The Mets announced this week that 2010 ticket prices would be reduced for certain plans.
This led to some good discussion amongst
Loge 13'ers. Even with the discounts, ticket prices still don't offer the same value fans had at the previous stadium. As Doug wrote:
Face it. CitiField price points do no even come close to those of
Shea Stadium when taking view, price, and quantity of games into
Remember, there were NO 15 game plans offered anywhere except PB,
PRI, and PR. At Big Shea, you could get pretty much any 13 or 15 game
plan in the Loge, Mezz, and even the UD for the Sat and Sun plans.
There were options for everyone.
Not at Citi. Want to sit low? You need to shell out for a 40-game
plan, and then you are seated in the OF. Gimmie a break. The price
points at Citi were developed to steer people into buying FST.
And As Paul mentioned, fans also got rights to post season tickets with Shea partial season plans. That doesn't happen in Citi.
All of this reminded me of a brilliant idea I had last summer, which I wrote down then promptly forgot until now: The Pu Pu Platter Ticket Plan
Here is how it would work: Let fans buy 15 games (or more) but switch up the seat assignments.
Three games are in Pepsi Porch, three are in Promenade, three in Excelsior
and a few are even in the field level, which is currently off limits to almost all fans not independently wealthy.
This Pu-Pu Platter plan would let
folks with long-term designs on rooting for the Mets get a taste of the
entire new stadium and help them make informed decisions about where they might like to eventually settle.
Plus it would fill out the stadium (EX - fill the higher prices seats
with Sampler fans for the Pirates and other "Value" series).
Lets face it - the Mets ownership is in a bind for 2010. They are going to lose alot of full and partial season ticket holders who signed up for the inaugural season and got hosed. Now it's time to get creative and offer fans plans with real value. Feff and Fred, call me and I'll explain the Pu Pu Platter Plan in more detail.