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alpineinc
02-17-2010, 05:50 AM
Regarding the 6-packs. Anyone think I will do better with location if I call the office rather than order online? That worked for me with my 15 game plan.

I'd definitely call. Online is hit or miss, an actual person can pinpoint exact locations, etc.

Shea1012
02-17-2010, 08:34 AM
So I admit I am a glutton for punishment. But as a former season ticket holder the Knicks have called me recently to gauge my interest in locking in tickets for next season within a few weeks. See, they are smartly tying to get people to commit before July 1, I assume on the chance that they don't do to well in the free agent sweepstakes they lock people in early. Well, I am a die-hard fan and am salivating at the idea of them getting this T-Mac trade done so they have all this cap-space this summer for the Lebron/Bosh/Johnson/Wade sweepstakes. I have a gut feeling that Lebron comes to the Knicks if he doesn't win a title this year, but even without him, Johnson/Bosh make this team a top 4 seed in the east.

Anyway, this is a long winded way of asking if anyone has any interest in partnering up with me on Knick tickets for this coming season. If so PM me and we can talk further. As any long time NYer knows, when the Knicks are going well, they own this town like no other team - including the Yanks - since they are truly the ONLY game in town, whereas the Yanks/Mets, Jets/Giants, Rangers/Isles/devils all divide fans. We all know there are only 746 Net fans in existance, so they don't count.

If they somehow grab Lebron, that streak of 400+ sellouts in the 1990s will be challenged.

GordonGecko
02-17-2010, 08:43 AM
I'm all set with Knicks season tickets, but if they force me to put a deposit for 2010-11 and then don't sign anyone, I'm walking away and asking for my money back

Henderson24
02-17-2010, 11:30 AM
How long do the Mets plan on waitinf for tix sales? I would have thought by now some email notice would be out about rither OD lottery or single game tix...

If recent history is an indicator, the Mets will send out the Opening Day lottery notice some time within the next week. I think the lotter was held on the last Friday of February last year (was in Vegas and remember getting the good news via email that I had won). Opening Day tickets for the lottery winners will go on sale the first week of March. Individual game tickets will likely go on sale the 2nd Sunday of March (March 14). What remains to be seen is whether they will sell tickets for all games or just April - June games.

headshoes
02-17-2010, 11:38 AM
Speaking of which.. you wonder how much of a hit the Mets took by restricting the sale of late season games.. I can't imagine them doing that this year.. TAKE THE MONEY (whatever money is out there)

GordonGecko
02-17-2010, 12:02 PM
Anybody get a Twins OD lottery email yet?

headshoes
02-17-2010, 12:17 PM
Dear Twins Fan,

Thank you for registering for a chance to purchase tickets to the Minnesota Twins Inaugural Opening Series vs. the Boston Red Sox. We were thrilled with the incredible amount of interest and the number of registrants. Unfortunately, your entry was not selected for this ticket purchase opportunity.

Even though you weren't selected, it's not too late! There are many season ticket plans available to choose from - including 20-game plans which start at just $10 per ticket, per game. Lock in your preferred seat location for this historic season and enjoy the many benefits available exclusively to Twins season ticket holders including access to the Metropolitan Club, Postseason priority and Pro Shop discounts.

Season Ticket Information »

Thank you again for your participation, and we appreciate your continued support of the Minnesota Twins!

Win Twins!








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GordonGecko
02-17-2010, 12:20 PM
I won! I entered with a few email addresses and one of them came through. Presale is March 1



CONGRATULATIONS! You will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to one of the Inaugural Opening Series games at Target Field.

Tickets for this exclusive pre-sale will be made available online only at twinsbaseball.com/opportunity on Monday, March 1st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT.

This is your chance to purchase up to 4 tickets to one of the games played during the Twins series against the Boston Red Sox on April 12, 14 and 15. This is a first-come, first-served opportunity so there is no guarantee tickets will be available to all games by the time you log in to place an order. Due to the expected high demand, you may also experience a virtual waiting room after logging in. Please remember, this pre-sale has a ONE game, 4 ticket limit and as a result, attempted ticket purchases which exceed this limit will be cancelled.

To participate in this special online sale, you may click on the link below and log in with your assigned password beginning at 10 a.m. on March 1st.

headshoes
02-17-2010, 12:26 PM
What is the face values for Target Field? I gotta think the market will be huge.. Not sure if the Twins ever converted their ticket system into stubhubs (might be like the red sox and blue jays)

GordonGecko
02-17-2010, 12:32 PM
What is the face values for Target Field? I gotta think the market will be huge.. Not sure if the Twins ever converted their ticket system into stubhubs (might be like the red sox and blue jays)

Full season tix range from $10 to $69 (except high end club):
http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/ballpark/seating_pricing.jsp

If I lived in the area I would be all over the club tix behind the plate at $55. You'd be all set for the cold and rainy/snowy games

supremebeing002
02-17-2010, 12:52 PM
Full season tix range from $10 to $69 (except high end club):
http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/ballpark/seating_pricing.jsp

If I lived in the area I would be all over the club tix behind the plate at $55. You'd be all set for the cold and rainy/snowy games

I'm still amazed at the fact they didn't put a retractable roof on that thing in THAT city.

GordonGecko
02-17-2010, 01:12 PM
I'm still amazed at the fact they didn't put a retractable roof on that thing in THAT city.

Why - what's so special about needing a roof in Minnesota?


Minnesota this week:
http://i49.tinypic.com/sn2mfo.jpg

New York Same time:
http://i46.tinypic.com/258s4fl.jpg


Average Temperature by Month:

Minneapolis:
APR/ MAY/ JUNE/ JULY/ AUG/ SEP/ OCT
46.4/ 58.5/ 68.2/ 73.6/ 70.5/ 60.5/ 48.8

Detroit:
APR/ MAY/ JUNE/ JULY/ AUG/ SEP/ OCT
47.3/ 58.4/ 67.6/ 72.3/ 70.5/ 63.2/ 51.2

Boston:
APR/ MAY/ JUNE/ JULY/ AUG/ SEP/ OCT
48.1/ 58.2/ 67.7/ 73.5/ 71.9/ 64.8/ 54.8

AJbaseball00024
02-17-2010, 06:59 PM
Will the McFaddens Saloon at Citi be open to anyone below the age of 18?

Flushing Roots
02-18-2010, 05:59 AM
Just got a call from a buddy who told me the Jets are offering a one week sale on the $10K PSLs - down to $7500 per seat. 15 yard line seats. Better get on it, GG!!!:flow::flow::flow:

Flushing Roots
02-18-2010, 06:18 AM
PS: Heard on the NFL network last week when they were interviewing one of the Rooney's (Steelers) that the PSLs for the Eagles in Philly are down 40% since the origional sale date...:silent::silent::silent:

GordonGecko
02-18-2010, 06:34 AM
Just got a call from a buddy who told me the Jets are offering a one week sale on the $10K PSLs - down to $7500 per seat. 15 yard line seats. Better get on it, GG!!!:flow::flow::flow:

Old news ;)

Still not worth it at $1250 for 8 games + 2 pee-wee preseason circlejerk fests

mandrake
02-18-2010, 07:17 AM
Old news ;)

Still not worth it at $1250 for 8 games + 2 pee-wee preseason circlejerk fests

I miss the 'old days' when you did not have to buy EXHIBITION games as they were officially called. Many of those were played at neutral sites. The Jets played several in places like Mississippi.

Not to derail this, but I mentioned one time that the NFL had a 3rd place playoff game in Miami in the 1960's. It was dubbed the consolation bowl. Strangely, the NFL went back to those games and changed them to 'exhibition games' 30 years or more after they were played. The NFL never explained the change.

BTW, will the Jets give back $2,500 per PSL to those who already paid full price?

At least the Wilpons never tried that scheme at Citi Field. I wonder how many Mets fans would have purchased PSL's !!!!


For the 1960 through 1969 seasons, the NFL staged an additional postseason game called the "Playoff Bowl" (aka the "Bert Bell Benefit Bowl" or the "Runner-up Bowl"). These games matched the second-place teams from the two conferences; the CBS television network advertised them as "playoff games for third place in the NFL." All ten of these consolation games were played in the Orange Bowl in Miami in January, the week after the NFL championship game. The NFL now classifies these contests as exhibition games and does not include the records, participants, or results in the official league playoff statistics. The Playoff Bowl was discontinued after the AFL-NFL merger; the final edition was played in January 1970.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_National_Football_League_Championship

robardin
02-18-2010, 08:01 AM
A Consolation Bowl for 3rd Place? That's funny.

It'd make more sense to have a playoff game or series between the two worst teams, especially if they had tied records, as a way to prove they're NOT the worst. Which to me as a fan, would have more on the line than being able to say, "We're #3!"

dstoffa
02-18-2010, 08:41 AM
Old news ;)

Still not worth it at $1250 for 8 games + 2 pee-wee preseason circlejerk fests

And you are not even considering the cost of parking for those 10 games....

Why would you want o pay $700 or so a year for 15 years for the right to pay $1250 (maybe more in the future) for those 10 games? Plus at least $200 / yr for the parking pass...
For a pair of seats, that is $1400 for the PSLs, $200 to park, $2500 for the tickets = $4100 for two seats for the season. Let us say you want to go to half (4) of the games. The pre-season games are TP for your bunghole. Also assume that you will expense the games that you personally attend at face, and want to pass the cost of the PSL on to the people who will buy your spares.

The expense for the ower to attend 4 regular season games + parking = 4 x (2 x $125 + $20) = $1080.

The cost to be shouldered on the other 4 games = $4100 - 1080 = $3020.

Can you sell those other 4 games at $375 / per ($700 pair). No fracking way.
Can you sell those other 4 games at $200 / per ($400 pair). This backs out the PSL burden, but includes the pre-season burden. Maybe, dpeending upon opponent. But as a fan, you are gonna want to see the division games agianst the Pats and the Fins.... You won't get $400 / pair for a game against some goofball team.

Now, if they sold me that PSL with a condition that I didn't have to buy the pre-season toilet paper, in perpetuity, that is something that I'd consider.

At this point, since they are having to discount, there really is no incentive for me to buy anything from them. If I want to go to a game, I'll get on the secondary market.


