September 30, 2011 |
THE DRAMA that unfolded on baseball's final day reminded everyone just how riveting the game can be and created a stir among fans eager to see an equally exciting postseason. In a little under 24 hours, the frenzy spilled over to StubHub, the official secondary ticket marketplace of the MLB. According to a Phillies ticket office spokesperson, going through the secondary market is the only way to acquire a postseason ticket - which is perhaps the reason StubHub witnessed a 40 percent spike in page views yesterday.
October 19, 2007 |
The New England Patriots have won a bid to get the names of all the fans who bought or sold - or tried to buy or sell - tickets to home games through online ticket reseller StubHub Inc., a move one technology group sees as an invasion of privacy. In a lawsuit against San Francisco-based StubHub, a subsidiary of eBay Inc., claiming that the Web site encourages fans to break state law and violate team policies, the Patriots said they could seek to revoke season tickets of people who use StubHub.
November 4, 2009 |
There are more than 5,000 tickets available for tonight's Game 6, and most are back on the upswing in terms of price. In the hours following the Phillies' 8-6 win in Game 5 Monday night, fans were been paying an average price of $905 per ticket on StubHub - a $91 increase from the $814 average that held steady before Game 5. Prices range anywhere from $175 (bleachers) to $10,001 for a seat in the Legends section, according to the latest trends on StubHub. There are 9,638 tickets remaining for tomorrow's potential Game 7, listed at an average price of $788.
November 21, 2012 |
Cheep! Cheep! What's the strange sound come from StubHub and other ticket resellers? Why, it's Eagles tickets begging for someone to buy them. With the injury-riddled team floundering at 3-7, and many fans calling for an end to the Andy Reid era, many tickets are selling below half of face value on StubHub. "Given the economy and the time of the year, it's as tough as I've seen it since Rich Kotite," said Jeremi Conaway, vice president of Wanamaker Tickets in Center City.
June 28, 2008 |
Out on the sidewalk, business seemed pathetic. The sold-out Phillies game with the Los Angeles Angels, about to start, caused little obvious ticket buying or selling outside Citizens Bank Park. "I'm Little Joe Moe; if I make $100, I'm happy," said one middle-age guy willing to buy or sell a ticket, but not finding takers. "I'm struggling. " His customers already were inside. The box seats held plenty of newcomers. In the fourth row of Section 116, just behind the Phillies' dugout, Sam Benson of Holland, Bucks County, and three buddies celebrated his ninth birthday.
October 28, 2009 |
Call it frenzy, greed or hysteria, but if you planned to go to Citizens Bank Park to watch the Phillies defend their World Series title, you'd better have good friends or deep pockets. With the Phillies selling the majority of seats in advance to season ticketholders, the estimated 700-900 remaining tickets put up for lottery on the team's Web site last Thursday sold by 2:30 that afternoon, according to a Phillies ticket representative. But many of those coveted strips are finding their way back onto the Web sites of secondary ticket distributors, specifically StubHub, the official fan-to-fan marketplace of Major League Baseball.
November 21, 2012 |
CHEEP! Cheep! Why, it's Eagles tickets begging for someone to buy them. With the injury-riddled team foundering at 3-7, and many fans calling for an end to the Andy Reid era, many tickets are selling below half of face value on StubHub. "Given the economy and the time of the year, it's as tough as I've seen it since Rich Kotite," said Jeremi Conaway, vice president of Wanamaker Tickets in Center City. And he's been selling tickets for a decade-and-a-half - since a couple of years after Jeffrey Lurie bought the team.
November 2, 2009 |
Ticket prices for the Fall Classic have cooled significantly in the past 24 hours as averages continue to fall - much to the delight of fans hoping to secure a ticket to tonight's Game 5 and beyond. According to the latest trends from StubHub, fans have been paying an average price of $523, a sizable decrease from the $900 average folks shelled out just a few days earlier. Game 5 holds the highest average of the next three possible games, averaging $903, followed by Game 6 ($790) and Game 7 ($710)
October 7, 2011 |
AS TICKET prices continue to escalate, demand remains at a premium for tonight's decisive Phillies-Cardinals matchup in Game 5 of the NLDS. With box offices sold out for weeks, the only way to purchase tickets is through secondary markets like StubHub, MLB's official online marketplace. According to StubHub spokesperson Joellen Ferrer, fans flocked to the website yesterday to purchase tickets for tonight's pivotal game at Citizens Bank Park. Ferrer said the event page on the company's website for Game 5 had been viewed over 35,000 times, a clear indication that fans are not only searching for tickets but buying them - despite across-the-board price increases.
May 16, 2012 |
SIXERS FEVER has hit the secondary ticket market. As the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Celtics switches to the Wells Fargo Center, fans appear eager to be in the house for one of the biggest - and most welcomed - surprises this season. As of late Tuesday, over 5,200 tickets were purchased on StubHub, the highest number of tickets sold for a NBA playoff semifinal series thus far. The closest was Sunday's Game 1 between Miami and Indiana, which amassed over 3,500 tickets sold.