Mets 2017 Season Ticket Renewals and 2016 Postseason Deposits

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On Monday, the Mets sent all full season ticket holders their prospective renewal packages and postseason ticket deposit information. The move was originally poised for an August 1st drop, but the Mets wanted to wait until there was the possibility of better news to broadcast with the invoices.

The package includes ticket pricing for next year and the cost of potential postseason ticket strips. As you may remember from last year, according to MLB ticket policy, they must be purchased as a package deal and not on a game by game basis if buying ahead. MLB executive office set pricing for all postseason tickets for all teams and receive a substantial portion of the gate take for each club.

This past season, the Mets raised ticket prices for season ticket holders on an average of 2.86% for 2016. This came on the heals of a 18.1% attendance increase in 2015, by far the biggest increase in the National League and was the first raise since moving to Citi Field in 2009. There were actually two ticket price DEDUCTIONS since the move as well in 2010, and 2011. Contrary to popular belief, the price increase was planned in July of 2015, and announced in August of 2015, two months before the Mets World Series run.

Here are the facts, which MMO is bringing to you first and exclusively.

Postseason 2016

In order to secure access to potential postseason tickets for this season, full and partial plan holders must make their down payment before September 2nd.  Full season ticket holders as well as 40 game plan holders will get access to all games.

New for 2016, 20 game holders will be assigned a “Half Strip”.  Half strips will be assigned randomly and can not be changed.

Half Strip A

  • Wild Card Game
  • National League Division Series (Home Game 2)
  • National League Championship Series (Home Game 1, Home Game 3)
  • World Series (Game 3, Game 5)

Half Strip B

  • National League Division Series (Home Game 1, Home Game 3)
  • National League Championship Series (Home Game 2, Home Game 4)
  • World Series (Game 4)

Mets Full Season Ticket Holders will be invoiced for the 2016 Postseason in the same seat location as their 2016 regular season seats. Mets 41-Game Plan Holders will be offered full strips in an alternate location in the best available section within your seating category. 20-Game Plan Holders will be offered half strips in an alternate location based on availability.

There are two payment options for 2016 postseason. There are no perks or advantages to either, other than deferred payment for option two.

One: You can pay in full for your 2016 Postseason ticket strips.

Two: You can take advantage of a two-part payment plan by paying for 35% of the full price of your 2016 Postseason ticket strip(s) at the time of purchase. If the Mets advance beyond the NLDS, your credit card on file will automatically be charged for the remaining balance of your strip(s). This charge would occur immediately after the Mets clinch a berth in the NLCS, sometime during the week of October 10, 2016.

 Another change from last year…

With the significant increase in season ticket plans and limited Postseason strip inventory, the Mets will not guarantee that they will be able to offer additional strips at this time. In the event that additional strips become available to offer, season ticket holders will be notified.

This could drive the secondary market prices up even MORE that last years astronomical rates, as most people that have their tickets will be using them.

As always, any unplayed games can either be refunded or credited toward next years invoice.

See pricing grid below for details.

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2017 Season Tickets

The  Mets have once again raised ticket prices for 2017.  It is hard to nail down a flat percentage raise, because many things have been changed.  The average weighted raise (because of all the variations) is 3.95%..  New seating categories have been added, and game categories have also been eliminated.

There will no longer be a Super Value ticket price option that existed for 13 games this season, however, the price of the Value ticket option has be lowered and more game dates will be added to that category (there were 14 this year).  In other words, as opposed to 5 pricing categories for games, there will be 4.  The most significant per ticket increase are for the Marquee level games, normally reserved for Opening Day and Subway Series.

Full Season ticket benefit packages have also been changed.  You are able to choose one of these events from each category.

Blue Experience

  • Broadcast Event with Gary, Keith and Ron
  • Kids Fantasy Experience
  • Lunch with Mets General Manager & Baseball Ops Staff
  • Catch on the Field
  • Meet the Rookies
  • Ron Darling Book Signing
  • Batting Practice in Citi Field Indoor Batting Cages
  • Warning Track Salute

Orange Experience

  • Movie Night
  • Holiday Photo – photo will be taken October 2017
  • Player Q&A
  • Business Social Hour
  • Alumni Meet & Greet
  • Mascot Breakfast
  • Watch Fireworks from the Field
  • Baseball Analytics with Baseball Ops

Many Flexible payment options exist.  Season Ticket Holders can pay in full, two separate payments, or a seven installment schedule.

PAY IN FULL

Pay your 2017 account in full by September 2, 2016 by using your credit card, check or cash.

TWO [2] MONTH PAYMENT PLAN

Pay 50% of your total invoice upon renewal and your same credit card will be automatically charged the remaining 50% of your invoice on January 17, 2017. Payments must be made by credit card only.

1st Installment Due September 2, 2016 50% of invoice
2nd Installment Due January 17, 2017 50% of invoice
SEVEN [7] MONTH PAYMENT PLAN

Pay 20% of your total invoice upon renewal and your same credit card will be automatically charged on the dates scheduled below for the corresponding amounts. Payments must be made by credit card only.

1st Installment Due September 2, 2016 20% of invoice
2nd Installment Due October 3, 2016 20% of invoice
3rd Installment Due November 7, 2016 20% of invoice
4th Installment Due December 12, 2016 10% of invoice
5th Installment Due January 17, 2017 10% of invoice
6th Installment Due February 21, 2017 10% of invoice
7th Installment Due March 21, 2017 10% of invoice
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A teacher and coach by day, Chris spends his summers going to see the Mets in different parks around the country having already visited 24 Major League Ballparks. Highlights include seeing Tom Glavine’s 300th win at Wrigley Field as well as the Mets Clinch the NL East in Cincinnati in 2015. A loyal Mets season ticket holder since graduating from Stony Brook University in 2005, he enjoys raising his two boys Michael and Carter (after Gary) as Met fans and appreciates the freedom his wife gives him to pursue his travels.