The Mets will introduce dynamic pricing for 2012 single game tickets. The face value of single game tickets will initially be offered in March 2012 at prices at or below 2011 prices. As time progresses, those prices may be adjusted on a real-time basis, either upwards or downwards, based on market demand. The ability for the Mets to adjust prices throughout the season will provide all fans with a variety of pricing options.
However, the Mets will not price single game tickets in Season Ticket Holder areas below the Season Ticket Holder discounted prices.
The dynamic pricing system will be powered by Qcue, Inc., which provides dynamic pricing for live entertainment and sports teams including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. In addition, Qcue works with clubs in the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League.
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.
The Mets are the only team that charges to mail your tickets to you, though amazingly enough all 30 teams charge to print your own tickets at home. I’m still scratching my head at that one.
If you don’t want to pay the Mets’ ticket fees, my advice is to wait and get your tickets at the gameday sales window at Citi Field. The fees don’t currently apply to tickets purchased at the ballpark. Of course, who knows whether that will still be true next year?
The Mets are still indicating that their All-Star outfielder will be ready to start the season, but who knows? With each setback — no matter how minor — it becomes less likely that we’ll ever see the Carlos Beltran of old again.
I’m excited about Jeff Torborg, Bobby Bonilla and Eddie Murray – I think the Mets will do great things in 1992!
Well, even though it didn’t quite work out that way, that’s really what I was thinking when I got this pre-season ticket sales brochure around this time 19 years ago. (I found it when I was going through some old baseball memorabilia over the weekend.)