Yesterday, I was complaining about how the Mets dispensed opening day tickets. That was the same day the Mets announced they have already pre-sold 2.5 million tickets for the 2007 season, one month earlier than it took to sell the same amount last year.
So for the Mets, the system works, even if real fans have been shut out for opening day.
It’s easy to pre-sell tickets if you force fans to buy seats they don’t want and won’t use, through these seven-pack offerings. And since when did “seven pack” enter the lexicon? We know what a six-pack is: for some (like me), it refers to one’s abs. For others (also like me), it refers to one’s college breakfast. Just like that seventh beer, the seventh ticket comes with a painful price but we’re too far gone to say no.
We only care because as long as this new ticket system works,the better the odds all loyal partial season ticket holders will be shut out of the new stadium in 2009.