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.
In an attempt to boost attendance, the San Francisco Giants plan to reduce season ticket prices next year. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, season ticket holders received an email last week noting that 80 percent of season tickets in 2020 will be offered at a reduced cost. Certain... Read more
With baseball attendance declining, the Oakland Athletics are looking for a way to get younger fans to the stadium. Throughout September, anyone under age 12 can get into the Oakland Coliseum for free. This offer is extended to kids 12-years-old and younger with the purchase of one regularly priced... Read more
The Cleveland Indians are joining a handful of other teams by making the switch to mobile ticketing this year. The team announced the news on Friday, noting that beginning on September 1, fans who enter Progressive Field must use the MLB Ballpark app of StubHub app to scan their... Read more
Baseball fans who had to evacuate due to Hurricane Dorian are able to catch a free game in Atlanta this week. The Atlanta Braves announced that they would invite any hurricane evacuees to the Suntrust Park for free game on September 3 and 5. Complimentary tickets will be available... Read more
The Arizona Cardinals are taking action this season against ticket fraud by giving their season ticket holders electronic cards, rather than hard copies. With digital tickets, fans can sell and transfer tickets through the Cardinal’s app. Representatives for the team told 12 News that this way, they can prevent... Read more
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