The New York Mets today announced that single game tickets will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10:00 am.
The Mets Promotional Dates and Giveaway dates have also been announced for the 2017 Season. The upcoming season will feature the return of the popular weekend promotions of Free Shirt Fridays, Super Saturdays and Family Sundays as part of a promotional schedule that will feature more than 900,000 items given away.
There are currently three fireworks nights scheduled on Saturdays throughout the year. The Mets have alluded to the possibility of adding more based upon a litany of factors.
Many player-themed promotions have been scheduled such as two bobbleheads, a garden gnome, a Starting Lineup Figure and two ‘Fat Head’ wall stickers. Only one specific player, however, has been announced, which is an Asdrubal Cabrera Bobblehead to be given away on July 1st against Philadelphia.
While you plan your weekends for next summer and decide which games you want to lock up tickets for, take a look at the tiered pricing schedule for next season. The Mets have eliminated the ‘Super Value’ category of games and have gone with four different groupings. While the average price of tickets has increased just shy of 3% (for only the second time in the last nine years) for the upcoming year, the pricing of the games is actually more ‘bottom heavy’ for 2017.
The cheapest two categories of games (Classic & Value) will constitute 58 games. In comparison, the bottom two categories of games (Value & Super Value) in 2016 totaled just 26 dates. Some ‘bargains’ will be the midweek visit by the reigning World Champion Chicago Cubs that will fall into the Classic Category in June as well as the Wild Card rematch against the Giants in May priced as a value series.
With the home and home two game set with the Yankees in August and Opening Day, only three total games will be the highest priced Marquee category. With the schedule quirks of having inter-league play daily, be ready for a return to six games against the Yankees in 2018 which will occur every third season.
For the eighth consecutive year, it is STILL cheaper to own Season Tickets (in almost every seating category) for 2017 than it was for their first season in Citi Field back in 2009. This is not necessarily a compliment to the Mets keeping prices down, but an indictment of just how egregious the pricing gauging was at the stadiums opening.