Cheap Seats at Citi Field
With 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!