Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com:
The Mets will open their season on April 1 against the Padres, at 1:10 pm.
To see the game in person, the Mets least expensive individual ticket for Opening Day is $63. However, Opening Day is available at a lower price if purchased as part of a multi-game plan. In other words, they’re using Opening Day (a more desirable game) and All Star access to help sell tickets to games later in the summer (i.e., potentially less desirable games).
That said, with roughly two weeks before the game, Shannon from MetsPolice was able to find 12 tickets together in multiple sections as far down as Section 123, which you can read more about here.”Ticket sales have been strong,” Mets executive vice president of business operations Dave Howard told Newsday, regarding Opening Day. “We’re still confident that we’ll be sold out.”
I’m not going to pretend to know the ins and outs or business strategies behind why the Mets are pricing tickets the way they are for Opening Day. Nor do I know your financial situation and what you can or can’t afford for tickets to a baseball game. This is why I tend to not stand on a soap box and moan about pricing, because it’s about supply and demand, the value of a product and the ‘proof will be in the pudding,’ when we see how many people are in the ballpark. I mean, if it’s a sparse crowd, I’ll assume the strategy was flawed; if it’s sold out, good for the Mets. In other words, this verdict will be in soon enough…