October 5th, 2015
This postseason will include the New York Mets for the first time since the year 2006. The fans are excited, and they have a right to be. But why are the Mets third-party postseason ticket prices so high?
First and foremost, it’s important to note that the Mets are not selling tickets directly throughout their website. With the exception of the odd lottery, all tickets have been sold to season ticket and plan holders. Currently, I just purchase single game tickets through a Dunkin Donuts BOGO offer, as I truly believe that this is the best way to save money on tickets, and you can gauge if you actually want to go to the game with hours notice.
Now, I really wish I was a 20 game plan holder. However, like plenty other Mets fans out there, I’m just not. So, third party websites like StubHub and Ticketmaster are going to be my go-to channel for postseason access. Mets NLDS games, though, are going to set you back upwards of $140 dollars for a standing room ticket. Since this is my first experience with Postseason ticket sales, I thought this was normal, until I looked at the other prices of postseason games in other ballparks.
Here are the cheapest SEATS, (not standing room) available on StubHub for the first DS game of every team: Chicago $277, Mets $170, Toronto $139, Kansas City $130, Pittsburgh $100,St Louis $83, Dodgers $57, Texas $55, Houston $52, Yankees $43.
Obviously, this is a supply and demand issue, the Cubs, Mets and Tornoto all haven’t been to the postseason in a long time, and have exciting teams. The Cubs and the Mets with the youth. The Blue Jays with the offense and the popular veterans.
Surprisingly, the Yankees have the cheapest postseason prices, which I was extremely surprised about. Then again, Yankees fans are strange fans, so I guess we shouldn’t be so surprised….