I’m not really surprised by this announcement. Honestly, tickets can only go up after a team rises from the dead for the first time in nine years. What I want to see change is the price of stadium concessions, and I want it to go down. I mean, why would I pay $7 dollars for a water at the game when I can get it for $1.50 at the corner Duane Reade? Of course, the obvious loophole is going to one of the bars located throughout the stadium and asking for tap water. Since it is illegal to sell tap water, the bars at the various stadium lounges have no choice but to give you some, but they don’t do it reluctantly, they give it to you with a smile, so I’m never bashful to ask for some.
Now, let me get back on track, after all, this article is about the prices of the game tickets.
According to SI.com, ticket prices are expected to increase by about three percent. While we could have someone come in and analyze how this could add up after buying tickets throughout the season, the truth is an $11 dollar ticket will probably go up to $12, as they never charge $11.34 or anything else with cents involved. And, if the $11 dollar ticket has to go up, it’ll go up to $12 dollars. Which is why I find the exact percentage of 2.86% released by Mets executive Paul DePodesta a bit phony. Either way, the slight uptick won’t put a dent in my cheap seats buying wallet, and to be honest, someone playing $100 for a premium seat probably won’t notice that the bill for a ticket is a few more bucks anyway, as the people who sit in premium seats generally tend to be more “wealthy”.
So, buy and large, this isn’t big news. I’m happy we have an exciting team to root for.