SOURCE: StubHub

July 07, 2006 13:59 ET

StubHub FanStats(SM) - MLB All-Star Game: America's Favorite Player Showcase

Mid-Summer Classic Attracts Ticket Buyers From 25 Different States

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 7, 2006 --The 2006 MLB All-Star Game is just a few days away and fans from across the nation are geared up for the 77th playing of the MLB All-Star Game in the Pittsburgh Pirates' PNC Park. Once a year, fans get the opportunity to see their fantasy teams showcase their skills and with venue rotation annually, there is always a new crowd -- locals can finally see it live and diehards have a new summer vacation spot. StubHub, the fan's ticket marketplace, reveals its sales data on where this year's fans are coming from. The data is based on the home state of each individual buyer for tickets purchased on StuhHub.com through Friday, July 7.

Both locals and traveling fans continue to purchase tickets as buyers from 25 different states have already secured their seats to this marquee event. The largest contingent of fans buying tickets hails from Pennsylvania, home of the local Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies. Combined, they have five players representing their teams in the All-Star Game. New York (Yankees, Mets) and Illinois (White Sox, Cubs) teams have the largest All-Star representation, which is also reflected in this year's buyer demographics with those states carrying the second and third most total buyers respectively. The remaining StubHub buyers span across the country, as this year's game has attracted baseball fans from Washington to Florida.

"The Mid-Summer Classic is always one of the most popular selling events on StubHub. It's unlike any other event in the country where people flock nationwide to experience the tradition and celebration of the event," said Jeff Fluhr, founder and CEO of StubHub. "The All-Star Game's history sets it apart from any other sport's top player showcase. This year, the beautiful PNC Park in Pittsburgh is providing yet another motivation for fans to travel to the game."

77th MLB ALL-STAR GAME BUYER DEMOGRAPHICS (by state)
Pennsylvania            43%
New York                8%
Illinois                7%
Ohio                    7%
New Jersey              5%
Maryland                4%
18 Other States         26%
*Data based on sales through StubHub.com as of 7/7

Additional MLB All-Star Game Data (as of 7/7)

-- Tickets for the 2006 MLB All-Star Game have sold in the range of $125 (General Admission Bleacher seats) - $4500 (Dugout Box seats), with an average price of $740.

-- The 2006 MLB All-Star Game has grossed over triple the sales of the 2006 NBA All-Star Game and nearly seven times the 2006 NFL Pro Bowl.

-- This year's MLB Home Run Derby has grossed 1.5 times the sales of the 2006 NBA All-Star Game and nearly tripled the 2006 NFL Pro Bowl.

-- Statewide average ticket prices for the 2006 MLB All-Star Game currently range from $218 (Tennessee) - $3412 (North Carolina).

-- Compared to the $740 average for this year's All-Star Game in PNC Park, the average ticket price for 2006 regular season Pirates games is $32.

-- Tickets for the 2006 MLB All-Star Game in Detroit sold in the range of $175 - $4900, with an average price of $742.

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