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
MLB Teams Lead Tickets On Sale Wednesday
The MLB is already preparing for the start of their season, as some teams are releasing tickets on presale Wednesday. Tickets to Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies games will all go on presale tomorrow. The Orioles had a lackluster season, taking the last spot in the AL... Read more
Baseball and Broadway Bolster Weekend Onsales
Like millions of Americans’ stomachs, the entertainment market is stuffed post-Thanksgiving. There are plenty of events with tickets going on sale throughout the weekend and into early December, most notably a plethora of Broadway productions and spring MLB baseball. Theatrical shows inundate both presale and general sale listings, beginning... 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
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
Boston Red Sox To Increase Ticket Prices In 2020
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
MLB Attendance Drops To 16-Year Low This Season
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