Cheers!
-Doug

GordonGecko
02-18-2010, 08:44 AM
And that 700 is actually $730 at an 8% APR (loan sharking) PLUS a 10% initial deposit ($750)

Flushing Roots
02-18-2010, 08:51 AM
And you are not even considering the cost of parking for those 10 games....

Why would you want o pay $700 or so a year for 15 years for the right to pay $1250 (maybe more in the future) for those 10 games? Plus at least $200 / yr for the parking pass...
For a pair of seats, that is $1400 for the PSLs, $200 to park, $2500 for the tickets = $4100 for two seats for the season. Let us say you want to go to half (4) of the games. The pre-season games are TP for your bunghole. Also assume that you will expense the games that you personally attend at face, and want to pass the cost of the PSL on to the people who will buy your spares.

The expense for the ower to attend 4 regular season games + parking = 4 x (2 x $125 + $20) = $1080.

The cost to be shouldered on the other 4 games = $4100 - 1080 = $3020.

Can you sell those other 4 games at $375 / per ($700 pair). No fracking way.
Can you sell those other 4 games at $200 / per ($400 pair). This backs out the PSL burden, but includes the pre-season burden. Maybe, dpeending upon opponent. But as a fan, you are gonna want to see the division games agianst the Pats and the Fins.... You won't get $400 / pair for a game against some goofball team.

Now, if they sold me that PSL with a condition that I didn't have to buy the pre-season toilet paper, in perpetuity, that is something that I'd consider.

At this point, since they are having to discount, there really is no incentive for me to buy anything from them. If I want to go to a game, I'll get on the secondary market.


Cheers!
-Doug

I understood the pee wee circlejerk comment but what does TP for your bunghole mean?:noidea:noidea:noidea

foulpole
02-18-2010, 09:04 AM
TP = toilet paper.
BTW, I got an e-mail last week from a Jets ticket rep thanking me for my interest in Jets ST's and detailing what was available. I have never bought, nor inquired about, Jets tix in my life. I guess they stole my name from the Giants list. Should be interesting to see what happens this year, and if blackouts are a real possibility.

AKMETS12
02-18-2010, 09:09 AM
yeah it will be open to anyone.. its a restaurant also

mandrake
02-18-2010, 09:32 AM
A Consolation Bowl for 3rd Place? That's funny.

It'd make more sense to have a playoff game or series between the two worst teams, especially if they had tied records, as a way to prove they're NOT the worst. Which to me as a fan, would have more on the line than being able to say, "We're #3!"

For years, the NCAA mens basketball had a 'consolation' game. People said it was for everyone else except UCLA (who won 37 straight NCAA tourney games). They stopped the game in 1981. Some said it was because sometimes that game was better than the championship game.

dstoffa
02-18-2010, 09:45 AM
yeah it will be open to anyone.. its a restaurant also

My guess is 21 to enter the bar / bar table area. The restaurant half to be open to anyone. Maybe minors will have to be accompanied by someone of age.... who knows?

dstoffa
02-18-2010, 09:49 AM
I understood the pee wee circlejerk comment but what does TP for your bunghole mean?:noidea:noidea:noidea

I stole this from "Beavis and Buthead".
TP for your bunghole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis#Cornholio)

chedda man
02-18-2010, 09:58 AM
TP = toilet paper.
BTW, I got an e-mail last week from a Jets ticket rep thanking me for my interest in Jets ST's and detailing what was available. I have never bought, nor inquired about, Jets tix in my life. I guess they stole my name from the Giants list. Should be interesting to see what happens this year, and if blackouts are a real possibility.

The Jets and Giants will never have a blackout. The team would buy up the remaining tickets...

My aunt works in the Jet ticket office, and the sales are not as bad as they seem to the public. Sure, there are seats available but its not like there's 20,000 seats that havent been sold. Theres around 4-6 thousand left, and again, if needed the team would buy them to prevent blackouts.

GordonGecko
02-18-2010, 10:22 AM
The Jets and Giants will never have a blackout. The team would buy up the remaining tickets...

My aunt works in the Jet ticket office, and the sales are not as bad as they seem to the public. Sure, there are seats available but its not like there's 20,000 seats that havent been sold. Theres around 4-6 thousand left, and again, if needed the team would buy them to prevent blackouts.

I don't believe that for a second, there's no way there's less than 15,000 unsold PSLs (generous). But you're right about the blackout, this year the Jets were so desperate they sold thousands of extras for the final 3 games at $15 each. They'll give them away at Costco if they have to

rangers00
02-18-2010, 10:39 AM
I don't believe that for a second, there's no way there's less than 15,000 unsold PSLs (generous). But you're right about the blackout, this year the Jets were so desperate they sold thousands of extras for the final 3 games at $15 each. They'll give them away at Costco if they have to

Yeah, I think that number is much higher as well. Note that Club seats don't count for blackout.

Have to admit, I di get sucked into the PSLs (for the Giants).

Flushing Roots
02-18-2010, 10:56 AM
I stole this from "Beavis and Buthead".
TP for your bunghole (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beavis#Cornholio)
Better hope you don't get sued for plagiarism...:shhh::shhh::shhh:

headshoes
02-18-2010, 11:20 AM
This thread has covered everything but the Mets of late.. Knicks,Jets, Twins, Beavis & Butthead...

Speaking of Knicks.. anyone besides GG have tickets there? I wonder if now is the time to jump on the wagon??

rangers00
02-18-2010, 11:37 AM
This thread has covered everything but the Mets of late.. Knicks,Jets, Twins, Beavis & Butthead...

Speaking of Knicks.. anyone besides GG have tickets there? I wonder if now is the time to jump on the wagon??

I do. Be careful. What if they come up empty in july?

Flushing Roots
02-18-2010, 03:10 PM
This thread has covered everything but the Mets of late.. Knicks,Jets, Twins, Beavis & Butthead...

Speaking of Knicks.. anyone besides GG have tickets there? I wonder if now is the time to jump on the wagon??

I'm thinking about it... I have the 10 game West Coast Plan this year and just got my call about FST for 2010-2011. Rep said they may not have partial plans this year since the demand is way up. Starting to think even if they don't get LBJ they still have enough cap space for 2 good free agents. Told her to fax me the paperwork and I have until 6 PM tomorrow (24 hours) to make a decision or the offer for the seats I'm looking at is off the table.
BTW, I think Beavis & Butthead were Met fans so that dialogue was not totally OT!:nod::nod::nod::nod:

WASLOGE8
02-18-2010, 06:41 PM
I'm thinking about it... I have the 10 game West Coast Plan this year and just got my call about FST for 2010-2011. Rep said they may not have partial plans this year since the demand is way up. Starting to think even if they don't get LBJ they still have enough cap space for 2 good free agents. Told her to fax me the paperwork and I have until 6 PM tomorrow (24 hours) to make a decision or the offer for the seats I'm looking at is off the table.
BTW, I think Beavis & Butthead were Met fans so that dialogue was not totally OT!:nod::nod::nod::nod:

Let me preface this by saying that BB is far down on my list of favorite sports (below the other big 3 and yes, I consider hockey one of the 4 major sports!) even below my daughters Lax and Soccer and basketball and my sons football but.....
This smells like the Mets in the fall of 2008....well we don't know if we will have partial plans...sign up now to get your best seats etc...... If you are that much into basketball, why not wait until they actually sign someone and then call that day for your full season tix! Just my:twocents:

Flushing Roots
02-18-2010, 07:06 PM
Let me preface this by saying that BB is far down on my list of favorite sports (below the other big 3 and yes, I consider hockey one of the 4 major sports!) even below my daughters Lax and Soccer and basketball and my sons football but.....
This smells like the Mets in the fall of 2008....well we don't know if we will have partial plans...sign up now to get your best seats etc...... If you are that much into basketball, why not wait until they actually sign someone and then call that day for your full season tix! Just my:twocents:
Believe me, I understand what you are saying. I am not a huge BB fan either. This transaction will be for 80% resale and 20% use. In addition the seats I am looking at are one of those where I'm paying $20 less than the guy right across the aisle from me.
I could wait until July 1 to pull the trigger, but I'm afraid there may be nothing decent left. BTW the hype is on after today's trades and increased salary cap space. Already received 3 emails from Donnie Walsh and the Knicks organization. I still have until 6 tomorrow night to make a decision. Gotta believe the Knicks will be better next year and I shouldn't take a huge beating on the resales.:crossfingers::crossfingers::crossfingers:

BuddyJas
02-18-2010, 07:17 PM
And you are not even considering the cost of parking for those 10 games....

Why would you want o pay $700 or so a year for 15 years for the right to pay $1250 (maybe more in the future) for those 10 games? Plus at least $200 / yr for the parking pass...
For a pair of seats, that is $1400 for the PSLs, $200 to park, $2500 for the tickets = $4100 for two seats for the season. Let us say you want to go to half (4) of the games. The pre-season games are TP for your bunghole. Also assume that you will expense the games that you personally attend at face, and want to pass the cost of the PSL on to the people who will buy your spares.

The expense for the ower to attend 4 regular season games + parking = 4 x (2 x $125 + $20) = $1080.

The cost to be shouldered on the other 4 games = $4100 - 1080 = $3020.

Can you sell those other 4 games at $375 / per ($700 pair). No fracking way.
Can you sell those other 4 games at $200 / per ($400 pair). This backs out the PSL burden, but includes the pre-season burden. Maybe, dpeending upon opponent. But as a fan, you are gonna want to see the division games agianst the Pats and the Fins.... You won't get $400 / pair for a game against some goofball team.

Now, if they sold me that PSL with a condition that I didn't have to buy the pre-season toilet paper, in perpetuity, that is something that I'd consider.

At this point, since they are having to discount, there really is no incentive for me to buy anything from them. If I want to go to a game, I'll get on the secondary market.




Cheers!
-Doug


Could not have put any better. I was a STH for 26 years and walked away this year. Never considered PSLs and after sitting on the 35 yd line for all these years upstairs, I was offered the 10 yd line for $15 more per ticket. No thanks. I am just glad that I won't be paying my 25% premium any more----pay for 10, go to 8.

CFmets09
02-18-2010, 08:16 PM
I miss when the construction thread would fly through pages with pictures and thoughts, it will never happen again :(

nymdan
02-18-2010, 09:19 PM
I miss when the construction thread would fly through pages with pictures and thoughts, it will never happen again :(
New Mets Ballpark 2060!

