The New York Mets put Opening Day tickets on sale this morning, and a lot of Mets fans experienced a bit of sticker shock.
As Shannon reports at Mets Police, it would cost a minimum of $63 (before fees) to go to the game on April 1st. And I’d feel like an April Fool to pay that much to watch a baseball game with a view like the one here. Decent seats – in the Promenade Infield or Promenade Box categories – cost $84 (again, before fees.)
Want to be at field level? It’s going to cost $130 to sit in the outfield, or $165 to sit in the cheapest baseline category (once again, before fees.)
Two tickets, opening day in the uppers (bot not behind home plate) $142.50
Seriously folks, think long and hard if you want to support this one. Wow.
Ownership’s instinct is clearly telling them to maximize their profits on one of three games that could be a sellout in 2013.
If they can sell all of the seats at these prices, they were right. (How often has Mets ownership been right about anything recently?)
Ten hours later, they still had tickets available in the cheapest category – no instant sellout here.
I think I’m going to skip opening day next year. If the Mets were going to put together a big, splashy off-season like they did before the 2005 season, I’d be more likely to set common sense aside – but it’s just not worth spending that much money to go to a game that I can watch on TV with a better view.
And guys, I hope that you plan to announce new contracts for David Wright and R.A. Dickey soon…