An organization called “Consumer’s Research” is criticizing Major League Baseball over their decision to remove the 2021 All Star Game from Atlanta and give it instead to Denver. The ad buy is “seven figures.” According to their press release…
The ads will run the week leading up to and during the MLB All-Star game which was controversially moved from Georgia earlier this year.
“MLB decided to play politics instead of ball, moving the All-Star game from Atlanta and parroting dishonest and partisan talking points, resulting in millions of dollars lost for many hardworking Americans,” said Will Hild, Executive Director of Consumers’ Research.
In addition to the MLB ad, the Ticketmaster ad will air at a critical time when music fans are beginning to see increased advertising around concerts and shows.
“Ticketmaster has been on our radar as they continue to increase service and convenience fees to almost half the actual ticket costs. Ticketmaster CEO Michael Rapino continued to make over a million dollars last year while the company held three rounds of layoffs, and the Justice Department cracked down on their parent company, Live Nation, with the strongest anti-trust action in decades,” said Hild.
While some in Georgia support MLB screwing Atlanta, one would hope there is bi-partisan support for criticizing Ticketmaster. They’re horrible.