The Mets have announced that they will be cutting ticket prices for the 2010 season for season ticket holders. They will also not raise any prices of tickets for those without a ticket plan.
Here’s the Mets press release they sent out to ticket-plan holders…
The New York Mets today announced across the board decreases in the price of Season Tickets for the 2010 season at Citi Field with no increase in the price of any ticket next year.
The average ticket price on a full-season basis will drop by more than 10 percent with reductions in select locations in excess of 20 percent. Every Season Ticket Holder will see a decrease in their invoice for next season.
The price of the least expensive seat will remain at $11.
"The Mets are sensitive to the economic realities facing our fans and we have lowered our ticket prices in response to these challenging conditions," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations. "This move underscores our appreciation of our fans’ ongoing loyalty and support. We are committed to delivering exceptional service and value to our customers at Citi Field in 2010."
Wonderful news. A smart PR move by the Mets that will get people back into the seats.
Oh, and by the way, this morning in my “Nine Innings” interview on Jesse Spector’s blog, when he asked me what I would do if I was owner for a day, I responded with…
You're probably expecting some sort of roster move here, but I would slash ticket prices. By a lot. Look, the fans want to see your team play, so let them. Make the tickets cheaper. Get them through the gate and in their seats. Also, keep the food prices generally cheap because they're going to be hungry. More fans equals more purchases in the stadium. The team will still make its money.
Hire me, Mets! I know what the fans want!