• MLB Signs StubHub To Sell Secondary Tickets

    Major League Baseball and StubHub are now holding hands, according to a Reuters report. StubHub will supply ticket reselling services to 30 MLB-run team websites, taking a chunk out of the $25 million online baseball ticket marketplace. Individual franchises that operate independently of are free to use ticket resellers of their choosing, as are fans reselling tickets. All tickets… Read More

  • It's Official – eBay is Buying StubHub For $310 million

    Update: Press release is here. It is surprisingly brief, reinforcing the rumor that eBay hastily accelerated the announcement due to the rumors. It looks like the rumors forced eBay’s hand and they are announcing the deal earlier than expected – they are acquiring San Francisco-based StubHub for $285 million plus the cash on StubHub’s books, which is about $25 million. The… Read More

  • eBay's Place in the Dirty World of Ticket Scalping

    Update: eBay’s acquisition of StubHub has just been announced. The secondary market for event tickets is a dirty but lucrative place to be. I have first hand knowledge from my time as COO of RazorGator, a Kleiner-backed ticket marketplace based in Los Angeles. There’s a food chain, starting with the guys that hang out at stadiums before games and concerts scalping tickets, up… Read More