Cubs opt out of StubHub deal, exploring other options

Jonathan Daniel

The Cubs were one of three teams who opted out of MLB's contract with StubHub. Chicago is said to be exploring its options for the secondary ticket market.

Cubs fans looking for tickets on StubHub may find a significantly smaller selection next season as Chicago was one of three teams to opt out of StubHub's deal with MLB.

While StubHub spokesman Glenn Lehrman said it was his understanding the Cubs officially opted out of the company's contract with MLB, Cubs spokesman Julian Green said the team is "continuing to explore our options." Lehrman said it wouldn't surprise him if Chicago ended up back in the deal, but at this point they are not.

What this means for fans is they may have a harder time finding or buying tickets on the secondary market. Under the MLB contract with StubHub, season-ticket holders can electronically transfer tickets to other fans. That will no longer be the case with the Cubs not participating in the new contract. According to a report from ESPN, the Cubs are looking for a way to maximize revenue on tickets sold on the secondary market. If they chose not to come back into the deal with StubHub, the Cubs could possibly use the Wrigley Field Premium Ticket Services.

The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels opted out of the StubHub contract.

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