Gary Dunaier
02-18-2010, 10:33 PM
I will go to the New Mets Ballpark in 2060 if I can get a day pass from the Nursing Home.

Jim Vaz
02-19-2010, 06:19 AM
Has anyone heard any word on the progress of the bullpen area?

Mongoose
02-19-2010, 10:42 AM
I'm all for having fun too; baseball games are fun. That's why I go there to watch baseball. I just think adding more of these kiddie attractions cheapens the ballpark experience. Maybe I'm alone on this but that's how I feel.

I agree. The Minor League nonsense is an insult to Mets fans, who are traditionally the most knowledgeable fan base in baseball. It's all about Fred's sterile, obtuse vision of "family fun". Heaven forbid he should have a Banner Day or Old Timer's Day. I suspect hiring a guy in a costume to run around for a few minutes a game is a cheaper solution to the problem of "fun".

I remember, whenever I'd watch a Diamondbacks game, I'd feel a certain contempt for all the fans who were milling around behind Center Field during a game, rather than watching the game itself. And now that action has been grafted onto the Mets experience!

And lets not forget the blaring, horrible prerecorded music and noise and flashing graphics telling you when to cheer.

It's all part of the same package of goodies that assumes fans are ignorant of/indifferent to baseball - ownership seems to be projecting their own level of consciousness here.

I don't like it either.

dstoffa
02-19-2010, 10:48 AM
And lets not forget the blaring, horrible prerecorded music and noise and flashing graphics telling you when to cheer.

It's all part of the same package of goodies that assumes fans are ignorant of/indifferent to baseball - ownership seems to be projecting their own level of consciousness here.

I don't like it either.

I think it is more of a generational thing. It gets more and more difficult to get a young fan just to sit and watch. Since baseball is a slow game compared to the other 4, they get bored. They are the gamer generation. They are the ADD generation. The younger generations have been so exposed to rapid-fire media blitzes and information that baseball (and professional sports) must adjust to keep these people from turning away.

Qucik. Look. You might miss it.

TommieAgeefan
02-19-2010, 11:06 AM
I'll be 101 years old in 2060, I'll be happy if I even remember the Mets by then :)

johnql
02-19-2010, 11:06 AM
Just took a stroll around CF. Not much to report and not a lot of visible progress with either McFadden's or the Team Store/Museum construction. Here's a few pics.

Can't really make out what's being done to the bullpen but you can see that work is certainly underway.
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu87/johnql/Flushing_CF_021910/IMG_0730.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu87/johnql/Flushing_CF_021910/IMG_0731.jpg

Inside what I assume is the McFadden's site - it's hard to believe the restaurant will be ready by Opening Day.
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu87/johnql/Flushing_CF_021910/IMG_0732.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu87/johnql/Flushing_CF_021910/IMG_0733.jpg

Team Store still boarded up
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu87/johnql/Flushing_CF_021910/IMG_0734.jpg

Work going on inside the Team Store area
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu87/johnql/Flushing_CF_021910/IMG_0735.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu87/johnql/Flushing_CF_021910/IMG_0736.jpg

johnql
02-19-2010, 11:18 AM
My ticket inventory showed up on the Mets Ticket Marketplace. I assume once the Mets charged my final installment payment to my credit card, the inventory was made available. However, when I try to sell the tickets via StubHub using the Mets Ticket Marketplace, there's a "communications error" and the link fails. Has anybody else tried to use the Marketplace yet?

mandrake
02-19-2010, 12:25 PM
I think it is more of a generational thing. It gets more and more difficult to get a young fan just to sit and watch. Since baseball is a slow game compared to the other 4, they get bored. They are the gamer generation. They are the ADD generation. The younger generations have been so exposed to rapid-fire media blitzes and information that baseball (and professional sports) must adjust to keep these people from turning away.

Qucik. Look. You might miss it.

Well, what happens when the 18 and under crowd becomes the 30 and over crowd ? Is MLB in big trouble?

One thing that contradicts the notion of the youngest fans getting bored are the lines at Shake Shack. Every picture that was posted on BF that I saw, of the lines for Shake Shack were composed mostly of adult males, ages probably between 18 and 40, wearing Mets garb. These are not casual Mets fans, they are not kids who bored and want to go to the Hershey Dunk tank, and for the most part are not females who are enjoying the ball mall.

To each their own, but I can not see missing 1 or 2 innings to get an $8.75 burger. Some people have waited longer during a baseball game that they paid good money for tickets, than folks usually wait for a table at Lugers in Brooklyn.

If the young people are the ADD generation, then we are the ones who enabled them.

headshoes
02-19-2010, 12:33 PM
Was just playing around on mets.com .. and pulled up 2 FST in Prom INF.. 514 row 8!!! Dead smack behind the plate

Retire #31
02-19-2010, 12:43 PM
Was just playing around on mets.com .. and pulled up 2 FST in Prom INF.. 514 row 8!!! Dead smack behind the plate

FST 514 row 11 now. They must've released all the people seats who didnt renew now.

BleedingPinstripes
02-19-2010, 12:48 PM
There's no doubt we all feel that all these "extras" take away from the ballpark experience that we all wish would return. I do however, try to look at it from an ownership point of view. All of these new amenities, i think, are there partly to draw in the casual fan and get them to come out to the park and introduce the game to people who maybe just want to spend a nice summer day outside of the house and are looking to enjoy the novelty of the sights, sounds, and smells of a baseball game. Regardless of how we feel about it, its still a whole lot better than watching on tv.

johnql
02-19-2010, 12:52 PM
There's no doubt we all feel that all these "extras" take away from the ballpark experience that we all wish would return. I do however, try to look at it from an ownership point of view. All of these new amenities, i think, are there partly to draw in the casual fan and get them to come out to the park and introduce the game to people who maybe just want to spend a nice summer day outside of the house and are looking to enjoy the novelty of the sights, sounds, and smells of a baseball game. Regardless of how we feel about it, its still a whole lot better than watching on tv.

I don't feel the extras take away from the ballpark experience at all. They're there if I choose to partake or I can ignore them. Once the game begins, I focus on the game and all the extras don't exist. I rarely leave my seat during the game. If other people want to partake, more power to them.

headshoes
02-19-2010, 12:54 PM
I just listed my tix on the hub.. and the marketplace question, never popped up.. strange..

johnql
02-19-2010, 01:00 PM
I just listed my tix on the hub.. and the marketplace question, never popped up.. strange..

Are you listing your tix directly on SH or through the Mets Ticket Marketplace? I'm trying to do the latter and that's when it fails. I've been able to list directly on SH but using the Marketplace allows me to list the tix as available for instant eDelivery (up to 2 hrs before gametime).

headshoes
02-19-2010, 01:22 PM
Where can I login on mets.com to the marketplace, so I can be transferred?

Mister B.
02-19-2010, 01:32 PM
Are you listing your tix directly on SH or through the Mets Ticket Marketplace? I'm trying to do the latter and that's when it fails. I've been able to list directly on SH but using the Marketplace allows me to list the tix as available for instant eDelivery (up to 2 hrs before gametime).

John, I suspect the bar codes haven't been assigned yet and therefore can't be set up for e-transfer.

piazza3142
02-19-2010, 01:38 PM
I don't feel the extras take away from the ballpark experience at all. They're there if I choose to partake or I can ignore them. Once the game begins, I focus on the game and all the extras don't exist. I rarely leave my seat during the game. If other people want to partake, more power to them.

Johnql: Are you sure that's going to be McFaddens? No way that will be done by Opening Day. They're gonna have to get the Extreme Home Makeover people in there to finish that in a month and a half.

alpineinc
02-19-2010, 02:02 PM
Finally got my Opening Day framed photo from the Metsies. Happy Holidays!!

Mister B.
02-19-2010, 03:17 PM
Dear Mets Season Ticket Holder:

Thank you for your Mets Season Ticket purchase for 2010. We appreciate your support.

As part of your expanded Season Ticket Holder benefits, we are excited to offer you -- our most loyal fans -- a special audition for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem before a Mets game at Citi Field.
Each Season Ticket Holder can try out individually, as part of a group, or you may give your audition spot to a family member.

These Season Ticket Holder auditions will take place Tuesday, March 9 at Citi Field starting at 11:00 a.m. Individuals or groups auditioning should be prepared to sing a song of their choice -- excluding the National Anthem -- a cappella (without musical accompaniment). Finalists will advance to the final round at Citi Field in the weeks ahead.

Please call your Account Executive directly or through our Ticket Office at (718) 507-TIXX by Monday, March 1 to reserve your spot. We will be happy to provide further details and answer any questions.

Thanks again for your support. We hope to see you at auditions.

Sincerely,
William Ianniciello
Vice President, Ticket Sales and Services

johnql
02-19-2010, 03:42 PM
Where can I login on mets.com to the marketplace, so I can be transferred?

Go to this link:

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/ticketing/stubhub.jsp?c_id=nym&tcid=SH_NYM_dhtml

Then, scroll down to where it says "Buy/Sell Tickets on StubHub". There are 3 buttons there. Use the first one on the left: "Mets Season & Plan Ticket Holders - Sell Tickets". That will take you to the Mets Ticket Marketplace.

johnql
02-19-2010, 03:43 PM
John, I suspect the bar codes haven't been assigned yet and therefore can't be set up for e-transfer.

You're probably right but I don't understand why access was provided if it doesn't work the way it's supposed to work.

johnql
02-19-2010, 03:48 PM
Johnql: Are you sure that's going to be McFaddens? No way that will be done by Opening Day. They're gonna have to get the Extreme Home Makeover people in there to finish that in a month and a half.

No, I'm not 100% certain. However, that was the only place with work going on in the location that was reported by Metsblog ("located on the corner beyond center field, off 126th Street"). I agree - based on what I saw, there's no way it could be ready by Opening Day.

robardin
02-19-2010, 05:43 PM
Interesting how the audition for singing the anthem involves NOT singing the anthem. I guess they're afraid of getting sick of hearing the same song over and over again.

I wonder if they will have a gong handy?

