So like most people in this forum, I received an email today from the Mets, telling me that Ps and Cs report next month and most importantly, to get my order in on one of the five Grand Slam ticket packages they're now offering.
Not that i have any intention of buying Met tix from any source other than Stub Hub this season but for S$&Ts and giggles, I was curious to see what they were offering early bird buyers.
Each of the packages includes tickets for four games with different themes (Playoff package featuring playoff teams from last year, divisional package, Saturday pack, Sunday pack, and Matinee) and of course a ticket to the All Star Fan Fest at the Javitz Center. Each package was identically priced, from $99 to $349.
So I explored.
First of all, none of the packages can be had at the listed price of $99. That's because they add an $11 Seat Fee and of course $10 for a handling fee. So if i wanted a single ticket for the cheapest seat it would cost me $120, or $30 a game.
Ok, still not horrible. Where would they be seating me for this $30?
Deep right field line by the foul pole!!!! Section 503, row 17!!!!!!!
What f-ing A-holes!!!! Here it is nearly 3 months before the start of the season,and if I was stupid enough to plunk down $120 in advance for one of their packages they'll reward my loyalty to a team that won't spend a nickle on new talent by sticking me in the right field corner????
Are they out of their f-ing minds? How stupid do they think we are?
Haha yep got that Email as well. I go to anywhere from 12-20 games a season but I never buy the packages I always just buy single game tickets on Stubhub. I also bought the 10 dollar student tickets a lot of the time last season. All I needed to do was show them my college ID.
Last year I went to a Mets game against the Nationals (they lost 5-2 to the Nationals, of course) and paid something like $115 per ticket to sit 5-6 rows behind the Mets dugout, and on the home plate side of the dugout too. I think that's a million times better than paying $30 to sit in basically the nosebleeds.
In unrelated news, Danny Espinosa's home run in that game was the loudest sound I've ever heard a baseball bat make when hitting a ball. The absolute second he made contact it was obvious it was going to be a bomb, and it was. Landed like 3/4 of the way up the Pepsi Porch.