Loge 13 residents have recently been in touch with Mets brass about the status of our ticket plans beyond 2008. We were told the same party line: upgrade your package to a fullseason plan ASAP or take a hike.
As we enter our 23rd — and as of now final – season as Met ticket holders, I am a) not surprised at the Mets stance and b) not too excited about the 2008 season.
MetsGrrl posted a ticket manifesto recently. She is also a long time partial plan owner and also disgusted with how the Mets are treating loyal fans. You should read the entire post, as she expresses disdain for the Mets last game lotto, as we did a week back. On the subject of transferring plan owners to Citi Field, MetsGrrl says:
The whole thing smacks more of fearmongering than any kind of marketing savvy. At some point, no one will care. At some point, the people who have $5k for a full season have stepped up to the plate. There will be those people who panic at the last minute and commit, but my gut is that it’s not going to be a number that will make a true financial difference to the Mets.
I’m trying hard to understand why someone who has had a Saturday plan for 10 years would have less priority in Citi Field than someone who coughed up the cash for a full season in 2008. I do not expect to have the same priority as our friends on the Loge who have had their Tuesday/Friday plan for twice as long as I have.
I hate to mention That Team From The Bronx on here at all, especially in comparison to the Mets, but I can tell you that:
1) Plan holders have already been told what their rights are regarding all games, INCLUDING the All Star Game
2) Plan holders have also been told that they will receive information regarding what will happen in 2009 in a few months.
Come on, Wilpons. Step UP here
MetsGrrl advises her readers to call the Met ticket office to complain. We’ve been on the case and will continue. But this will probably go down to the wire.