Mets Ticket Prices Plunging

An article by posted on April 19, 2011

If you’re looking for some cheap and affordable entertainment to fill those quiet weekends and weeknights, you might be able to take in a Mets game at Citi Field for as low as $3 dollars a ticket. David Waldstein of the New York Times writes the following:

Care to sit directly behind home plate on Tuesday night at Citi Field, close enough to hear Jose Reyes dig his spikes into the dirt of the batter’s box? As of Monday afternoon, thousands of tickets for the game were available on StubHub, the ticket exchange Web site, including 33 directly behind home plate for $69 and service charges. Face value for those tickets is $134.

If you would prefer to sit in Metropolitan Box 121, between third base and home plate, $28 (and fees) would secure a seat there. Tickets in that area range in price from $80 to $134, according to the Mets’ Web site.

In fact, if you’re not picky about where you sit or who is playing, you can get into the ballpark for as little as $3 a seat.

Like many other things in our economy, prices fluctuate based on supply and demand and that is also a function of the quality the product itself.

Lets face it – the Mets have been a poor team for more than a couple of seasons now, and the new park alone isn’t enough incentive for fans to show up in droves for the joy of eating an $8 dollar hot dog.

Fans, especially New Yorkers, love their baseball and want they love a winner. Start playing winning baseball and the fans will come back.

What scares me more than 2011 being a throw-away season, is that 2012 may be a similar type season as well. I mean if we can’t play winning baseball with Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and Francisco Rodriguez on the team, then how will we win without them? And more importantly how much will it cost to replace them and will there be anything left for upgrades elsewhere?

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