— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on August 30 at 8:30AM
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The Mets are the only first place team in New York City this morning. While we enjoy a two-game lead over the pesky Phillies, The Spankees are struggling to stay relevant in the AL East.

But in at least one category, the Yankees have already defeated the Mets:

Yesterday, the Evil Empire announced their 2009 full AND PARTIAL season ticket plans for the new Yankee Stadium (thanks for the heads-up Glenn!).

Besides the full season plan, fans have a choice to get a 41, 20, 15, 12 or 11 game plan. And the Yankees provided an online relocation guide to help their fans find their way to the new ballpark -- and perhaps keep not just their seats but also their proximity to other fans with whom they have sat for many years.

Upon first glance, it doesn't appear the prices for comparable seats are that much higher in the new park (granted, the prices are already pretty high). On one fan site, a Yankee partial planner wrote: "If my seats in the new Stadium end up in the same area as this current Stadium, and the price for next season is the same as this season, I will personally send the Brothers Steinbrenner a thank you card."

There's a satisfied customer.

Meanwhile, Met partial season ticket holders have officially heard nothing. In comments and private e-mails to Loge13.com, quite a few Met fans have expressed their dismay over the fate of 2009 partial ticket plans. The only message from Mets brass was the quote from Dave Howard earlier this week.

At least two folks have told me they were told the Mets will announce something about partial plans in September. That is just a second-hand rumor but there you go. Longtime Loge13 reader Doug has been a solid believer that partial plans are coming and we all hope he's right. But now the Mets have to once again follow in the footsteps of the Yankees (ugh) who seem to have put together a thoughtful, fan-friendly migration plan for their middle class fan base.



[September 4, 2008 4:52 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Paul Leschitz said

Posted on mets.com TODAY...You just have to buy a 10 Game Playoff Pack, tickets to the last 10 games of the year plus a $250 dollar deposit per seat and guess what??? You not only get tickets to ALL the playoff games this year but yes...Tickets for Citi Field in 2009. Just being a plan holder for 10 games beats being a Tuesday/Friday, Mini, Saturday or Sunday Plan Holder for God knows how many years (Myself its 22 years) when it comes to being offered tickets in Citi Field for 2009. Says alot about how they care about us and makes me mad as hell. What do you all think?

[September 5, 2008 11:28 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Kingman said

I completely agree. They are trying to absorb every dollar they can to round out Citi's 2009 season ticket quota. Shea partial plan loyalty does not factor into the equation.

[September 6, 2008 9:37 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Paul Leschitz replied to Kingman

It should....Every other years anyone who want seasons tickets had to pick from what was left. Bottom line is 10 Game Pack should NOT come ahead of ANY plan holder.

[September 6, 2008 9:38 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Paul Leschitz replied to Kingman

It should....Every other year anyone who want seasons tickets had to pick from what was left. Bottom line is 10 Game Pack should NOT come ahead of ANY plan holder.


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