So.... Who's going to actually do this? (I may)

Flushing Roots
02-19-2010, 05:53 PM
For less than 1/4 of what it would have cost me for 1 - $20,000 PSL to keep one of my seats for the Jets, I bit the bullet on 2 FST for the 2010-2011 Knicks. Had to cough up a $500 deposit. Rep said there will be between a 6 and 9 payment plan. Section 313, row K, aisle seats 11 &12 - $56 a ticket. Guy directly accross the aisle, 5 feet away from me is paying $74 a seat. Had to go for it... Didn't want to be kicking myself in the a** come July 1.:crossfingers::crossfingers::crossfingers:

Gary Dunaier
02-19-2010, 08:43 PM
Individuals or groups auditioning should be prepared to sing a song of their choice -- excluding the National Anthem -- a cappella (without musical accompaniment).

I would like to sing the Nutopian National Anthem (http://new.music.yahoo.com/john-lennon/tracks/nutopian-international-anthem--51797853) at the City Field's stadium before a "Mets" game in 2010.

jfvmets
02-20-2010, 04:18 AM
Finally got my Opening Day framed photo from the Metsies. Happy Holidays!!

I still have not received my OD picture... maybe the mets dont like me... :cry:

Ralf
02-20-2010, 05:18 AM
Go to this link:

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/ticketing/stubhub.jsp?c_id=nym&tcid=SH_NYM_dhtml

Then, scroll down to where it says "Buy/Sell Tickets on StubHub". There are 3 buttons there. Use the first one on the left: "Mets Season & Plan Ticket Holders - Sell Tickets". That will take you to the Mets Ticket Marketplace.

Anyone else getting a StubHub page load error message when they try to post their tickets through the marketplace?


Edit: Nevermind. I see john is having the same problem.

peterrod16
02-20-2010, 07:10 AM
http://www.metsblog.com/2010/02/20/news-mets-single-game-tix-on-sale-sun-march-7/

The Mets today announced that single game tickets will go on sale Sunday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. exclusively online at Mets.com, and by phone at 718.507.TIXX.

The following day, Monday, March 8, tickets can be purchased at the Advance Ticket Window on the third base side of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field, the Mets Clubhouse Shops in Manhattan and at the Roosevelt Field Mall, and MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn.


According to the press release:

■The Mets will celebrate Independence Day with a pyrotechnics display following the Monday, July 5 game against the Reds at 7:10 pm.
■Hall of Fame Induction presented by Citi – Fans can celebrate Frank Cashen, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and Darryl Strawberry being enshrined in the Mets Hall of Fame during an on-field ceremony prior to the Mets facing the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 1 at 1:10 p.m.
■Fiesta Latina & Johan Santana Koozie presented by Budweiser – Fiesta Latina celebrates Hispanic culture throughout the 7:10 p.m. Friday, August 13 game against the Philadelphia Phillies. A Johan Santana beverage koozie will be given away to the first 25,000 fans.
■Mr. Met Dash – All kids 12 and under in attendance will have the opportunity to run the bases at Citi Field – weather permitting – during Mr. Met Dashes after the game Saturday, April 24; Sunday, June 27; Sunday, August 1; Sunday, August 15; Sunday, August 29; and Sunday, September 19.
■Senior Stroll – Fans 60 and over can take a leisurely stroll around the bases at Citi Field – weather permitting – following the Mets–San Diego Padres matchup on Thursday, June 10 at 1:10 p.m.
■Citi Field Home Run Apple presented by Citi – To celebrate Opening Day, Monday April 5 at 1:10 p.m. against the Florida Marlins, the first 25,000 fans will receive a miniature replica of the Citi Field Home Run Apple that serves as a savings bank.
■Bay Bobblehead presented by Gold’s – The first 25,000 fans can take home a bobblehead of Mets’ new leftfielder Jason Bay when they buy tickets to the Mets-Braves game on Sunday, July 11 at 1:10 p.m.

dstoffa
02-20-2010, 07:13 AM
Dear Mets Season Ticket Holder:

Thank you for your Mets Season Ticket purchase for 2010. We appreciate your support.

As part of your expanded Season Ticket Holder benefits, we are excited to offer you -- our most loyal fans -- a special audition for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem before a Mets game at Citi Field.
Each Season Ticket Holder can try out individually, as part of a group, or you may give your audition spot to a family member.

These Season Ticket Holder auditions will take place Tuesday, March 9 at Citi Field starting at 11:00 a.m. Individuals or groups auditioning should be prepared to sing a song of their choice -- excluding the National Anthem -- a cappella (without musical accompaniment). Finalists will advance to the final round at Citi Field in the weeks ahead.

Please call your Account Executive directly or through our Ticket Office at (718) 507-TIXX by Monday, March 1 to reserve your spot. We will be happy to provide further details and answer any questions.

Thanks again for your support. We hope to see you at auditions.

Sincerely,
William Ianniciello
Vice President, Ticket Sales and Services

Coming Soon... To SNY.... FLUSHING IDOL! The Tryouts!!!
Or better yet:

From Flushing... Almost Live.... It's.. THE GONG SHOW!!! featuring the Glenn Osser Gong Show Orchestra... with your Host... Steve Somers.

Now lets meet our judges...

Our first judge is a man who is not afraid to eat crow, and tells it like it is. He has even walked across the Brooklyn Bridge in a speedo to rally support for his team... Let's hear it for Craig Carton!
Our second judge knows poop when he sees it. Actually, he leaves it everywhere. Let's give a warm welcome to Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog!
and last but not least, our final judge is able to say things without opening his mouth. His facial expressions are for the ages... Lets hear it for Mr. Met!!!


I think I'd roll over and die...

"Mr. Met, why did you gong that Full Season Ticket Holder......"


Cheers!
-Doug

StadiumPage
02-20-2010, 07:14 AM
No Opening Day/Yankees Lottery this year? Nothing announced for that yet and March 7 is only 14 days away. Usually they give at least that much time for entries.

dstoffa
02-20-2010, 07:17 AM
No Opening Day/Yankees Lottery this year? Nothing announced for that yet and March 7 is only 14 days away. Usually they give at least that much time for entries.

This is a better decision on their part.
Remember, they have these 'packs' this year, and they are also selling 40-game plan holders and equal amount of opening day tickets... So, what they've done is eliminated the lottery and replaced it with six-packs...

I still wouldn't worry. There will be blocks of seats released as single game sales as the season goes along.

Cheers!
-Doug

peterrod16
02-20-2010, 07:22 AM
This is a better decision on their part.
Remember, they have these 'packs' this year, and they are also selling 40-game plan holders and equal amount of opening day tickets... So, what they've done is eliminated the lottery and replaced it with six-packs...

I still wouldn't worry. There will be blocks of seats released as single game sales as the season goes along.

Cheers!
-Doug

I guess since demand is so low fans can pickup any game
next would be discount codes during the season.
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100220&content_id=8103498&vkey=pr_nym&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym
the link above has promotional dates.

StadiumPage
02-20-2010, 07:46 AM
I actually like this setup. I've only won the lottery once and that was a "second chance" lottery for Yankee tickets.

Never had a problem getting single game OD tickets before lotteries.

Ralf
02-20-2010, 08:06 AM
http://www.metsblog.com/2010/02/20/news-mets-single-game-tix-on-sale-sun-march-7/

The Mets today announced that single game tickets will go on sale Sunday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. exclusively online at Mets.com, and by phone at 718.507.TIXX.

The following day, Monday, March 8, tickets can be purchased at the Advance Ticket Window on the third base side of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field, the Mets Clubhouse Shops in Manhattan and at the Roosevelt Field Mall, and MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn.


According to the press release:

■The Mets will celebrate Independence Day with a pyrotechnics display following the Monday, July 5 game against the Reds at 7:10 pm.
■Hall of Fame Induction presented by Citi – Fans can celebrate Frank Cashen, Dwight Gooden, Davey Johnson and Darryl Strawberry being enshrined in the Mets Hall of Fame during an on-field ceremony prior to the Mets facing the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, August 1 at 1:10 p.m.
■Fiesta Latina & Johan Santana Koozie presented by Budweiser – Fiesta Latina celebrates Hispanic culture throughout the 7:10 p.m. Friday, August 13 game against the Philadelphia Phillies. A Johan Santana beverage koozie will be given away to the first 25,000 fans.
■Mr. Met Dash – All kids 12 and under in attendance will have the opportunity to run the bases at Citi Field – weather permitting – during Mr. Met Dashes after the game Saturday, April 24; Sunday, June 27; Sunday, August 1; Sunday, August 15; Sunday, August 29; and Sunday, September 19.
■Senior Stroll – Fans 60 and over can take a leisurely stroll around the bases at Citi Field – weather permitting – following the Mets–San Diego Padres matchup on Thursday, June 10 at 1:10 p.m.
■Citi Field Home Run Apple presented by Citi – To celebrate Opening Day, Monday April 5 at 1:10 p.m. against the Florida Marlins, the first 25,000 fans will receive a miniature replica of the Citi Field Home Run Apple that serves as a savings bank.
■Bay Bobblehead presented by Gold’s – The first 25,000 fans can take home a bobblehead of Mets’ new leftfielder Jason Bay when they buy tickets to the Mets-Braves game on Sunday, July 11 at 1:10 p.m.

I hate that the past 2 years they've gone away from giving the magnet out on opening day - I've been collecting them since 2004 (have been going since 98 but never thought to keep them til 04).

peterrod16
02-20-2010, 08:25 AM
I hate that the past 2 years they've gone away from giving the magnet out on opening day - I've been collecting them since 2004 (have been going since 98 but never thought to keep them til 04).

Magnetic Schedule presented by Pepsi -- Fans will be able to keep track of Mets matchups through the season with a magnetic schedule, presented by Pepsi, which will be given away to the first 25,000 fans attending the Friday, April 9 game versus the Washington Nationals at 7:10 p.m
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100220&content_id=8103498&vkey=pr_nym&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym
well at least you can buy it off a member

Perseus71
02-20-2010, 09:04 AM
For less than 1/4 of what it would have cost me for 1 - $20,000 PSL to keep one of my seats for the Jets, I bit the bullet on 2 FST for the 2010-2011 Knicks. Had to cough up a $500 deposit. Rep said there will be between a 6 and 9 payment plan. Section 313, row K, aisle seats 11 &12 - $56 a ticket. Guy directly accross the aisle, 5 feet away from me is paying $74 a seat. Had to go for it... Didn't want to be kicking myself in the a** come July 1.:crossfingers::crossfingers::crossfingers:

I personally don't like the 300's section, especially when you are that high up and only a few rows from the $25.00 seats. The Knicks have been putting scare tactics on the ticketholders for this season and McGrady finally gave them some good leverage to get more sales. I still think they will have partial plans, but to do a full season on a 9 payment plan seems crazy in those seats. The state of the Garden is also a little depressing...

robardin
02-20-2010, 09:43 AM
Interesting that there's no Build-A-Bear Day (Night) on the initial promo list. They've had it for what, 6 or 7 years running? I was hoping it'd be on Sat 7/31 , and I guess unless they've killed that promo tie-in it still could be...

