Cheap Seats at Citi Field

cheap-seats-citiWith the economy in a tailspin, unemployment through the roof, and diehard fans unable to partake in their favorite pastime due to money woes, the New York Mets have made the gracious and humane gesture of lowering the price of some tickets by 15%.

Now, you negative Nellies out there will be quick to point out the losing season, uninspired play, and overall degraded “product on the field” as a good reason to offer a discount. The worst of you likely are saying the Mets have instituted this charitable deduction as a means to stimulate sluggish ticket sales. Well, the whole lot of you can go cry in your soup, and keep your negative vibes out of my positive-energy aura!

From Ticket News:

A total of 15 games are being discounted, and prices are being slashed by 33 percent to 50 percent through the program. Some tickets with original face values of $180 are now being offered at the fire-sale price of $90, and even some $60 seats are being sold for $40. Click on the screen shot below to view the whole initiative.

That the team is cutting the price on some tickets, in and of itself, is not necessarily a big deal. But, included in the select games being discounted are match ups against divisional rivals the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves, in addition to possible playoff teams the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs.

Hat tip to Walnutz for providing the link.

So there you … if you couldn’t afford $180 for a ticket, it’s “buy one get one free” now, so what’s your excuse? And I’m sure many of you who couldn’t afford to spend $60 to watch a ballgame can find two spare slips of President Jackson in a pocket of your slacks.

For all the terrible things being written about the Wilpons on the interwebs and in the newspapers these days, it’s high time someone reported the good news. And thank you, Fred and Jeff, for making our enjoyment of Shake Shack burgers and imported beers that much more affordable!

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  1. gary s. August 11, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    they are really shafting the season ticket holders with this move.it will be almost impossible for them to sell their tickets now.i hope a lot of them tell the wilpons where to go when they ask them to renew for next year..
  2. micalpalyn August 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    Empty seats AND empty pockets…could Fred and Jeff sell?
  3. Mark August 11, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    The whole season goes back to Madoff. As soon as the Wilpons lost their money, the whole team decided they weren’t going to get paid this year and mailed it in. Now they are left trying to make up some expenses. It’s a nice gesture by the Mets front office, but it’s also a business gesture.
  4. Kenny August 12, 2009 at 1:40 am
    Yes, yes, let’s blame Madoff. He stole Fred’s money at gunpoint…

    No wait, Madoff swindled Fred out of his money because Fred is an idiot who trusts snake oil salesmen. See also: Omar Minaya, Tony Bernazard, Steve Phillips, etc…

    A rich slumlord does not a good baseball team owner make.

  5. sincekindergarten August 12, 2009 at 4:55 am
    Still not going, not buying merchandise, etc., until the Wilpons surrender and sell the team. Then, we’re three to five years away from being competitive.
  6. micalpalyn August 12, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    sk: No. Then the curse will be lifted. We will win a WS the NEXT year.
  7. gary s. August 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    maybe the mets can move to la to replace the dodgers and make fred happy..and the dodgers can move to chittyfield..they have a rotunda waiting for them..