A couple of fans of New York they sued the Big leagues, to the commissioner Rob manfred and to the 30 teams, demanding that they return the money they spent to buy tickets.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in a District Court in The Angels by Matthew Ajzenman, who said he purchased a partial season package for more than 20 games from the Mets; and Susan Terry-Blazer, who said he purchased six tickets to a game on May 9 at the Yankee Stadium before Boston.
“Baseball fans have expensive and useless tickets to games that are not going to be played and in the midst of an economic crisis,” the lawsuit says. “Under the pretext of ‘postponing’ the games under the command of MLB, teams and ticket sellers refuse to refund money for matches that will not take place as scheduled – if they happen.
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Ajzenman said the package of the Mets It cost $ 1,730 and he made his first payment to the team for $ 317 last year. Terry-Bazer He said he paid Ticketmaster $ 926 and hoped to take his grandson to a Yankee before the Red Sox.
Ticketmaster, Stubhub, Live nation and Last Minute Transactions they are among the defendants. The legend on the first page includes the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Ltd. —The name ‘Devil’ was removed after the 2007 season.
“Defendants continue to profit from ticket sales for the 2020 season of Big leagues at the cost of the financial difficulties of the fans ”, indicates the demand.
Fans called for “the full refund, accounting for all tickets sold for the 2020 season (including season tickets, single-game tickets and licenses), a ruling that ensures that the defendants’ conduct of continuing to sell season tickets 2020 of MLB violates California law as well as taking profits from tickets sold for the 2020 season of MLB“
They allege that California’s consumer legal remedies and fair competition law were violated, in addition to civil conspiracy. The season’s opening day, March 26, was postponed until mid-May after a national emergency was declared due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Big leagues They have indicated that they await medical and government indications and do not know when the season will start. MLB and the players union have discussed the possibility of playing in a neutral zone or with empty stadiums, but no decision has been made.
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