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The leaked Mets ticket info we posted about before is now official.

The Mets just released a pile of info about Mets Citi Field tickets for 2011.

There's alot to digest here. For now, here be the press release:

METS REDUCE TICKET PRICES FOR 2011

Full Range of Adjustments Includes Average Price Decrease of 14% from 2010

Season Ticket Holders to Receive 10% Discount Off of Lower 2011 Prices, Increased Exclusive Benefits and Services, Unique Experiences

FLUSHING, N.Y., November 3, 2010 - The New York Mets today announced a restructured ticket pricing program for 2011 that includes a reduction of ticket prices by an average of more than 14% from last season. In addition, season ticket, ticket plan and group ticket customers receive an additional 10% discount.

Within the 14%-plus average price decrease, the Mets have made a full range of market-based adjustments to Citi Field's 41,800 seats:
  • Ticket prices for 62% of the ballpark have been reduced
  • More than half of all seats have double-digit price reductions
  • 18% of the seats have been cut by 20% or more
  • 8% of seats have price decreases of 30% or more
  • Several seat categories have modest increases that average approximately 5%

Season Ticket Holders will begin receiving their invoices - which reflect their additional 10% discounts - by next week.

Season Ticket Holders also will have access to once-in-a-lifetime opportunities through the new "Amazin' Mets Perks" (AMP) program of unique benefits and experiences. Season Ticket Holders who pay in full by December 15 will automatically be eligible for the "30-Day Amazin' Mets Perks" Daily Awards. Hundreds of winners will be chosen overall, with awards starting on November 21 and continuing daily to December 20.

The Mets have revised their variable pricing plan to four tiers named as followed: Marquee (four games), Premium (22), Classic (25) and Value (30).

The Mets have increased the number of tickets that cost $15 or less by 45% to 384,000 from 264,206 last season. Almost 2 million tickets, or 61% of total capacity, cost $50 or less, up from 54% in 2010. Single game tickets start at $12.

"The Mets are committed to providing quality and value to our fans," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations. "We reduced ticket prices for 2011 based on fan feedback and marketplace information. We introduced Season Ticket Holder discounts and the 'Amazin' Mets Perks' program as a way to thank and reward them for their loyalty and commitment."


This "AMP" thing is quite a scheme. Apparently, the sooner a season-ticket holder sends their check, the more points they earn towards the AMP drawing. Other benefits of paying up in full by Dec. 15:

  * Attend one MVP Event with Ownership, GM, Manager or Players (one person per seat in your account)

    * Take Batting Practice on the Field at Citi Field (one person per account; designated non-game days)

    * Bring Your Glove and Watch Batting Practice on the Field from the Left Center Field Warning Track at Citi Field (one person per seat in your account)

I am guessing the ticket discounts only apply to FULL season ticket holders. I see the site lists also the 40-game and 15-game plans atm. No other options.






[November 3, 2010 2:07 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Doug said

Kingman,

Both letter and website read that Plan and Group purchases WILL qualify for the 10 percent discount.

In addition, the new seating map posted at Mets dot com reads that indeed Row 1 & 2 surcharges have been eliminated for 300 and 400 level seating (as assumed based on the leaked data).

Checking the math, the "leaked" prices were spot on.

Dave Howard to be on the FAN at 4:30 pm today to discuss. (11/3)

Cheers!
-Doug

[November 3, 2010 4:03 PM]  |  link  |  reply
kingman said

Thanks, Doug.

[November 5, 2010 6:57 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Paul said

I paid less than this last year on my "Saturday Stub-Hub Plan" All my seats where in the Caesars Club Gold, All were $85 or Less except the Yankee Game which was $135. Best part was NO week night games I didn't want and NOT stuck with any "MEANINGFUL August & September Games" to get rid of or eat.


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