The Cubs sent out 45 nonrenewal letters to a select group of season-ticket holders Wednesday, noting that season tickets “are a revocable license granted on a yearly basis at the sole discretion of the team.”
The Cubs feel confident their research in trying to identify potential scalpers is correct, and only professional ticket sellers, many of whom have out of state addresses, were affected, according to one Cubs source, who said: “This is about the guy in California with 40 tickets.”
About 1,000 tickets will be made available to fans on the season-ticket waiting list and possibly for upgrades for current season-ticket holders.
The Cubs won’t be alone in this practice. A baseball source outside of Chicago told ESPN Chicago that other big-market teams are plotting similar plans to oust scalpers from their season-ticket rolls.
Major League Baseball’s deal with StubHub is up for renewal after this season and some teams aren’t happy with the current arrangement, which they feel directs fans to StubHub over their own website.
Posted: October 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM | 8 comment(s)
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