Manny Machado’s mega-signing is bringing much more cash to San Diego.
In keeping with Padres president of enterprise operations Erik Greupner, the workforce has generated almost $three million of further ticket income since signing the shortstop to a 10-year contract price $300 million.
Whereas Greupner did not present particular particulars on the variety of tickets bought, he stated it was “no less than double” what is generally projected for that point of yr.
Greupner additionally confirmed the workforce is “at or forward of what we anticipated” after Padres executives submitted projections for the preliminary wave of ticket income earlier than Machado was signed.
“Even in 2015 and 2016, we did not see a spike like we have seen this yr when it comes to demand,” Greupner stated in a cellphone dialog, via ESPN. “And albeit, it has been maintained for an extended time frame up to now than among the spikes we have seen up to now. So, we’re inspired that it is actually setting a brand new pattern line for us this season when it comes to demand for tickets and merchandise.”
The Padres have not made the playoffs since 2006 and attendance at Petco Park has lacked, although that may doubtless change once they open the 2019 season later this month.