Once again I get to say: “I told you so.”
People were talking about the tickets prices all year. I mentioned in previous blogs the Mets would lower them for next year and the Mets have.
It is only for the season ticket holders, for now. Early Christmas present STH’s? Well, that depends. Is a 10 percent decrease good enough for you? How about 20 percent?
See the thing is, it depends where you are sitting, this according to Matt Cerrone over on Metsblog.
Thanks to CFoD reader Janice for emailing me this. Here is what she received:
We are currently finalizing our ticket pricing for 2010. Season Ticket prices will be reduced by an average of more than 10 percent, with several seating areas being adjusted by more than 20 percent. Every Season Ticket Holder invoice for 2010 will be less than 2009.
Okay. I guess I can somewhat roll with that only because if you can afford to get season tickets in the first place, you’re in a position where you’re fine.
While it is great the Mets are trying to look out for the season ticket holders. What about your loyal single ticket holders or mini-plan holders? Something still needs to be done for us.
Since the Mets are still finalizing the ticket prices, let’s not jump down their throats just yet. We’ll probably find out in January.
Here’s what Dave Howard, VP of baseball ops had to say:
We’ve lowered our [season] ticket prices in response to these challenging conditions.
This move underscores our appreciation of our fans’ ongoing loyalty and support. We are committed to delivering exceptional service and value to our customers at Citi Field in 2010.
The Mets are saying they understand the economic hardship the fans are going through. Probably because now they are going through it after the Madoff scandal. We’ll see how all of this works out.
One other note, unlike this year where they sold half of the season at the beginning of the year and the rest later, tickets for all games will go on sale at the same time. Thank goodness!