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MLB and StubHub Come to Terms of New Deal

Major League Baseball and StubHub (a ticket market place where users can buy and sell tickets) reached an agreement to a 5-year deal Monday that will continue the site’s role as the secondary ticket market for all of the league’s games.

StubHub has been heavily involved with the MLB for over a decade, include a deal reached with the Seattle Mariners in 2001 and has made separate deals with about half of the teams in the league. StubHub has been the “Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace” for MLB.com since the 2007 season.

Other major notes: league ticket prices will be set at a minimum of $6 that includes a commission for StubHub. Delivery charges are not included in the ticket price, however.

StubHub Spokesman Glenn Lehrman on the Agreement

The bottom line is that we felt like for both our fans and for our teams there was an optics issue,” StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman said. “In other words, there was a lot of chatter about .99 tickets, cheap tickets, and the reality is that’s not what the ticket was selling for.

StubHub has gained much of its national awareness from their “Ticket Oak” campaign.

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