Yesterday’s discussion prompted some passionate responses. Y’all in Flushing might want to call an emergency meeting. By the way, I still have gotten even $6 for the tix I can’t use tomorrow.
From the post “Robbing Peter To Pay Paul In The New York Mets Tic…“:
well said. if the secondary market crashed this year, I think the primary market, to an extent, crashes next year.
a year ago, we were made to believe that the only way to get into Citi Field (which we all wanted to do a year ago) was to buy , with the idea being to get plan holders to upgrade out of fear. then, eventually, they released those mini plans, and i really believed that there wouldn’t be much left for individual game tickets, and probably so did many others, because a lot of people bought those packages for the 15 game “Saturday” plan with 5 weeknights. deceptive? yes.
if ticket holders were part of a union, maybe we could have sued.
for 2010, my guess is a drop in EVERY ticket package out there. but remember that most of the StubHub market was made from those packages’ leftovers and not from individual game ticket holders who bought and couldn’t go. i think the Mets will end up with a lot of tickets in their hands on the primary market and not so much on the secondary market. it will probably be a buyers market, just not as much (hey, would you rather see the Mets get your service fee or StubHub? I’d rather go to the box office in person and avoid both).
I have 15-packs, and I can’t even GIVE the tickets away – most of the Mets fans I know don’t even want to go for free.
I declared a major victory the other night when I was able to sell my tickets for $10 each ($8 after fees) to the
I can say for sure that no way I re up for my seasons without a dramatic price decrease. Had 4 in 127, moved to 331 for the second half, after the Mets kept under cutting our stub offers with half price baseline boxes in “Flushing Flash” email blasts. These seats average face of about $87 per seat. I’d say I’m willing to pay $30 for these seats tops. I’d much rather commit my money to games I actually want to see then eat all those crappy weather and unappealing opponent tickets.
I am guessing most holders feel the same way. This in turn means a major revenue drop for the team. Consequently, I can’t see them spending anything to upgrade in the off season. Making me even happier to bail!
Posted by Anonymous to The Mets Police at August 18, 2009 10:59 AM
I had a weekday upper level outfield plan, I managed to make a little money and see a few games for free, but these past few weeks I’ve had trouble giving the games away. Even with that being said though, there is no way I would have made money without selling opening day. Next season unless the prices are reduced by at least 50% and the perks are increased, I am out.
Well, I bought Friday and Saturday Plans despite the fact they were misrepresented by including five weekday games each, which is inconvenient for a 9-to-5 worker who lives 90 minutes from Wilpon’s Folly. That was my choice. I figured I could easily sell or trade tickets I didn’t want, but no one could forsee how jinxed 2009 would be. I’m stuck, like many others. And as my soap opera with the Mets Disorganization continues, by not refunding my $23 for a blocked solo I bought, they’ve lost $2,000 from me in 2010.
The Mets will be the new St. Louis Browns if they don’t read the economy correctly for 2010. For example, Jets are on sale on this Web page; my company is offering decent Jets season tix and plans at a 20% discount. I’ve been a Football Giants fan since 1970, and I bought a ticket at face value from the Giants. All this would be UNTHINKABLE a year ago, before the economic collapse.
In 1970, the highest-priced ticket at Shea was $4.50 (about $30 in 2009 dollars, and yes, I know the players’ salaries are higher ). However, a Cubs fan I know walked up to the box office at on gameday and got a solo four rows behind home at the Cubs highest price—$80—and their payroll and fanbase ain’t like them Buccos.
From the MLB field to the tragic minors to incompetent PR shills to the awful minor-league park the Mets imposed on us, the state of the Mets is morbid.
Maybe I’ll hit a game or two in 2010 for comic relief.
I had season tix for several years, and I gave them up after last season from a combination of cost and the recession. Needless to say, i’m thrilled that I did. The going rate as of last month for Mets tix was at least 50% off. I’m sure its lower now, especially if you have primo seats where the mkt value runs as low as 20% of list price and lots of tix never get sold at any price.
I have zero intention of buying season tix next year. Even in 2006-2008, it was extremely difficult to sell games during the season that I couldn’t go to, unless it was opening day or the Yankees. This way, I can pretty much go to any game that I want (with a healthy discount off list). There is no way seats will sell above list unless the Mets decide to cut prices by 50% or more. Therefore, why buy seasons? I can’t see any upside. I was recently offered seats in a suite with unlimited food to a weekend game at less than 100 bucks/seat! And if you are unlucky enough to try to sell seats in the 500 level, you will be lucky to get 10 bucks for each one.
The Mets are going to be facing some tough decisions next year, but their problems are our gains.
By the way, while this isn’t the biggest blog in the world, it does get over a thousand unique visitors every day and not a single person has yet revealed themselves to be part of the market research that David Howard said the Mets did. That’s odd. I also continue to find it odd that to the best of my knowledge none of the blogs (even Metsblog) or the beat reporters mentioned it. Nobody on twitter. Howie and Gary never mentioned it while I was listening or watching.
So if you were part of the research, I’d love to hear from you.