Monday, January 24, 2011
Mets 3 Game Paks Fail with Fans
By Jess Estremera
Mets 3 game Pick-A-Paks are on sale for the 2011 season along with season ticket plans, 40 game plans and 15 game plans. The 3 game Pick-A- Packs offered this season, unlike last year, do not include the (Marquee ) subway series against the Yankees. Last year, thousands of Mets fans specifically purchased the 3 game packs to insure that they would have a ticket to a subway series game at Citifield. Now fans are being forced to wait until 2 weeks before the series for a pre-sale password or they can test their luck on the open market on ebay or Stubhub. It was oddly refreshing when the Mets front office lowered its pricing in November releasing this statement: "The Mets are committed to providing quality and value to our fans," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations. "We reduced ticket prices for 2011 based on fan feedback and marketplace information." It's true that the Mets did slash the average ticket price by 14%, however I hope the Mets officials do realize that being apart of this fan base means sticking it to the Yankees on our field. But to do so effectively we need a bigger supply of tickets accessible to us.