Met spam went out this morning, offering the faithful Citi Field Subway Series Ticket pack. You can buy a ticket to the Met/Yankees series...as long as you buy tickets to four other games.
I took a look at the process. After selecting two tickets for tomorrow's game, then a Dodgers, Phillies, Braves and D-backs game, I got my suggested price. $900.
BTW, they are only selling seats in the more expensive areas (Metro box, Baseline box, etc.), not Promenade box or other less expensive locales.
As Ron Hunt said, "The Flushing Flash
The soldout Subway series is now available because they haven't sold enough
season tickets or six packs and are now offering deals."
BTW, for the first subway series game at Citi Field, there are currently 3,141 tickets available on StubHub
. Presumably the Mets are holding at least an equal number of tickets. So who actually has tickets to this game, beyond season ticket holders?
On another note, Ron Hunt reports this parking update:The Flushing Flash
A flyer was handed out at the Southfield parking lot this morning, dated 6/9/09.
Now for weekday day games the $4 rate is in effect until 9AM, then full rate
$18. For weekday night games the $4 rate is in effect until 12noon, then full
rate. And for weekday games vs. the Yanks and during the US Open the commuter
lot is closed until 4 hour prior to gametime and then it's the full rate.
The latest MeiGray Group auction ends Thursday night. Among the more collectible of the collectibles - an original lighted Men's Bathroom sign
The listing describes it as "An original Shea artifact that spans Shea Stadium's 45 seasons. This original bathroom sign hung in Shea's Upper Level throughout the stadium's history. (Size 8" x "12)."
It can be yours for only $250. Amazingly no one has bid on either this or the Women's Bathroom sign. Man if only I had been born rich. Every bathroom in my house would have a lit sign. On second thought, I wouldn't need the Women's sign because my wife would have left me after spending money on bathroom signs.
According to TicketsNow.com
, Paul McCartney will be the first rock concert at Citi Field, although nothing is yet confirmed.
Citing "various reliable touring industry executives," the site said Paul will play July 17 and 18 during the All-Star break. A third show may be added for July 21.
Paul played a part in the last concerts at Shea Stadium, when Billy Joel was the headliner
. Of course, before his successful solo career, McCartney played in a small little rock and roll band that played the first concert ever at Shea
, which was the first time ANY rock band played a stadium show.
Folks can debate Shea Stadium's aesthetic limitations and its contributions to baseball lore, but there is no questioning the Mets former home's contribution to rock and roll history. It was the only arena on earth to host The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, Grand Funk Railroad, The Police, REM, The Clash and The Rutles. Not impressed yet? Peruse the Shea Rocks section
of Loge13 and you will change your mind,
Paul would be the best choice to play the first gig, no doubt. Expect an official announcement in two weeks.