TickPick Hires MLB Vet as VP of Data and Analytics
TickPick has announced that it has hired Matt Horton as vice president of data and analytics, bringing in the longtime Major League Baseball staffer to its New York-based ticket resale marketplace. Prior to this move, Horton spent over 14 years with the league’s central office, most recently serving as... Read more
MLB Vaccinate at the Plate Offers Tickets, Incentives to Fans in June
Major League Baseball announced that its 30 clubs would be offering incentives to unvaccinated fans as part of a June program called “MLB Vaccinate At The Plate.” Details for many teams have already been released, but others are pending as the month enters its second week. The drive is... Read more
Georgia Businesses Sue MLB Over Relocation of All-Star Game
Major League Baseball was sued earlier this week over the relocation of the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Colorado, with the plaitiffs pursuing a $1.1 billion judgement. The Job Creators Network, a conservative group, brought the lawsuit, naming MLB and the MLB Players Association over their decision to move... Read more
MLB Franchises Suing Insurers Over Lost Ticketing Revenue
Major League Baseball and all 30 of its franchises have filed a lawsuit against their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses due to pandemic-related bans on fans attending games. The lawsuit was filed in October in California Superior Court in Alameda County, California. It was initially reported... Read more
MLB Confirms Fans for NLCS, World Series: Tickets On Sale Thursday
There will be fans in the stands for at least part of the Major League Baseball postseason. MLB announced that a limited number of tickets would be available for fans at Arlington’s Globe Life Field, which is hosting the National League Championship Series and World Series. Commissioner Rob Manfred... Read more
StubHub, Ticketmaster Prevail in MLB Ticket Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed shortly after the coronavirus pandemic brought Major League Baseball’s upcoming season (and all other sports) to a sudden halt fizzled out this week, as a judge dismissed StubHub and Ticketmaster from the lawsuit, with MLB expected to see similar results on its dismissal requests soon. U.S.... Read more
MLB 2020 Playoffs, World Series to Use “Bubble” Format
Arlington, Texas will host World Series games in its inaugural season – whether or not the Rangers make it that far. Major League Baseball announced a uniquely structured postseason plan for the shortened 2020 season, taking a bubble format of sorts to ensure minimal exposure to the coronavirus down... Read more
MLB 2021 Schedule Announced, All 30 Clubs Set to Open on April 1
As teams prepare for the shortened 2020 season, Major League Baseball announced its 2021 schedule on Thursday, with every club set to open play on April 1. Assuming plans are able to be honored, April 1, 2021 would be the first time since 1968 that sees every franchise begin... Read more
Major League Baseball Announces Full 60-Game 2020 Schedules
With just over two weeks of preparation remaining, Major League Baseball announced the full schedule for its shortened 2020 season, which will open with games in Washington and Los Angeles on Thursday, July 23 and feature each team playing a 60 game schedule. The defending World Series champion Washington... Read more
MLB, Ticketmaster Ask Court to Pause Discovery in COVID-19 Refund Lawsuit
Major League Baseball and all of its teams joined its ticketing partners including Ticketmaster and StubHub in asking the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to put discovery on hold in a class action lawsuit over refunds related to games cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit, filed... Read more