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eBay's StubHub partners with MLB


SAN FRANCISCO eBay-owned StubHub today announced that it has reached a five-year agreement with MLB Advanced Media LP, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, to become the official online provider of secondary tickets for, the official Web site of Major League Baseball. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Starting with the 2008 season, StubHub will gain unprecedented category exclusivity from MLBAM with its designation, along with official, club-endorsed status from each participating Major League Baseball team. Exclusivity will pertain to all online secondary ticket sales through MLB team sites supplanting other current secondary solutions. All existing team enabled online secondary ticket offerings will be assumed by StubHub, enabling for all bar code ticketing, ticketing kiosks and any other electronic/mobile ticketing delivery, validation and transfers. Additional elements include promotion of the ticket marketplace on and participating club sites as well.

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