Market Heat Report: Football, Fighting, and Garth Brooks
It’s a football-heavy time for the TicketNetwork marketplace, as the worldwide one (aka soccer) continues to have hot-selling marquee events, and the American version starting to come on line with hot fall tickets already creeping into the rankings. Saturday’s International Champions Cup “El Classico” match between FC Barcelona and... Read more
The Oakland Athletics have been residents of The Coliseum (now reffered to as O.co Coliseum) since 1968 , when they relocated from Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium. Since moving the A’s have won 4 World Series, 6 AL Pennants, and 14 West Division Titles. The Athletics’ time in Oakland may... Read more
Secondary ticket marketplace StubHub has rolled out a new mobile ticketing app for iPhones and Android devices that will allow fans to have their cell phones scanned at the gate in order to gain entry. The first team to utilize the technology is the San Francisco Giants, which will... Read more
The San Francisco Giants created plenty of headlines following the 2008 season, when the Giants, fresh off their fourth straight losing season, introduced “dynamic pricing” — i.e. prices that change by the day depending on supply and demand and other factors — to some locations at AT&T Park. A... Read more
Last week’s start to the World Series kept baseball at the top of TicketNews’ Events rankings for the third week in a row. At number one this week were Texas Rangers tickets for the “Fall Classic”, dominating the list with a power score of 13.74. Tickets for the San... Read more
Turns out everything really is bigger in Texas. The World Series is finally coming to the Dallas area after a 38-year wait and the demand for tickets is, quite literally, overwhelming TexasTickets.com and its president, Scott Baima. “So big I don’t even have time to talk,” Baima told TicketNews... Read more
The final weekend of the Major League Baseball season turned out to be more stressful than expected for San Francisco Giants players and their fans. But the unexpected suspense made it a perfect and quite profitable one for Giants ownership. The Giants employ a dynamic ticket pricing system in... Read more
Entering the 2009 Major League Baseball season, there were concerns among teams that attendance could suffer in the face of the poor economy. Teams attempted to keep their stadiums full by reducing or freezing ticket prices at 2008 levels, but still ticket sales across the league have seen a... Read more
In San Francisco, a ticketing experiment is underway with the hometown Giants baseball team that could mark the future of how teams and artists begin to approach pricing. The Giants have rolled out a dynamic pricing program – day by day ticket-pricing adjustments, up and down – for a... Read more
Looking to capitalize on the game day demand, or lack thereof, for some tickets, baseball’s San Francisco Giants will reportedly launch a dynamic pricing initiative next season where they set walk-up ticket prices on the fly. The plan would allow the team to change the price of a ticket,... Read more