The New York Mets and the SIPC trustee
overseeing the wind-down of Bernie Madoff's firm cut a deal
to sell the
fraudster's season tickets at CIti Field.
Madoff's firm owns two season
tickets in Citi Field's Delta Club Platinum section in the second row
behind home plate, which range from $295 to $695 each, depending on the
game. Similar seats selling on eBay, however, are listed for up to
twice the face value. The trustee, Irving H. Picard, says in bankruptcy
court filings that the tickets have a total face value of $80,190.
a deal reached with the Mets, Picard has exchanged the tickets for a
pair of Delta Club Gold tickets, located a few rows back, which have a
total face value of $60,750 and include access to the Delta Sky360 Club
and one free parking pass. The Mets will refund Picard the $19,440
price difference in the exchange.