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The Mets deny gouging Yankees families

May 29, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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Yesterday the New York Post reported that some Yankees family members felt gouged by the fact that their tickets to the Subway Series games at Citi Field cost them $250. Meanwhile, family seats for the recent Braves series were only $80.  A Mets spokesman, however, says no one was gouged:

“The tickets are the same as Mets family members and priced the same as Mets family pays for tickets,” a spokesman for the Amazin’s told the paper. “Because of the variable pricing, ticket prices are different. It’s the same as Opening Day. It’s not gouging.”

Maybe the Mets want to look into their variable pricing model. Their high-demand series against the Yankees has not drawn well.

 

  1. mathieug79 - May 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Why do we even care, they make more money than most of us..

  2. stex52 - May 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Same thing happens when the Yankees or Red Sox come into Houston. It’s not as extreme, but they charge more for the premium draws.

    Not saying we have to like it.

    • historiophiliac - May 29, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      I’m proud that tickets to Tigers games in Arlington are now premium. :)

  3. chill1184 - May 29, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    People are such babies, if you dont like a particular price for something then dont pay it. This isnt hard

    • mclovinib - May 29, 2013 at 12:44 PM

      some people walk up before the game to buy tickets expecting normal prices no matter the team, but receive a rude awakening when buying tickets to a premium game.how are you going to tell your 2 kids standing in a ticket line the prices are double the normal price and were not going to buy them? what these greedy ownership groups mostly don;t seem to recognize is that the real money they receive from fans attending games comes not from tickets but from concessions and hats and clothing they purchase at said game…
      last year at orioles games they had retro prices that were $4 a seat in the centerfield seating area, we took our 2 kids to 4 or 5 games under those prices and the kids loved every minute of each game and you know what…we spent money while we were there and the stands were pretty full for each game…

  4. sdelmonte - May 29, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    The variable pricing never hurt Subway Series ticket sales before. I think a mix of weeknight play, the weather, and the Mets’ down season aren’t helping. Will be interesting to see what happens tonight, given that Yankees fans continue to not embrace their team.

    • stex52 - May 29, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      Boy, don’t tell them that on this website. That’s a bunch of angry Yankee supporters at the article on Rivera’s blown save. At least this crowd is embracing them.

      BTW, I picked up Harvey for my fantasy team. He is amazing. You Mets guys must love him.

      • stex52 - May 29, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        Wow, they must still be angry. Hey guys, I was actually kind of complimenting you for caring.

      • sdelmonte - May 29, 2013 at 1:48 PM

        Love him. And worry about him. It’s hard to not think this won’t last, as both a Mets fan used to things going wrong; and a baseball fan who’s seen too many Kerry Woods.

      • stex52 - May 29, 2013 at 1:53 PM

        You know what he is that may bode well. An efficient pitcher. He is getting deep into these games having only thrown 80-85 pitches. So he is available to save the relief staff a lot, and he is not wasting a lot of activity to get deep. That says to me he is also a smart pitcher. I hope he is around for quite a while.

  5. db105 - May 29, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    What’s wrong with charging market rate? That’s what a business is suppose to do. If they don’t then someone (scalpers) else will.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 29, 2013 at 11:52 AM

      By all accounts the series was like a 2nd grade talent show: if you weren’t family, you probably didn’t go. Perhaps the Mets were just taking a page out of the Yankees playbook for how to keep people away from home games.

  6. dondada10 - May 29, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    The Subway Series isn’t drawing well?

    Dear god, Stubhub, this time you’ve gone too far!

  7. drewsylvania - May 29, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    $250 for two second-rate lineups? Where do I sign up??

    • paperlions - May 29, 2013 at 1:09 PM

      Second rate lineups take offense to this comment.

  8. 13arod - May 29, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    its common sense they will rise prices when good teams come to town

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