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
After Lengthy Negotiation, Major League Baseball Set for Return to Field
After a lengthy and often acrimonious negotiation process, Major League Baseball has set a plan for its return to the field, with players set to return to training camps on July 1. The season will have its Opening Day on either July 23 or 24 and run for 60... Read more
MLB Attendance Reports Seats Purchased, Not Filled
After ESPN released the 2017 MLB Attendance Report, several sports news outlets were quick to address the league’s steady decline that slumps off this year with the lowest attendance total since 2003 at 72.67 million. Ten years ago in 2007, the MLB saw an attendance peak at 79.5 million.... Read more
Market Heat Report: Boxing Bouts Battle for No. 1
It’s a fight fan’s world this month, apparently. A newly-announced superfight between unbeaten champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC favorite Conor McGregor is No. 1 in the TicketNetwork marketplace, while a title bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin stands strong in the No. 2 spot. Mayweather and Alvarez fought... Read more