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Still plenty of seats available for the Mets home opener

Mar 14, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

Citi Field

I feel like we do this every year: note that the Mets struggle mightily to sell tickets, especially for early season games.  But just because we do it every year doesn’t mean it isn’t a real thing, as Shannon Shark at the Mets Police demonstrates.

The upshot: if you have 11 friends and you all want to go see the Mets on Opening Day it’s really not gonna be a problem, dudes.


  1. gigab0t - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    An afternoon game…on a Monday…against the Padres…

    I am not wasting a sick day on that.

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:56 PM

      you don’t want to visit Amway, I hear it is a big attraction.

    • gloccamorra - Mar 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM

      Plus, it’s April Fools Day. OTOH, you may not want to go to work that day – a half empty stadium is probably the safest place to be.

  2. steelers88 - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Hmm… Wonder why?

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM

      cause the Yankees home opener is the same day.

      • thebadguyswon - Mar 14, 2013 at 5:52 PM

        How many Yankees/Mets fans have you ever met?

        Its because the Mets stink and Mets fans don’t blindly support their team when they suck year after year. If you take a look at TV ratings, you will notice that the Mets ratings were among the Top 10 in all of baseball. We watch. We don’t go to many games.

      • gloccamorra - Mar 15, 2013 at 2:56 PM

        Same time too. Against the Red Sox. Great bit of scheduling there – is MLB trying to tell the Wilpons something?

  3. gza385 - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Want to sell out your home opener? How about not selling bleeder seats for $63 a pop, you losers.

  4. icanspeel - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Mets fans can’t complain about the opponent since it’s a team they can beat.. unless Mets fans complain about the opponent since they expect the opponents team to draw fans which the Padres won’t draw many of their own fans.

  5. paperlions - Mar 14, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Will this serve as the “2013 Preview: New York Mets” post?

    • jwbiii - Mar 14, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      Nah. Somebody has to remind us about their outfield and give an opinion on whether they’ll finish ahead of the Marlins.

      • dan1111 - Mar 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

        They don’t have an outfield, and the Marlins preview implicitly gives an opinion on whether they’ll finish ahead of the Marlins.


  6. tsi431 - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    If you read the link, the Mets charge 3-5 times the amount the other teams do for opening day. If Santana was pitching or if R.A. Dickey was still on the team and pitching, it would of sold out. But, Jon Niese starting, no thanks.

    Seating quality goes up with the price, of course.

    Mets $39, $63, $84
    Washington $10, 17, 22
    Atlanta $13, 20, 24
    Philadelphia $20, $23, $32 for the good seats, thus always a sell out.
    Miami $20, 25, 30
    Colorado $4, not a typo
    Pittsburgh $15,$17,$23 for the good seats, thus always a sell out.

    • fissels - Mar 15, 2013 at 9:04 AM

      No way I pay those prices to watch a so-so team.

  7. hojo20 - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Awesome! $87 to see basically a triple A team on a freezing cold April afternoon.

  8. sharksfan754 - Mar 14, 2013 at 7:06 PM

    Going to the A’s home opener for $35 for sec 235 (2nd level left field bleachers). On Wednesdays these seats used to be $2. I bet if I went April 2nd they’d be $10…

  9. mazblast - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    If you want to see fans and a city make too much about 1/162 of a season, come to Cincinnati. Opening Day is always a sellout, irrational exuberance abounds, and the town is positively bipolar based on the results of one game. Then on Wednesday night, you can get a good seat cheap, just buy a relatively cheap one and move down, enjoy yourself, and the game means just as much in the standings.

    • jm91rs - Mar 15, 2013 at 8:34 AM

      You’re the first person I’ve ever heard have a problem with the city celebrating opening day. I take you enjoy half-full stadiums and fans that aren’t excited when baseball is finally back?

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