How subscription ticketing is redefining MLB ticket sales

How subscription ticketing is redefining MLB ticket sales

Courtesy of L.A. Biz:What began as an innovative pilot program in baseball in 2015 to help a handful of teams fill their ballparks has evolved into an industrywide practice that is redefining the season-ticket business. Today, subscription ticketing — selling discounted seats for a fixed monthly fee — and its Netflix-like approach has proved so successful […]

Scott Boras, Rogers and TV Money

Scott Boras, Rogers and TV Money

Courtesy of SB Nation / Bluebird Banter: It is safe to say the the current occupants of 1 Blue Jays Way are not Scott Boras’s favourite people in the world. The animosity began when after Aaron Sanchez refused the 2017 contract offer the Jays made in search of a larger raise so he was instead renewed at the minimum […]

As MLB evolves, an inside look at how Scott Boras – baseball’s super agent – remains at top of the game

As MLB evolves, an inside look at how Scott Boras – baseball’s super agent – remains at top of the game

Courtesy of the NY Daily News: The black Range Rover with the Ferrari red interior is zipping north on the California freeways toward Angel Stadium in Anaheim, roughly a 45-minute long drive depending upon the traffic situation at any one juncture. Scott Boras is behind the wheel, sporting a dark Boras Corp. pullover, white button-down […]

Cubs selling 60 $10 tickets to all home games via lottery

Cubs selling 60 $10 tickets to all home games via lottery

Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune: The Cubs will offer 60 $10 tickets to every 2018 home game via an online lottery, borrowing a page from the theater business, the team announced Wednesday. Seats will be in the terrace reserved section of Wrigley Field’s lower deck. The Cubs previously have sold postseason tickets via lottery but never regular-season tickets […]

Scott Boras: Ticket prices should be lower for games between ‘tanking teams’

Scott Boras: Ticket prices should be lower for games between ‘tanking teams’

Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports: Super agent Scott Boras is one of the central figures in this icy cold and contentious offseason. As the agent for many of baseball’s best unsigned free agents, Boras has been outspoken about the issues he believes are plaguing the market. Chief among them being his belief that several teams are […]

Indians playoff tickets purchased on a secondary market other than StubHub could be canceled

Indians playoff tickets purchased on a secondary market other than StubHub could be canceled

Courtesy of Crain’s Cleveland Business: Late Monday afternoon, the Indians announced that single-game tickets to the American League Division Series will go on sale on Sept. 29. That was noteworthy for non-season-ticket-holders who are excited about possibly the best two words in sports — October baseball — returning to Progressive Field. But what really stood […]

Jays and StubHub team up to smooth bumps in ticket sales

Jays and StubHub team up to smooth bumps in ticket sales

Courtesy of TheStar.com: Red Sox now only major league team without StubHub deal. Leafs take different approach to brokers. The Blue Jays have partnered with the online ticket exchange platform StubHub, hoping to simplify the reselling process while lawmakers and sports outfits change how they engage the secondary market. The one-year deal will see the […]