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    Interesting breakdown of playoff ticket sales $ distribution.

    So the umpires get a cut? That's a good deal. I'm sure they're professional enough not to allow a series to go extra games, right?

    http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/dol...ivision-series

    From Darren Rovell at ESPN:

    All four MLB division series playoffs went the maximum five games, and that's really good news for the teams. Why? Because unlike the regular season in which the home team gets to keep 100 percent of its ticket revenue, no team is really making great money off playoff-ticket revenue until Game 4 in the ALDS and NLDS and Game 5 in the ALCS and NLCS and World Series.

    Here is the breakdown of ticket-revenue distribution for the postseason, as provided by Major League Baseball:

    Division Series (Best of 5)

    Players’ pool gets 60 percent of revenue for games 1-3.
    Umpires get 1.6 percent (all games)
    Remainder is divided 50/50 between the participating teams

    League Championship Series (Best of 7)

    Players’ pool gets 60 percent of revenue for games 1-4.
    Umpires get 1.6 percent
    Remainder is divided 50/50 between the participating teams

    World Series (Best of 7)

    Players’ pool gets 60 percent of revenue for games 1-4
    Commissioner’s office gets 15 percent
    Umpires get 1.6 percent
    Remainder is divided 50/50 between the participating teams

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    Re: Interesting breakdown of playoff ticket sales $ distribution.

    Apparently I'm not the only one who misread that. Rovell cleared up the umpire pay:

    darren rovell ‏@darrenrovell

    To be clear, MLB umps don’t get individually paid by % of ticket revenues from series. Goes into pool to fund salaries/travel.

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    Re: Interesting breakdown of playoff ticket sales $ distribution.

    That article has since been updated to the following figures:

    Division Series (Best of 5)

    Players’ pool gets 60 percent of revenue for games 1-3.
    Umpires get 5.0 percent (all games)
    Remainder is divided 50/50 between the participating teams

    League Championship Series (Best of 7)

    Players’ pool gets 60 percent of revenue for games 1-4.
    Umpires get 7.5 percent (all games)
    Remainder is divided 50/50 between the participating teams

    World Series (Best of 7)

    Players’ pool gets 60 percent of revenue for games 1-4
    Commissioner’s office gets 15 percent
    Umpires get 10 percent (all games)
    Remainder is divided 50/50 between the participating teams

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    I am not even sure these updated numbers are correct yet. I though the Commisioner's office got 15% of all playoff game revenue, not just the World Series.

    This FanGraphs article contradicts the ESPN article: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...icket-revenue/


    MLB Rule 45 gives the Commissioner’s Office 15% of the paid attendance receipts for all postseason games. The remaining 85% is divided as follows:
    Fifty percent of the paid attendance receipts from the Wild Card games is contributed to the Players Pool. (This provision was added in the new CBA.)
    Sixty percent of the paid attendance receipts from the first three games of the Division Series is contributed to the Players Pool.
    Sixty percent of the paid attendance receipts from the first four games of the Championship Series and the World Series is contributed to the Players Pool.
    All paid attendance receipts not paid to the Commissioner’s Office or contributed to the Players Pool is shared equally between the two teams in each Series or Wild Card game.

    The Players Pool money is divided among players on the postseason teams. The more successful the team, the more money to that team’s players. Here’s how the funds are distributed, per the CBA:

    World Series Winner: 36%
    World Series Loser: 24%
    Two Championship Series Losers: 24%
    Four Division Series Losers: 13%
    Wild Card Losers: 3%
    Last edited by AtomicDumpling; 10-12-2012 at 01:58 PM.

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    Re: Interesting breakdown of playoff ticket sales $ distribution.

    Atomic, the updated figures are correct. The Commissioner's Office share only applies to the World Series. Maybe it was all games previously but at least starting with this year, it's only World Series.

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    Re: Interesting breakdown of playoff ticket sales $ distribution.

    This income is exactly what separates the haves from the have nots, in my mind. If you can bank a few years of playoff income and turn that into player acquisition which leads to more playoff income which leads to better player acquisition... wash, repeat.
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