Alright. I am going to clear up some things for everyone. People are in panic mode because some information got lost in translation. This is the problem with online stories. Sometimes information ends up missing.
Those who have season tickets received invoices with their tickets prices for All-Star Week.It is not just for the All-Star Game.
When Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com wrote about the price one season ticket holder with seats in the Promenade section received, which was “$799 apiece — plus a $20 convenience fee”, some people flew off the handle thinking it was only for the All-Star game.
I spoke with someone at the Mets ticket office today and was told that if you are a season ticket holder, the tickets purchased for the All-Star game will be a package with tickets for:
- The futures game and the Celebrity softball game
- The Home Run Derby
- The All-Star game
- FanFest at the Javits (two tickets)
- One commemorative program.
There you have it. Ticket prices for just the All-Star game have yet to be announced. For the Yankee Stadium All-Star game in 2008, single game tickets were ranged from $50-$225. Ticket packages for the 2008 All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, if you want to compare, started at $600 for bleacher seats and went as high as $1,600 for Field Championship seats (Rows A-K). I expect those prices to just about double for Citi Field.
There were no single ticket sales last year for Kauffman Stadium for the general public with the exception of standing room only. In 2010, tickets for the game in Anaheim ranged from $185-$360. The 2011 game at Chase Field was priced around “the battered local economy in and around Phoenix” according to NBCSports.com.
We’ll have to just sit and wait to see what happens with Citi Field. With the backlash I am already seeing, I would not be surprised if people just wait to see if ticket prices are lowered.