, in which the Rays would reportedly play the first half of their... Read more
The Tampa Bay Ray’s attendance is dwindling year after year – and even $5 tickets couldn’t fill their seats. The team attempted to bring in another wave of fans with a $5 ticket flash sale earlier this month. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 5,000 discounted tickets were made... Read more
White Sox fans who purchased tickets to an event in June were sent another email promoting an event in September, but the email list had not been placed in the BBC field, exposing the private email addresses of 200 ticket buyers. Those who had purchased tickets to the “Sox... Read more
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