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.

Oakland A’s COO Leaves Team, Forms Ticketing Company
The Oakland Athletics’ chief operating officer, Chris Giles, has left the team and started a new venture – forming his own ticket company. The A’s announced that Giles would be departing the team, with team president Dave Kaval noting in a statement that the team would like to “thank... Read more
Professional Sports Are Pricing Out Middle Class Fans
Planning on bringing your family to a major league sports game for an affordable price? Think again. According to a recently published article in the Los Angeles Times, $100 will not be enough to bring a family of four to a professional sports game due to the current ticket... Read more
Report: NFL Attendance Hits 15-Year Low This Season
As the NFL becomes more and more popular on TV, less people are actually heading out to see games in-person, causing the lowest attendance throughout the league in 15 years. According to David Broughton and Andrew Levin of Sports Business Daily, the NFL averaged 66,648 attendees at home games... Read more
Hamilton, Elton John and Astros-Nationals Headline StubHub Year in Sales
World Series, Hamilton and Elton John Lead Lists That Highlight Top-Selling U.S. Events Across Sports, Music and Theatre SAN FRANCISCO – December 10, 2019 – StubHub, the world’s most trusted ticket marketplace, today released its fifth annual Year in Live Experiences report, highlighting the best-selling events of the year.... Read more
Yankees Partner with Broadway Inbound to Stop Ticket Sales Skid
The MLB’s highly-acclaimed New York Yankees announced a partnership with the ticket provider Broadway Inbound this week in an attempt to grow their presence in the world of travel agents and tourism. Now, home game tickets will be available through the Shubert Organization-owned company Broadway Inbound, which works with... Read more
Cubs Season Ticket Prices Dropping Slightly In 2020
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
Mariners Reveal Flexible Season Ticket Membership
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
Feds Investigating Potential White Sox Insider Resale Scheme
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
Nationals Fans Struggle To Buy World Series Presale Tickets
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
Rays Increase Capacity To Meet High Demand For Playoff Game
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