Toronto Blue Jays sign deal with StubHub

Ten years after Major League Baseball agreed to a deal with online ticket reseller StubHub , the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team has signed on.

The deal will see the team get an unspecified cut of revenue from tickets sold on the platform.

The partnership between the Blue Jays and StubHub, which is owned by eBay, was first announced on March 30, 2017 in a press release. It was described as “a fully integrated ticketing solution that will enable all Blue Jays Season ticket members, Game Pack holders and single-game ticket buyers to re-sell, purchase and electronically transmit tickets conveniently, safely and securely on the StubHub platform.”

The Star report didn’t confirm whether the Jays have placed their own seats directly for sale on the service. Other MLB teams have done so, according to another StubHub spokesperson quoted in the report.

When a camera crew asked fans their opinions on the deal outside Rogers Centre, owned by Rogers Communications Inc., the crew was asked to leave the public space.

Some baseball fans showing up to the home opener expressed frustration with a deal that might see patrons pay higher ticket prices for baseball games.

Ervil DiGiusto, a private ticket reseller and spokesperson for the Canadian Ticket Brokers Association, said the relationship between the Blue Jays and StubHub is “no big deal” on its face.
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