StadiumPage
02-20-2010, 09:47 AM
Interesting that there's no Build-A-Bear Day (Night) on the initial promo list. They've had it for what, 6 or 7 years running? I was hoping it'd be on Sat 7/31 , and I guess unless they've killed that promo tie-in it still could be...

They sometimes add other promotion dates as the year goes along. Generally, the promos are paid for by the sponsor, so if they decide to do something later on, the Mets will add it on to the schedule.

johnql
02-20-2010, 10:24 AM
Anyone else getting a StubHub page load error message when they try to post their tickets through the marketplace?


Edit: Nevermind. I see john is having the same problem.

I'm still having trouble with this. I spoke to a StubHub rep yesterday and brought the problem to their attention. They're "looking into it."

johnql
02-20-2010, 10:42 AM
For convenience, here's the full list of promotions (so far):

Mets Promotions:
Citi Field Home Run Apple (Citi) vs. Marlins Monday, April 5 1:10 p.m.
Haitian Night vs. Marlins Wednesday, April 7 7:10 p.m.
Magnetic Schedule (Pepsi) vs. Nationals Friday, April 9 7:10 p.m.
Scarf (Caesars) vs. Nationals Saturday, April 10 1:10 p.m.
Epilepsy Day vs. Nationals Saturday, April 10 1:10 p.m.
Ski Cap (GEICO) vs. Braves Friday, April 23 7:10 p.m.
Mr. Met Dash vs. Braves Saturday, April 24 1:10 p.m.
DARE Day vs. Braves Saturday, April 24 1:10 p.m.
Earth Day vs. Dodgers Wednesday April 28 1:10 p.m.
Collector's Cup (Premio) vs. Giants Friday, May 7 7:10 p.m.
Arthritis Awareness vs. Giants Friday, May 7 7:10 p.m.
Autism Awareness vs. Giants Saturday, May 8 1:10 p.m.
Disability Awareness vs. Nationals, Tuesday May 11 7:10 p.m.
Weather Education vs. Nationals Wednesday, May 12 1:10 p.m.
Mets Cap Trade (Chevy)** vs. Yankees Friday, May 21 7:10 p.m.
Mets Cap Trade (Chevy)** vs. Yankees Saturday, May 22 7:10 p.m.
Mets Cap Trade (Chevy)** vs. Yankees Sunday, May 23 8:05 p.m.
Gift Card (Dunkin' Donuts) vs. Phillies Wednesday, May 26 7:10 p.m.
Asian Night vs. Phillies Wednesday, May 26 7:10 p.m.
Sports Bag (Verizon) vs. Marlins Saturday, June 5 4:10 p.m.
Greek Night vs. Marlins Saturday, June 5 4:10 p.m.
Beach Towel (Subway) vs. Marlins Sunday, June 6 1:10 p.m.
Diabetes Awareness vs. Marlins Sunday, June 6 1:10 p.m.
Senior Stroll vs. Padres Thursday, June 10 1:10 p.m.
Fitness Education vs. Padres Thursday, June 10 1:10 p.m.
Mets Cap (Nathan's) vs. Twins Saturday, June 26 1:10 p.m.
Mr. Met Dash vs. Twins Sunday, June 27 1:10 p.m.
Pyrotechnics Night vs. Reds Monday, July 5 7:10 p.m.
Chinese-American Night vs. Braves Friday, July 9 7:10 p.m.
Jose Reyes Drawstring Bag (Delta) vs. Braves Saturday, July 10 4:10 p.m.
Jason Bay Bobblehead (Gold's) vs. Braves Sunday, July 11 1:10 p.m.
Alzheimer's Awareness vs. Cardinals Tuesday, July 27 7:10 p.m.
Pancreatic Cancer vs. Cardinals Wednesday, July 28 7:10 p.m.
Mets T-Shirt (EmblemHealth) vs. D-backs Friday, July 30 7:10 p.m.
Hall of Fame Induction (Citi) vs. D-backs Sunday, Aug. 1 1:10 p.m.
Mr. Met Dash vs. D-backs Sunday, Aug. 1 1:10 p.m.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness vs. D-backs Sunday, Aug. 1 1:10 p.m.
Fiesta Latina/Santana Koozie (Budweiser) vs. Phillies Friday, Aug. 13 7:10 p.m.
Green Cap (GEICO) vs. Phillies Saturday, Aug. 14 7:10 p.m.
Irish Night vs. Phillies Saturday, Aug.14 7:10 p.m.
Lunchbox (Verizon) vs. Phillies Sunday, Aug.15 1:10 p.m.
Mr. Met Dash vs. Phillies, Sunday Aug. 15 1:10 p.m.
Organ Donor Awareness vs. Phillies, Sunday Aug. 15 1:10 p.m.
Polish-American Night vs. Marlins Tuesday, Aug. 24 7:10 p.m.
Italian Night vs. Marlins Wednesday, Aug. 25 7:10 p.m.
Mr. Met Dash vs. Astros Sunday, Aug. 29 1:10 p.m.
Sight & Sound Awareness vs. Phillies, Sunday Sept. 12 1:10 p.m.
Breast Cancer Awareness vs. Pirates Thursday, Sept. 16 7:10 p.m.
Taiwan Night vs. Braves Friday, Sept. 17 7:10 p.m.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Awareness vs. Braves Saturday, Sept. 18 4:10 p.m.
Mr. Met Dash vs. Braves Sunday, Sept. 19 1:10 p.m.
Oktoberfest vs. Nationals Friday, Oct. 1 7:10 p.m.

All promotional items are for the first 25,000 fans except where otherwise noted
**first 5,000 fans

alpineinc
02-20-2010, 11:12 AM
For convenience, here's the full list of promotions (so far):


No Fan Appreciation Day Sun Oct 3rd?

johnql
02-20-2010, 11:16 AM
No Fan Appreciation Day Sun Oct 3rd?

Doesn't look like it - at least, not yet.

Paul W
02-20-2010, 11:36 PM
don't take it personally, probably another jeff-ie screw-up...

rjsallstars
02-21-2010, 06:37 AM
Very interesting discussion about there being too much stuff to do at Citi. I think the Mets have turned a day at the game into just that, a day, not 2 1/2 hours. I can now go to Citi early and let my kid hit for " FREE" in the batting cages or at Kiddie field. Think back to when we were kids, how much would we have loved to take batting practice 500 feet away from where the pros are also taking BP? How great would it have been to be able to hang out in the pepsi porch and try to catch a Strawberry, Staub, Kranepool BP homer? I thought I was living large when I had loge seats that were covered from the rain and the sun. I also had a section near the mens room so if I left with 2 outs in a inning I did not have to wait 5 minutes in line to go to the bathroom. Does anyone remember how tough it was to walk through the crowds because the food lines were so long? I did not even try to get a hamburger because they were like cardboard! How soon we forget. Citifield is a venue where you can still watch the game(and replays on tv's, which are everywhere) and not leave your seat if you choose not to, or make a day out of it and have a good time if you are not a diehard baseball fan. Once we can field a steady roster of players not on the DL and actually enjoy watching the team, I think we will love the place. Shea was a dump but it was our dump. Going to Citifield this year will be like taking a beautiful girl out on a second date after she was in a bad mood during the first date! Lets all hope!

Shbmets
02-21-2010, 06:56 AM
Did they change the name of the Ebbets Club to "Champions Club?" I was surfing around the Mets website and noticed that in the Citifield A-Z section, I found this club listed in "E."

Champions Club - 1ST BASE AND 3RD BASE
Located on the Field Level and exclusive to Champions Club and Delta Club seat holders as well as Sterling Suite holders, the Champions Club, evocative of historic Ebbets Field, features high-end concessions, full bars, high-definition flat screen TV's, and restrooms.

However, the map of the Citifield concessions still lists it as Ebbets Club.

nymdan
02-21-2010, 08:05 AM
That would make sense if the Mets are responding to the "too much Dodgers" complaints.

robardin
02-21-2010, 08:10 AM
Did they change the name of the Ebbets Club to "Champions Club?" I was surfing around the Mets website and noticed that in the Citifield A-Z section, I found this club listed in "E."

Champions Club - 1ST BASE AND 3RD BASE
Located on the Field Level and exclusive to Champions Club and Delta Club seat holders as well as Sterling Suite holders, the Champions Club, evocative of historic Ebbets Field, features high-end concessions, full bars, high-definition flat screen TV's, and restrooms.

However, the map of the Citifield concessions still lists it as Ebbets Club.

Hmmm. On the other hand, the 2010 Seating and Pricing (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/seating_pricing.jsp) guide list still shows "Ebbets Club (Gold)" as the name of the seating category.

nymdan
02-21-2010, 08:12 AM
It must be a very recent thing, especially since "Champions Club" is located under "E"

robardin
02-21-2010, 08:56 AM
I can now go to Citi early and let my kid hit for " FREE" in the batting cages or at Kiddie field. Think back to when we were kids, how much would we have loved to take batting practice 500 feet away from where the pros are also taking BP? How great would it have been to be able to hang out in the pepsi porch and try to catch a Strawberry, Staub, Kranepool BP homer?
... I also had a section near the mens room so if I left with 2 outs in a inning I did not have to wait 5 minutes in line to go to the bathroom. Does anyone remember how tough it was to walk through the crowds because the food lines were so long? I did not even try to get a hamburger because they were like cardboard!

... Citifield is a venue where you can still watch the game (and replays on tv's, which are everywhere) and not leave your seat if you choose not to, or make a day out of it and have a good time if you are not a diehard baseball fan. Once we can field a steady roster of players not on the DL and actually enjoy watching the team, I think we will love the place. Shea was a dump but it was our dump. Going to Citifield this year will be like taking a beautiful girl out on a second date after she was in a bad mood during the first date! Lets all hope!

