Padres see $3M ticket boost thanks to Machado

The San Diego Padres have generated nearly $3 million of additional ticket revenue in the two weeks since Manny Machado agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract, according to the team’s president of business operations, Erik Greupner.

Greupner did not provide specifics on the raw number of tickets sold, but said it was “at least double” what is normally projected for that time of year. Prior to signing Machado to what was then the largest free-agent contract in North American professional sports — a title now held by Bryce Harper, who received a 13-year, $330 million deal from the Philadelphia Phillies — Padres executives submitted projections for the initial wave of ticket revenue, and Greupner said the team is “at or ahead of what we anticipated.”

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