@MHealeySports has been tweeting some fascinating old Mets articles. Here’s a fun one from 1996 (back when Khan had us all distracted with the Eugenics Wars.) I love the quote from Dave…seems he has been using the value line since the 20th Centiry. The bold is mine.
Despite a lackluster 71-91 season, the Mets will raise most of their ticket prices at Shea Stadium in 1997.
‘‘We’ve rescaled our ticket pricing to better reflect the value of each seat,” said Dave Howard, Mets vice president. In a letter to season ticket-holders, Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, the Mets’ owners, said that ”developing a championship team” required that ”we take steps to price our tickets more competitively.”
Do note that Saint Doubleday is mentioned as part of the increase.