I think you're right on the money, for the most part. There are a few headscratchers about Citi Field, but in general I think most people were simply disappointed with the product on the field for 2009. The 2010 crew may or may not be "true contenders" in February, but let's not call that shot until June at least, and at a minimum barring yet another barrage of long term injuries to key players, I would not think this crew is a 70 win team -- if healthy they're at least a winning team, if not a playoff team, which means they're just one or two key players away (be it from a breakout season, top prospect callup or mid-season acquisition) from surprising a lot of "nattering nabobs of negativism".

There's no question the waiting times for bathrooms and food, the quality and scope of food and drink offerings and easy access to good views of the game are all much better than it was at Shea. There was no field level concourse to walk around in, or even prom level concourse where it's quite easy to view the game from behind the Prom Club seats for an excellent view. You were never allowed to stop and watch the game from the Loge or Mezz walkways behind the box seats, and the Field level walkways behind home were cordoned with ticket access. And the food, it's just not to compare. I could enjoy eating the sausage and peppers and Mama's heros at Shea, and maybe a grilled hot dog (not the steamer box dogs the vendors walk around selling) and Nathan's fries, but that was about it. At Citi, not only is there the Shake Shack but CotD also has food I really actually look forward to eating (fried calamari, fried flounder, the shrimp po'boy), plus decent table red/white wine to go with it (not being a big beer drinker). Mama's has two permanent locations including cannoli now. Even the Cascarino's pizza by the slice (on the field level and in the Caesars Club) are much better than the cardboard they used to have at Shea. And the grilled dogs, sausage and peppers, Carvel helmet cups and Nathan's fries are still there too, as comfort food and for the kids.

Many are annoyed at the increase in fair territory seating (where Shea had nearly none except for the bleachers) but a significant and relatively silent proportion of fans LIKE to be able to catch home run balls, at the expense of seeing part of the outfield. I'm not one of them but I know I've overheard that sentiment many times at Shea ("why can't a fan catch a HR ball like at Yankee Stadium, etc.").

On the other hand they should never have done the stairwells in the Prom Reserved instead of the portals. And I also think the Mets should simplify (as well as cheapen, on average) the ticket pricing; the 37 non-suite price locations in place of the what, five or ten there used to be at Shea?, times 5 tier game colors, is just ridiculous.

alpineinc
02-21-2010, 09:10 AM
Very interesting discussion about there being too much stuff to do at Citi. I think the Mets have turned a day at the game into just that, a day, not 2 1/2 hours. I can now go to Citi early and let my kid hit for " FREE" in the batting cages or at Kiddie field. Think back to when we were kids, how much would we have loved to take batting practice 500 feet away from where the pros are also taking BP? How great would it have been to be able to hang out in the pepsi porch and try to catch a Strawberry, Staub, Kranepool BP homer? I thought I was living large when I had loge seats that were covered from the rain and the sun. I also had a section near the mens room so if I left with 2 outs in a inning I did not have to wait 5 minutes in line to go to the bathroom. Does anyone remember how tough it was to walk through the crowds because the food lines were so long? I did not even try to get a hamburger because they were like cardboard! How soon we forget. Citifield is a venue where you can still watch the game(and replays on tv's, which are everywhere) and not leave your seat if you choose not to, or make a day out of it and have a good time if you are not a diehard baseball fan. Once we can field a steady roster of players not on the DL and actually enjoy watching the team, I think we will love the place. Shea was a dump but it was our dump. Going to Citifield this year will be like taking a beautiful girl out on a second date after she was in a bad mood during the first date! Lets all hope!

Hear, hear.

I'm as die-hard as the next guy, but I love being able to get a great burger and beer and still be watching the action all the way, even maybe hanging out at the bridge for a while, etc.

alpineinc
02-21-2010, 09:13 AM
Did they change the name of the Ebbets Club to "Champions Club?" I was surfing around the Mets website and noticed that in the Citifield A-Z section, I found this club listed in "E."

Champions Club - 1ST BASE AND 3RD BASE
Located on the Field Level and exclusive to Champions Club and Delta Club seat holders as well as Sterling Suite holders, the Champions Club, evocative of historic Ebbets Field, features high-end concessions, full bars, high-definition flat screen TV's, and restrooms.

However, the map of the Citifield concessions still lists it as Ebbets Club.

So this means at the Club entrances on the concourse they'll change the Ebbets Field pictures to Shea? '69 on one side, '86 on the other. Perfect.

nymdan
02-21-2010, 09:14 AM
So this means at the Club entrances they'll change the Ebbets Field pictures to Shea? '69 on one side, '86 on the other. Perfect.
That would be amazing...

met_dream
02-21-2010, 09:37 AM
That would be amazing...

Yes it would, that ebbets pic was taking things way too far.

On a sidenote do you know what happened to metsrefugees.com? Looks like they failed to pay the hosting bill.
Is it coming back anytime soon?

nymdan
02-21-2010, 10:03 AM
Yes it would, that ebbets pic was taking things way too far.

On a sidenote do you know what happened to metsrefugees.com? Looks like they failed to pay the hosting bill.
Is it coming back anytime soon?
The admins know about it. I'm not sure what happened exactly. Hopefully they're working on it as we speak.

robardin
02-21-2010, 01:42 PM
Hey, if single game tickets to "all 81 home games" begin on 3/7, then (a) that seems to include Opening Day, and (b) what about a pre-sale to FST and/or PST plan holders?

Citi_Field
02-21-2010, 05:36 PM
I personally don't like the 300's section, especially when you are that high up and only a few rows from the $25.00 seats. The Knicks have been putting scare tactics on the ticketholders for this season and McGrady finally gave them some good leverage to get more sales. I still think they will have partial plans, but to do a full season on a 9 payment plan seems crazy in those seats. The state of the Garden is also a little depressing...

I have season tickets for the Rangers in Section 328 Row J, on the aisle, and I love them. Although they are a little pricey, the view is fine and I absolulty love the garden just the way it is. Sure its old, but its authentic and classic. They dont call it the world's most famous arena for nothing!

islandxtreme26
02-21-2010, 06:37 PM
Hmmm. On the other hand, the 2010 Seating and Pricing (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/seating_pricing.jsp) guide list still shows "Ebbets Club (Gold)" as the name of the seating category.

If you click on the section for seat viewer, the map on the seating page lists it as Champions Club now, even though the price chart below still sayd Ebbets.

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/2992/75678466.jpg (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/75678466.jpg/)

supremebeing002
02-22-2010, 07:31 AM
Hey, if single game tickets to "all 81 home games" begin on 3/7, then (a) that seems to include Opening Day, and (b) what about a pre-sale to FST and/or PST plan holders?

Looks as if there is none. If so it would have to be announced pretty quick.

ribant
02-22-2010, 08:26 AM
Interesting that there's no Build-A-Bear Day (Night) on the initial promo list. They've had it for what, 6 or 7 years running? I was hoping it'd be on Sat 7/31 , and I guess unless they've killed that promo tie-in it still could be...

As someone else posted above promo's get added as the season goes along. Last season Build a Bear wasn't announced until the early summer.

robardin
02-22-2010, 08:28 AM
Looks as if there is none. If so it would have to be announced pretty quick.

And yet a "Single Game Pre-Sale" is clearly listed among the "Current Benefits" (as opposed to "New For 2010") of being a season ticket holder (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/season_benefits.jsp).

ribant
02-22-2010, 08:28 AM
This is a better decision on their part.
Remember, they have these 'packs' this year, and they are also selling 40-game plan holders and equal amount of opening day tickets... So, what they've done is eliminated the lottery and replaced it with six-packs...

I still wouldn't worry. There will be blocks of seats released as single game sales as the season goes along.

Cheers!
-Doug

I would guess six pack sales will grind to a halt until after individual OD and Yanks tix are gone.

supremebeing002
02-22-2010, 08:30 AM
And yet a "Single Game Pre-Sale" is clearly listed among the "Current Benefits" (as opposed to "New For 2010") of being a season ticket holder (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/season_benefits.jsp).

Ahhh, Then they will have to announce one then no? Probably the week preceeding the March 7th general sale?

ribant
02-22-2010, 08:31 AM
And yet a "Single Game Pre-Sale" is clearly listed among the "Current Benefits" (as opposed to "New For 2010") of being a season ticket holder (http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/season_benefits.jsp).

I expect a presale date date will be announced soon. It's just not something to renege on. Although with out the "big four games" not for sale it really isn't a huge perk.

robardin
02-22-2010, 08:44 AM
As someone else posted above promo's get added as the season goes along. Last season Build a Bear wasn't announced until the early summer.

I don't think so, at least not for B-a-B. I do remember they added a few promos, like the Batting Helmet game in September, some time around mid-summer (maybe as late as early August). But I do know the B-a-B game date was known by the time they had the pre-sale for FSTs for the 2nd half of the season at the end of April, 'cause that's when I got them (and even still have the confirmation email in my Inbox from 4/30/2009). And I was pretty cheesed about it already for being one of the three Saturday games NOT in the Saturday+ Plan, considering that's the game my kids like best. Nothing like eating 5 unwanted weekday games only to find the Saturday game I really wanted the most was not in the "Saturday" plan! (And yes, I let the Mets hear about it!)

This year the three Saturdays not in the Sat+ Plan are 6/26 vs. Twins (Cap Day), 8/14 vs. Phillies (Green Cap Day), and 9/18 vs. Braves (Yom Kippur). There is a 7/31 game against the D-backs in the Sat+ Plan which looks very likely to be the B-a-B game. So that at least stands a good chance of being corrected for this year, even if the 10+5 plan structure still sucks.

Mongoose
02-23-2010, 01:40 AM
You know, if you didn’t keep making these apologias for the new stadium, I wouldn’t feel obligated to bother to post to disagree.

It’s pretty simple. Fred Wilpon is not a Mets fan in the way we are. He doesn’t value just how cool the franchise and its history are. He doesn’t project any sense of unity with the fan base. He’s only in it for the money. This is not a crime, but I don’t have to like it.

It’s to be expected that Mets baseball plays little role in Wilpon’s idea of a fun day at the ballpark; indeed, almost every piece of “fun” at the new stadium is calculated to separate you from your money. If you choose not to make a day at the ballpark a costly experience, the new “fun” is minimal.


