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 Chicago Cubs revealed this week that their season ticket price will drop slightly over the next season by an average of 2.5 percent. Individual game prices will increase in several categories, but additional games in lower-priced tiers will bring the overall cost down. Bronze and Silver tiers will... Read more
The Seattle Mariners are bringing a new ticket option to the MLB in 2020 – offering fans the ability to purchase a flexible season ticket membership. This new Flex Membership will give fans the opportunity to pick and choose their game plan throughout the season, picking how many tickets,... Read more
Federal authorities have begun investigating whether a team insider is tied to the sale of some 35,000 Chicago White Sox tickets over a three year span by one individual on StubHub, according to the Chicago Tribune. An overwhelming majority of the tickets sold by Bruce Lee, which generated nearly... Read more
The virtual waiting room strikes again. Fans have been facing difficulties purchasing presale tickets during Ticketmaster’s virtual waiting rooms; fans typically receive a code and wait in a virtual queue, but never make it to checkout. We’ve seen it with Taylor Swift’s Lover Fests presale and Billie Eilish’s presale... Read more
Today’s ALDS game between Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros will include 2,000 more fans than usual. On Friday, the Rays had already sold out the first 33,000 tickets to Monday’s game, the Tampa Bay Times reports, after already re-opening the deck for the postseason to increase capacity from... Read more
For the fifth consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox will increase ticket prices. Team president Sam Kennedy told the Boston Herald that “it’s a goal, not a mandate” to lower the payroll under $208 million while also increasing ticket prices in 2020. He said that ticket the team had... Read more
Major League Baseball just wrapped-up its regular season, but this year, attendance has dropped to the lowest numbers since 2003. According to Sports Business, total attendance this season drew in 68.49 million, which is down 1.7 percent from last year. It is the league’s sixth decline over the last... Read more
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