With sports business picking up steam heading into the final year of collective-bargaining agreements for the Big-4 North American sports leagues, there have been a lot of questions and commentary in the media.
The mischaracterization that MLB’s Competitive Balance Tax (or, as it’s more commonly known as, the Luxury Tax) monies is part of revenue-sharing, along with the aforementioned questions and commentary has led me to start a “Sports Labor 101” series of articles. These will be short and sweet posts that run on occasion. Today’s first installment is on ticket revenues in MLB.
Is There A Gate Split in MLB?
It used to be that the visiting team would get a percentage of the gate revenues, but when revenue-sharing was put in place starting in 1997, it was dissolved.
There is no longer a gate split in Major League Baseball. Mark it down, fans and media.
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