Saturday, March 31, 2012
In particular, the Mets can no longer play the Dodgers or Orioles, two teams that used to train within a two-hour drive from their complex. Currently, only three clubs are situated within a 90-minute drive of the Mets: the Marlins, Cardinals and Nationals (who are also rumored to be considering a move). Two others, the Astros and Braves, train approximately two hours away.
Three of those five teams, which combined to constitute 81 percent of the Mets' spring schedule this year, are members of the National League East. That has been an issue for the Mets, who have kept their starting pitchers out of games on multiple occasions so as not to overexpose them to division opponents.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
On Tuesday, the St. Lucie County Board of Commissioners approved Sterling Facility Services' proposed price increases for tickets and concessions at New York Mets spring training and St. Lucie Mets Florida State League games.
HERE ARE THE DIGITAL DOMAIN PARK PRICES:
SPRING TRAINING TICKETS
Section - 2011 - 2012 - % Increase
Premium Box - $25 - $25 - 0%
Lower-Level Reserve - $18 - $20 - 11%
Field Level Terrace - $20 - $20 - 0%
Upper-Level Reserved - $12 - $15 - 25%
General Admission - $6 - $8 - 33%
ST. LUCIE METS TICKETS
Section - 2011 - 2012 - Increase
Premium seating - $8 - $8 - 0%
Adult General Admission - $6 - $6 - 0%
Children General Admission - $4 - $5 - 25%
Season tickets - $200 - $210 - 5%
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The project to replace the right-field line bleachers with premium stadium seating began the second week of November, and with just over six weeks before the March 5 opener, much work remains to be done.
Workers from Straticon Construction began pouring concrete into the brick walls last week, and only the wooden framework for the new seating area was in place.
The Mets and St. Lucie County officials overseeing the project say they are confident it will be ready in time.
"It's extremely tight, but every day I'm on site, the foreman tells me we are on schedule," St. Lucie County Parks Manager for the North Division, Guy Medor said Friday. "There have been no major setbacks, and without a doubt it will be complete.