Originally Posted by Moses_Scurry
Weren't those tickets already purchased from the cubs and then put on stubhub? How would those hurt the cubs' revenue? Wouldn't it help the revenue if thse tickets, otherwise unused, brought in people to buy beer, food, and merchandise?
The Cubs got their money for those tickets before the season started. Any resale of those tickets is going to prevent those buyers from buying tickets directly from the team. Granted, Stubhub's business partnership with MLB probably provides some revenue to offset this loss, but I can't see that as a winning situation for MLB teams, even when concessions and merchandise are taken into account.