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Kids go free to Citi Field this weekend

Francisco Rodriguez will return to Citi Field this weekend for the first time since being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Parents can get up to three free tickets for children 12 and under with the purchase of a regularly-priced seat for this weekend’s games against the Milwaukee Brewers. It’s a fan-friendly move aimed at helping to fill a stadium that’s likely to be half-empty or worse, considering the team’s August slide.

Of course, if the team had been more realistic in their ticket pricing from the start, it might not be necessary to hand out freebies now. Since it’s a summer weekend, Promenade Reserved seats – the ones that always seem to be empty – are $32 and prices climb from there.To watch the game from the field level (outfield reserved seating excluded), fans are being asked to spend at least $80 per seat.

On Sunday, Lincoln is sponsoring a David Wright drawstring bag giveaway. Kids 12 and under will be able to run the bases after the game. This will be a great opportunity for families to enjoy a fun & affordable day at the ballpark and get a souvenir. Too bad the Mets don’t offer this sort of value more often.

I’m still tempted to go myself to see Francisco Rodriguez‘s return to Citi Field, but I will probably save some money and go to a Newark Bears game instead.