There's no question the waiting times for bathrooms and food, the quality and scope of food and drink offerings and easy access to good views of the game are all much better than it was at Shea. There was no field level concourse to walk around in, or even prom level concourse where it's quite easy to view the game from behind the Prom Club seats for an excellent view. You were never allowed to stop and watch the game from the Loge or Mezz walkways behind the box seats, and the Field level walkways behind home were cordoned with ticket access. And the food, it's just not to compare. I could enjoy eating the sausage and peppers and Mama's heros at Shea, and maybe a grilled hot dog (not the steamer box dogs the vendors walk around selling) and Nathan's fries, but that was about it. At Citi, not only is there the Shake Shack but CotD also has food I really actually look forward to eating (fried calamari, fried flounder, the shrimp po'boy), plus decent table red/white wine to go with it (not being a big beer drinker). Mama's has two permanent locations including cannoli now. Even the Cascarino's pizza by the slice (on the field level and in the Caesars Club) are much better than the cardboard they used to have at Shea. And the grilled dogs, sausage and peppers, Carvel helmet cups and Nathan's fries are still there too, as comfort food and for the kids.

Whoop-de-damn-do. You’re being allowed access to the mall, not the seating sections. Big deal. If you try to walk out of the mall area, the windbreaker corps will use main force to stop you.

Sure, more food is better than less food. Unfortunately, the fried flounder and shrimp po’ boys came as part of a package that saw ticket prices jacked sky high and affordable seating cut by 20,000. I still think it’s a lousy deal on balance.

And I guess I’m old fashioned. Going to Shea to see the Mets play was always the reason I went to the ballpark, not to eat a shrimp po’ boy. To be honest I don’t even know what one is.

Beyond the problems with pricing, access, seating, sight lines... “Citi Field” is configured to place Mets baseball below spending money as a ballpark activity. The “amenities” don’t so much feel like options as the point of the whole place. They’re brilliantly planned and executed. I wish I could say the same for the baseball related part of the experience.

Things like sight lines and the team itself were pretty obviously an afterthought.

Jim Vaz
02-23-2010, 05:48 AM
Okay, well you can go on and on about how you dislike the place and you have every right to and in somways we agree with you, but only two simple facts remain.
Citi Field is the new home of the Mets, and Shea Stadium is physically gone.

Alive in memory and spirit, but its gone. We're not going back to the way it was, and well simply put,
Thats life..

dstoffa
02-23-2010, 06:25 AM
You know, if you didn’t keep making these apologias for the new stadium, I wouldn’t feel obligated to bother to post to disagree.

It’s pretty simple. Fred Wilpon is not a Mets fan in the way we are. He doesn’t value just how cool the franchise and its history are. He doesn’t project any sense of unity with the fan base. He’s only in it for the money. This is not a crime, but I don’t have to like it.

It’s to be expected that Mets baseball plays little role in Wilpon’s idea of a fun day at the ballpark; indeed, almost every piece of “fun” at the new stadium is calculated to separate you from your money. If you choose not to make a day at the ballpark a costly experience, the new “fun” is minimal.


You single out Freddy.

Can you cite ANY major league sports franchise that's not supposed to make as much money as possible? Every team tries to put out there enticing ways to separate you from your money, whether is be balloons, cell phone stands, beer stands, or a clown next to an ice cream stand. Buying a ticket is only part of the expense. Now, there are just more options.

If you want to go back to a simpler time, reverse the Seitz decision.


Cheers!
-Doug

p.s. - By the way, a Po-Boy is a stuffed hero-type sandwhich. I have them when down south all the time. Geaux Saints!

alpineinc
02-23-2010, 06:26 AM
And I guess I’m old fashioned. Going to Shea to see the Mets play was always the reason I went to the ballpark, not to eat a shrimp po’ boy. To be honest I don’t even know what one is.



You want to watch the Mets at CF, watch the Mets. You want a shrimp po'boy there, have a shrimp po'boy. You want to do both, do both. More options available, but none eliminated, just revised and/or updated. Win win.

A communal event does not necessarily mean everyone has to do the exact same thing to enjoy themselves or to enhance the experience.

And one can be old-fashioned and still find positives while adapting to modern-day sensibilities (depending on their overall outlook on life, of course), one would think.


P.S. The po'boys are killer, especially with a cold draft of Blue Point Toasted Lager, served at the same stand. And neat enough to eat like a hot dog and not miss a pitch. Highly recommended for all ages and attention spans.

robardin
02-23-2010, 06:56 AM
...only two simple facts remain.
Citi Field is the new home of the Mets, and Shea Stadium is physically gone.


http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/38547/2870446270026680751S500x500Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2870446270026680751ZfaGqe)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3604/3415806119_45cdc115a2.jpg


And just to get the Mongoose's goat:


http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/44913/2877096230026680751S500x500Q85.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2877096230026680751eAZmjk)

alpineinc
02-23-2010, 07:12 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/3481769083_1d269c6c10.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3481772333_df2b2a376b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3335145207_c517b13c52.jpg


Nobody cares
How steep my stairs
And nobody smiles
If I cross their 'stiles.

- Nick Drake, "Poor Boy"

NYMfanChris
02-23-2010, 08:11 AM
SurfingTheMets Mets now selling four-pack ticket plans too. Opening Day or Subway Series, plus three other games.

nymTom
02-23-2010, 08:49 AM
Okay, well you can go on and on about how you dislike the place and you have every right to and in somways we agree with you, but only two simple facts remain.
Citi Field is the new home of the Mets, and Shea Stadium is physically gone.

Alive in memory and spirit, but its gone. We're not going back to the way it was, and well simply put,
Thats life..

I agree Jim. Let me ask all a simple question. If Citifield was built as is for the most part years ago and then was torn down and replaced with Shea stadium, there would be a huge outcry as to why they built a bland bowl with horrible ammenities to replace such a characteristic one. So seriously those that think Shea was really better in any way shape or form, besides just the memories, Are you really serious??? Citi has it flaws and some can actually be corrected. Let me ask this . Two brand new stadiums walking into the first time, Shea or Citi, which one would you pick??

headshoes
02-23-2010, 08:59 AM
I was able to get the METRO GOLD.. 4 games x 2 seats. $1800 .. OUCH!

mandrake
02-23-2010, 09:03 AM
Mets tickets must really be selling well this year !!!!:cry: A few weeks ago, I had posted that a rep called me and gave me the scoop on the new playoff tickets for partials; yesterday another rep called me claiming he had no knowledge that I had already been contacted. I asked him if he wanted the emails from 1/29 where I received the partials and the newly created six pack info.:ooo:
Now there is the just mentioned FOUR PACKS !!!!

You can build your own Four Game Premium Pick-A-Pack online by choosing Opening Day, April 5 or one of the May 21 - 23 Subway Series games at Citi Field, and then selecting one game each in April, May and June. April's matchups feature the only visits to Citi Field by the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers. Homestands in May include the first trip to New York by the rival Philadelphia Phillies. June's schedule is highlighted by Interleague series against the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins.

Buy Tickets Now »

Premium Pick-A-Pack availability includes select seating in premium locations in the Metropolitan Box, Field Box, Baseline Box and Caesars Club categories. Your choice of seat category will apply for all four games in a Pack, subject to availability.


3.1 million in 2009. You think they hit 2.6 million in 2010???

peterrod16
02-23-2010, 09:15 AM
I say 2.4 million for 2010.
well everyone got there wish.
lots of plans, no lottery for opening day.
still three more things to go for me.
Prom club access for everyone
obstructed view seats markdown 50%
Party suite tickets $75(food and beverages included)

robardin
02-23-2010, 09:27 AM
3.1 million in 2009. You think they hit 2.6 million in 2010???

Well, if the Mets are in first place at the All-Star break with Santana, Maine and Pelfrey all with 8-10 wins, Beltran back, Murphy doing a John Olerud impression at 1B (at the plate at least) Reyes and Wright playing lights out and K-Rod shutting them down for the 9th, then yes, and then some. And/or if Josh Thole or Jonathan Niese should break out and secure a roster spot in ST and be in ROY discussions by mid-July.

You can put whatever long odds on that if you want. I will reserve judgment until the season actually gets played and be rooting (while not expecting) for at least some of those things to happen!

foulpole
02-23-2010, 10:02 AM
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If you try to walk out of the mall area, the windbreaker corps will use main force to stop you.

Going to Shea to see the Mets play was always the reason I went to the ballpark, not to eat a shrimp po’ boy. To be honest I don’t even know what one is.


You keep referring to the ushers who keep you out of the exclusive clubs and seating areas as "goons in windbreakers", but what about the ones who shoo-ed you away from THE ENTIRE FIELD LEVEL CONCOURSE, as well as the diamond club at Shea? I guess they were just "nice gentlemen in sporty nylon jackets".

And WHO DAT don't know what a po-boy is. If you don't know po-boy, you definitely don't know muffuletta!
Best sandwich ever!:dance

I thought you might actually get a kick out of the first pic.

CFmets09
02-23-2010, 10:09 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/3481769083_1d269c6c10.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3396/3481772333_df2b2a376b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3347/3335145207_c517b13c52.jpg


Nobody cares
How steep my stairs
And nobody smiles
If I cross their 'stiles.

- Nick Drake, "Poor Boy"

what sandwich is that and where is it from

Mister B.
02-23-2010, 10:21 AM
A communal event does not necessarily mean everyone has to do the exact same thing to enjoy themselves or to enhance the experience.

And one can be old-fashioned and still find positives while adapting to modern-day sensibilities (depending on their overall outlook on life, of course), one would think.



These are excellent observations.

With respect to the second point, it really is a matter of choice. Decide to focus on what you like better about CF vs. Shea, and be happy. OR, decide to focus on what you like less (and largely cannot change), and be perpetually miserable.

Who wants to be unhappy all the time? Who wants to be around someone who is unhappy all the time? Especially when we're dealing with a recreational event, which by definition we attend to entertain ourselves and, yes, be happier.

mandrake
02-23-2010, 10:33 AM
I say 2.4 million for 2010.
well everyone got there wish.
lots of plans, no lottery for opening day.
still three more things to go for me.
Prom club access for everyone
obstructed view seats markdown 50%
Party suite tickets $75(food and beverages included)

Your 2.4 million may be a good guess. Historically, that has been a pretty good average even with a huge place like Shea. Heck, in 1970 they shocked MLB with 2.7 million, a number so high that it stuck in Steinbrenner's throat for many years. Billy Martin said that George used to bring that stat up even during preseason games in the late 1970's. George knew that at the time the Mets had a huge fan base that was dormant. Look at the 1980's...George knew what could happen.

