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  • Stubhub

    Last week, we interviewed Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard right after the company's announcement of dynamic ticketing. Since tickets are such a big part of being a sports fan, we're continuing that series today — an interview with the CEO of StubHub, Chris Tsakalakis.

  • Chad Ochocinco

    Last week, despite the labor battle, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called an NFL player. He didn't just call any player. He called Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who promptly tweeted about the conversation, saying it was an "amazing surprise." Goodell's choice was a good one, as it turns out that Chad Ochocinco is the most influential sports personality in the online world.

  • One-on-One With Ticketmaster CEO on Dynamic Pricing Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 4:57 PM ET

    Earlier this week, Ticketmaster  announced that it was partnering with a company called MarketShare to bring dynamic pricing to the tickets it sells. We've seen plenty of variable ticket pricing in which teams set different tiered prices based on what team they are playing, but dynamic pricing is more like airline pricing...

  • Dodgers Mess Isn’t Over; Expect McCourt to Fight Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 10:09 AM ET
    Dodger Stadium

    On Wednesday, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced that the league would be taking over financial control of the Dodgers by appointing a representative to oversee its actions.

  • Major League Baseball Takes Over LA Dodgers Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 6:52 PM ET
    Dodger Stadium

    Major League Baseball is taking over the Los Angeles Dodgers, a team financially paralyzed by the divorce of its owners.

  • Empty Seats     Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 1:50 PM ET

    Major League Baseball is striking out in ticket sales this year, as fans stay home. Is the price of admission too high? CNBC's Darren Rovell has takes a look.

  • Former Met Dykstra Faces Embezzlement Charge Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | 5:52 PM ET

    Former baseball star Lenny Dykstra has been arrested and will face one charge of bankruptcy fraud for embezzlement, according to a federal prosecutor.

  • Barry Bonds Jury Can Reach Verdict on Only One Count Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 7:18 PM ET
    Barry Bonds

    A federal jury convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice Wednesday but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it.

  • MLB Fan Cost Index     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 4:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell takes a look at how much it costs fans to attend a game and, maybe even buy a hot dog and beer this baseball season.

  • Mets: Moving Past Madoff     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 2:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell has the story behind the Mets trying to wipe away the shadow of Bernie Madoff.

  • The Pistachio Makes Play As Ballpark Nut Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 12:26 PM ET
    Pistachios

    Peanuts have an insurmountable lead as the nut of choice at a baseball game, as it has been paired with the sport since the very beginning. But as pistachio sales have skyrocketed outside the stadium, more and more teams are adding it to the fan offerings.

  • Meet the Mess...Mets     Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 10:49 AM ET

    CNBC's Darren Rovell talks about the Mets financial situation before the team's home opener, including the sale of a minority portion of the team, with Dave Howard, executive vp of business operations. They also discuss the Madoff clawback suit and it's impact on the team.

  • Bidders Bat for Mets Minority stake     Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 12:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly says the Mets are looking to receive six to eight bids for the minority stake in the team. And the future of the 2011 NFL & NBA season could be in doubt, with Sal Galatioto, Galatioto Sports Partners.

  • Beer Vendor Taking Orders From Fans On Twitter Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:47 AM ET

    Kevin Zelko likes to think of himself as a smarter beer vendor. On Friday, at the Seattle Mariners season opener, he’s going to try to prove it. The 36-year-old teacher who, for the past five seasons has served beer at Safeco Field, is ready to take orders from fans in the stands using his Twitter.

  • For the second consecutive season, ticket prices stayed relatively flat in Major League Baseball, according to a new survey by Team Marketing Report. The average ticket price across all 30 teams is $26.91, which is only a 1.2 percent increase from last season. That percentage represents the lowest year over year increase since the company's Fan Cost Index debuted in 1991.

  • You Make The Call: Did Cubs Choose Right PA Announcer? Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 10:34 AM ET

    In order to find its next public address announcer this season, the Chicago Cubs forged an innovative partnership with CareerBuilder. Fans would post their resumes on the site and put their announcing audition, voicing a required script, on YouTube. The Cubs received 2,954 applications.

  • MLB Pays Two Fans to Watch Every Single Game Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 9:02 AM ET
    Ryan Wagner (left) and Mike O'Hara (Right) get used to their Fancave created by Major League Baseball.

    Take two fans. Have them watch every single game. Tell them to blog, tweet and take part in a Web series on MLB.com, all while passersby get to peek into, and perhaps, even enter their ultimate fancave.

  • Mets Owners Hoping to Raise About $200 Million Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 12:05 PM ET

    As Mets representatives continue to hold meetings with prospective minority investors in the team, new details are emerging about the baseball franchise’s troubled financial condition.

  • Mets Are Said to Be Suffering Sizable Losses Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 9:35 AM ET
    New York Mets

    The Mets, long one of baseball’s most highly valued franchises, have lost millions of dollars in recent years, including nearly $50 million in 2010, according to two people briefed on the team’s finances, the New York Times reports.

  • Some Buyers Scared Off by Mets' Finances Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | 4:36 PM ET
    New York Mets

    At the midtown offices of the investment firm Allen & Co. Wednesday, some prospective bidders for a minority stake in the New York Mets will get a glimpse of the team’s financial records.