I’ve noticed a change in the ticket prices in the online secondary market this year. In the past it was very easy to get big discounts on tickets through seat Greek and stub hub the week before a game. this year it is very different. Inventory is very low on those online markets and whatever tickets are there really aren’t discounted much at all.
Anyone have any theories as to why that would be? I was thinking perhaps older sponsorship deals from the Loris/Samson era included big ticket packages for those sponsors which were then handed out to employees or clients by that sponsor. This in turn gives people a free ticket to sling online thus saturating the market further. Of course these tickets were all included in the attendance count using the old method. Perhaps these deals expired and the new corporate sponsorship deals negotiated by chip bowers and Jeter did not include ticket packages that were as generous
if you want to be super conspiracy about it, the marlins buy up all discounted tickets to force people into buying direct from the team. But I don’t believe that to be so.
I went to some games on st Pete in the past and the rays online secondary ticket market wasn’t very fruitful. So I’m thinking they didn’t saturate the market with ticket giveaways either. Makes me think my theoRy has somethjng to it.