It is official: Loge13 will be in Citi/Taxpayer Field next year.
Specifically, we will be in Promenade Box Section 427...or The Prom as I like to call our new home.
Ironically, 4+2+7 = 13
. How is that for some creepy numerological karma?
The best part: all the Loge13 denizens are together! The Bayside crew and Ron Hunt and the Kingman clan are in one row. I have to give a big thank you to the Mets ticket office, which was ultimately responsive to our requests to remain near each other. Big kudos.
We did the 15 game all-weekday plan. That means we will be going the following games at Prom 427:
|Monday||April 13||7:10 p.m.||San Diego Padres|
|Tuesday||April 28||7:10 p.m.||Florida Marlins|
|Thursday||May 7||7:10 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Tuesday||May 12||7:10 p.m.||Atlanta Braves|
|Wednesday||May 27||7:10 p.m.||Washington Nationals|
|Thursday||June 11||7:10 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Thursday||June 25||1:10 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Thursday||July 9||7:10 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Tuesday||July 28||7:10 p.m.||Colorado Rockies|
|Monday||August 3||7:10 p.m.||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Monday||August 17||7:10 p.m.||San Francisco Giants|
|Thursday||August 20||7:10 p.m.||Atlanta Braves|
|Monday||August 24||1:10 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Wednesday||September 9||7:10 p.m.||Florida Marlins|
|Tuesday||September 22||7:10 p.m.||Atlanta Braves|
Of course, as mentioned elsewhere,
the drawback to the 15 game plan is no guaranteed post season tickets, just a chance to get them in pre-sale. But as Doug pointed out, this plan is cheaper, giving fans more coin to spend on the secondary market for postseason tickets, if you like.
I know many of you are aiming to get plans this week in the pre-sale. So Loge13 readers: let everyone know where you ended up in Payson Field.
Register Promenade427, and have it redirect to loge13....
"How are we getting plan / seat assignments?"
The whole process is being staggered. Some (myself included) were able to purchase today. Others will be able to buy Friday, some next week.
The process is just like buying tickets at mets dot com was last year. You choose your plan, and the seat category, and press the "Best Available" button. After entering the magic words, the site searches for tickets, then comes back with section, row, and seats. You can keep them up or press your luck and try again, hoping to avoid the whammy.
When you check-out, you section, row, and seats are confirmed. You will be sent a bill once the Mets apply any refund / credit you may be entitled to. (Told that takes a couple of days).
I had a Tuesday / Friday plan for the past 13 years.
Your complaint isn't the first I've read about the pecking order. However, I wouldn't worry about getting tickets.. I doubt the Mets in all their wisdom would permit old plan owners to add seats if there was a potential shortage.
From what I have gathered, and from what I experienced while shopping for seats yesterday, the 15-game plan buyers are unlikely to secure Row 1 or 2 seats in a Promenade Box unless you are out in Left Field. Those persons are also unlikely to secure Promenade Infield Seats in anything but the last 4 rows.
There are plenty of decent Promenade OF Res tickets available for purchase. I didn't look at LF Landing.. I wouldn't want to sit there. I could have had row 1 PR OF tickets, but opted for being high and behind the plate.