— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on December 5 at 2:06PM
The Mets sent out their 2009 Kids Club plan. It's still only $25 and here's what you get for the money:

  • Welcome Letter from the New York Mets
  • Membership ID Card with Lanyard
  • Membership Certificate
  • Club Visor
  • Commemorative Banner Flag
  • Photo Album
  • Mets Folder
  • 3 Issues of the Kids Club Newsletter
  • Birthday Card from the Mets
  • $5 Game Card for ESPN Zone's Sports Arena
  • 1 free admission to the New York Hall of Science with Kids Club ID Card
  • Official Popcorn of the New York Mets 1oz bag of Popcorn, Indiana Kettle Corn
  • Free SUBWAY FRESH FIT FOR KIDSTM meal coupon from SUBWAY® Restaurants and a bookmark
  • Sample bag of Wise Puffed Cheez Doodles
  • Special 2-for-1 coupon discount offer on admission to the New York City Transit Museum
  • Buy 1 Get 1 free coupon for Aquafina FlavorSplash
  • Chances to win prizes and much more!
  • Plus a Special Holiday Gift
  • Potential purchase opportunities at Citi Field and KeySpan Park

That last bullet item seems odd. Didn't the Mets Kids Club guarantee actual tickets at Shea Stadium? I bought the club thing two years ago (for my kids, not me silly) and we all went to the picnic area through tickets that i thought came from the membership. My memory may be foggy, however.

[December 7, 2008 12:26 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Mary Goudoras said

No, your memory is not foggy. They did give you a coupon to turn in for 2 tickets to a weekday game during the season. I had gotten the kids club for my son for about 6 years now and we always went to a game.

[December 7, 2008 2:53 PM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

I just came across a note about this in Newsday from Thanksgiving weekend.

From http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-spmedia5944641nov28,0,5732967,full.column

Strange but true: Mets nix kid tix to new stadium

By design, Citi Field has far less capacity than Shea Stadium, and thus tickets will be tougher to come by than ever.

That includes members of the Mets' Kids Club, in which a 2009 membership still costs $25 and includes stuff such as a banner, visor and photo album. But because of Citi's "more intimate environment," it no longer includes two tickets to a weekday night game.

"We've seen all these articles about sticking it to the little guy, but now they have stuck it to the littlest guys and the future supporters of their game," wrote a reader whose daughter was in the '08 club.

A spokesman said the Mets still are "exploring additional membership benefits" for the package

[December 8, 2008 8:53 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Doug said

Reason for no kids tickets? Lower capacity.

The Mets could give discount coupons for all those four or five mid-week getaway 12:05 games (the games that aren't in a 15-game plan)... which wouldn't be bad for a kid to attend. At least the children will be home for supper.


[December 10, 2008 6:24 PM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

I just saw the mets start a similar club but for the general public. http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/fan_forum/club_mets.jsp

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