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.
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
With attendance down by over 6 percent from last year, teams are scrambling to figure out ways to put fans in seats. With that in mind, a lot of eyes are on Oakland, as the Athletics roll out their “A’s Access” membership program, a system designed to replace the... Read more
Long known as one of the primary players in the sporting memorabilia world, Steiner Sports has begun to branch out into a new space – premium events allowing fans opportunities to directly interact with their sporting heroes at its New York headquarters. While the idea of an athlete signing... Read more
As spring approaches, tickets to upcoming football and baseball games took the top spots on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The game between the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys this September took the No. 1 spot on the best-sellers, followed by Los... Read more
Baseball took the No. 1 spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list for a game between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays this June, according to sales data from Ticket Club. With baseball in full-swing, many games are underway; some of today’s games include the Cardinals v. Cubs, Red... Read more
On Sunday, June 10, the Oakland Athletics are offering free game tickets to individuals who were affected by the deadly Northern California wildfires in 2017. Last year, the California wildfire season was the most destructive in the state’s history. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection,... Read more