Each year the World Series is the culmination of a long season in Major League Baseball. Thirty teams take to the field every spring to work hard, and have a chance to play on the sports biggest stage. For players, they are often judged not on what statistics that can compile from April though September, but what they can do in October trough the playoffs and into the World Series. For teams, not winning the World Series can define the entire franchise, from the Boston Red Sox who went 86 years between titles to the Chicago Cubs who are stilled entrenched in a more than 100 year championship drought. Then there are the Yankees who have won an astounding 26 World Series titles as of 2009.
Ticket sales for baseball are often at their best in the major markets like New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. But come World Series time, ticket sales will get big boost no matter who is playing in the series. In 2007, the Colorado Rockies qualified for their first World Series in club history, and demand for tickets was high, and uproar ensued when the team’s site crashed during ticket sales. As with any sporting event, prices on the secondary market grow dependent on the match-up. Sales were among the best ever in 2004 when the Red Sox qualified for the World Series due to immense fan interest.
Maybe it’s the 28-year championship drought for Philadelphia’s baseball team. Maybe it’s the fact that Tampa Bay is still getting used to having a winner. But the fans of the Philadelphia Phillies have been willing to dig deeper into their wallets and are shelling out more money on the... Read more
TicketNews has released its exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, October 19, and it’s all about the World Series this week. Fans of the Series-bound Philadelphia Phillies have boosted the team’s Citizens Bank Park to the number one position this week, with a super-sized power score of... Read more
Tickets for the upcoming World Series as well as tickets for several upcoming concerts by John Legend are on sale throughout the week ending October 25 as compiled by TicketNews. On sale this week are several concerts from several of today’s hottest recording acts. In the onsales for Friday... Read more
Ticket futures exchange yoonew.com has launched a new online market for baseball fans looking to score World Series tickets. The new program allows fans to buy futures for the first four games of the World Series for any of the 30 Major League Baseball teams for virtually any seat... Read more
By Stacey Willets TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 10/22/07 – 10/28/07. OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Colorado Rockies 1 1 Boston Red Sox 2 9 Hannah Montana 3 2 Wicked 4 3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular 5... Read more
Two New York men were arrested Wednesday night for allegedly selling counterfeit tickets to the World Series outside Fenway Park, and two others are accused of scalping tickets, according to the television station WBZTV out of Boston. All four men were arraigned in Boston Municipal Court Thursday morning and... Read more
Supply and demand for Saturday’s Game 3 at Coors Field have not reached an equilibrium. Tickets for the Colorado Rockies’ historic home matchup with the Boston Red Sox hit the secondary market Wednesday – triggering a spike in prices, availability and, in some corners, consumer discontent. Supply and demand... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Reports coming out of Denver say that the Colorado Rockies’ plan to sell World Series tickets via the Internet hit a snag today, the first day of sales, as the Paciolan company servers had difficulties meeting the overwhelming demand. Online sales were suspended for a... Read more
Scott Timpano Fresh off a record setting season where they spent 194 million dollars to put a baseball team on the field, the Yankees will raise premium ticket prices this season by almost 300%. The highest priced game day ticket at Yankee Stadium will now carry a face value... Read more