Now, I like your prom club access idea, and a reduced fee for obstructed seats. (That could cause issues with people claiming their seats are obstructed too)

As for party suite tickets, I doubt it. When the Mets sell bridge terrace tickets for $54 for gold games and you have to spend $25 additional on concessions, and you are 450 feet from the plate.....well don't hold your breath on those $75 suites!

BTW Vegas has the Mets over/under listed at 81 wins at one house and 84 wins at another. I think 84 is reachable if everything, and I mean everything works out.

Mister B.
02-23-2010, 10:33 AM
Mets tickets must really be selling well this year !!!!:cry: A few weeks ago, I had posted that a rep called me and gave me the scoop on the new playoff tickets for partials; yesterday another rep called me claiming he had no knowledge that I had already been contacted. I asked him if he wanted the emails from 1/29 where I received the partials and the newly created six pack info.:ooo:
Now there is the just mentioned FOUR PACKS !!!!

You can build your own Four Game Premium Pick-A-Pack online by choosing Opening Day, April 5 or one of the May 21 - 23 Subway Series games at Citi Field, and then selecting one game each in April, May and June. April's matchups feature the only visits to Citi Field by the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers. Homestands in May include the first trip to New York by the rival Philadelphia Phillies. June's schedule is highlighted by Interleague series against the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins.

Buy Tickets Now »

Premium Pick-A-Pack availability includes select seating in premium locations in the Metropolitan Box, Field Box, Baseline Box and Caesars Club categories. Your choice of seat category will apply for all four games in a Pack, subject to availability.


3.1 million in 2009. You think they hit 2.6 million in 2010???

Well, we definitely don't hear about those 2,500 / game standing room tickets they were going to have, anymore...

schnu
02-23-2010, 10:37 AM
I agree Jim. Let me ask all a simple question. If Citifield was built as is for the most part years ago and then was torn down and replaced with Shea stadium, there would be a huge outcry as to why they built a bland bowl with horrible ammenities to replace such a characteristic one. So seriously those that think Shea was really better in any way shape or form, besides just the memories, Are you really serious??? Citi has it flaws and some can actually be corrected. Let me ask this . Two brand new stadiums walking into the first time, Shea or Citi, which one would you pick??

I miss Shea for mainly one reason - the memories.

It was where I went to well over 200 baseball games over 30 years - starting with my dad & brothers, then my friends, then my wife and finally my daughter.

Its the place I spent 20+ opening days, with the hope of a new season still fresh in my mind and the smell of grilled dogs, beer and tossing a softball around the CF parking lot (always directly behind the flagpole).

Its where I laughed on many a cold April night when if I had better judgement, I'd be sitting in my house watching it the warmth of my living room.

Its the place that I went to when I was in a bad mood to get away from my mundane problems for a few hours.

In all, it was like going a home of a friend - not the most comfortable place, not the best food and not the prettiest.

But it was fun.

And I'm sure that people who wax poetic about the virtues of the Vet, Fulton County, Riverfront, County, et al do so for just these same reasons.

mandrake
02-23-2010, 10:41 AM
These are excellent observations.

With respect to the second point, it really is a matter of choice. Decide to focus on what you like better about CF vs. Shea, and be happy. OR, decide to focus on what you like less (and largely cannot change), and be perpetually miserable.

Who wants to be unhappy all the time? Who wants to be around someone who is unhappy all the time? Especially when we're dealing with a recreational event, which by definition we attend to entertain ourselves and, yes, be happier.

Ever the deep thinker, Mr B.:nod:

In light of all the changes to Citi in late 2009 and early 2010, those BF posters who said that CF needed more Mets stuff have won the day. Those who one year ago said that the Dodgers stuff was much ado about nothing have been proven wrong by none other than the Wilpons themselves! One can look back at some of the threads and see who's who.

And I for one look forward to seeing you at CF in 2010 discussing the good old days of Mets lore. (especially since we no longer have to converse in steerage):laugh

alpineinc
02-23-2010, 11:25 AM
what sandwich is that and where is it from

Um, go back just a few posts.

peterrod16
02-23-2010, 12:13 PM
Presale for mets plan holders is this monday 3/1/10 10AM
as per my rep in the ticket office.

ribant
02-23-2010, 12:21 PM
Some guy on SH has Standing Room tix for Opening Day@ $100 each. I wonder what the scam is, but don't want to spend the bux to find out.

ribant
02-23-2010, 12:22 PM
Does that include the Platinum games?

FlushingFan102
02-23-2010, 12:26 PM
Presale for mets plan holders is this monday 3/1/10 10AM
as per my rep in the ticket office.

Do you know if theyre sending out a presale code or not? My plan is in someone else's account so having him tell me the password would be a hell of a lot easier than remembering the account number.

peterrod16
02-23-2010, 12:27 PM
Does that include the Platinum games?

I dont believe so but we will see

robardin
02-23-2010, 12:58 PM
You can build your own Four Game Premium Pick-A-Pack online by choosing Opening Day, April 5 or one of the May 21 - 23 Subway Series games at Citi Field, and then selecting one game each in April, May and June. ... Premium Pick-A-Pack availability includes select seating in premium locations in the Metropolitan Box, Field Box, Baseline Box and Caesars Club categories. Your choice of seat category will apply for all four games in a Pack, subject to availability.

This just goes to show how much open inventory they have in those premium categories... Because they're still way overpriced.

No doubt last year shook out a lot of the "weaker hands" (speculators) from people interested in FST plans, but even among the hard core folks who are willing to still be FSTs, the interest seems largely limited to low rows in good sections of the Prom Reserved, Prom Box and the Promenade Club. The number of companies willing to expense for $150+ a ticket club seats for a full season up front has got to be way down from 2006, and of those, the number who would still view a Mets game as a client-worthy treat has surely gone down from last year as well.

If the Mets really, really cut the ticket prices (by 40-50%) I bet there'd see a release of pent-up demand for upgrades from the Prom Level. Then again it would also signal "foreclosure / fire sale" and people would wait to see prices drop even lower.

FlushingFan102
02-23-2010, 01:31 PM
I dont believe so but we will see

If the public onsale is to include platinum games this year, why would the presale not? The Yankee presales have always included their premium dates (Opener, oldtimers, Sox, Phils, Mets)

peterrod16
02-23-2010, 01:38 PM
If the public onsale is to include platinum games this year, why would the presale not? The Yankee presales have always included their premium dates (Opener, oldtimers, Sox, Phils, Mets)

Single Game Pre-Sale (excludes Platinum dates) 15 game plan
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/15game_plans.jsp

40 game plans
You will also have an opportunity to purchase your same number of Plan seats (alternate location) for Opening Day, April 5
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/40game_plans.jsp

Full Season tickets single game presale
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/season_benefits.jsp

Shea1012
02-23-2010, 01:56 PM
Am I crazy thinking the four pack, Ceasars Bronze isn't a bad deal? Good seats to four decent games, including opening day? I would buy two weekend games so my wife and 14 month old can come and she can take her inside if need be...Or should I just buy OD on Stubhub for $100 each, and then pick up the weekend ceasars club on SH at what could be a discount also?

Retire #31
02-23-2010, 02:03 PM
Am I crazy thinking the four pack, Ceasars Bronze isn't a bad deal? Good seats to four decent games, including opening day? I would buy two weekend games so my wife and 14 month old can come and she can take her inside if need be...Or should I just buy OD on Stubhub for $100 each, and then pick up the weekend ceasars club on SH at what could be a discount also?

Don't forget they also discount Ceasars Club through that Flushing Flash..or at least they did alot last year. I doubt Opening Day will hold at $100 either. When it gets close they are gonna have to release every seat to the public anyway.

robardin
02-23-2010, 02:06 PM
Is the FST pre-sale on line only? Last year I got charged the stupid per-ticket online fee, the "no fees" for FSTs apparently only applies for purchases thru 718-507-TIXX.

Gary Dunaier
02-23-2010, 06:28 PM
Still on the fence about whether to get a 15-game plan like I did last year, or just sign up for a 6- or 4-game pack. I went to most of the games in the plan, the only ones I didn't go to were the weekday day games (didn't want to take off from work) and I "ate" those tickets.

BMF
02-23-2010, 07:11 PM
I spoke to danny meyer yesterday and he told me that they asked him to put another shake shack in citi field and he declined.
Im sure he has his reasons that man is a genius when it comes to business. I said to him that he should put one on the first base side to reduce the wait time and innings lost waiting in line. I think he has other plans though, we may be seeing another restaurant soon I guess. your thoughts?

BIG MAN

peterrod16
02-23-2010, 07:27 PM
I spoke to danny meyer yesterday and he told me that they asked him to put another shake shack in citi field and he declined.
Im sure he has his reasons that man is a genius when it comes to business. I said to him that he should put one on the first base side to reduce the wait time and innings lost waiting in line. I think he has other plans though, we may be seeing another restaurant soon I guess. your thoughts?

BIG MAN

I understand his theory on not having another shake shack in citi field.
If you have a high demand area why change it.
It sucks for fans of the burger but the regualr burger in the promenade is just as good without waiting 30 minutes
Thanks for the info BMF

trueblue9441
02-23-2010, 08:00 PM
I spoke to danny meyer yesterday and he told me that they asked him to put another shake shack in citi field and he declined.
Im sure he has his reasons that man is a genius when it comes to business. I said to him that he should put one on the first base side to reduce the wait time and innings lost waiting in line. I think he has other plans though, we may be seeing another restaurant soon I guess. your thoughts?

BIG MAN

i believe they are opening a few more locations sometime this year.. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/16/dining/16Shake.html?_r=2


Another new Shack will land at Prince and Mulberry Streets, to be opened this spring.

On the Upper East Side, Mr. Swinghamer has leased a ground-floor space next door to the Barnes & Noble on the southeast side of East 86th Street near Lexington Avenue.

It is to open sometime next year, around the time another Shack will make its debut in the theater district at the southwest corner of 44th Street and Eighth Avenue, Mr. Swinghamer said.

RayNY
02-23-2010, 09:15 PM
I spoke to danny meyer yesterday and he told me that they asked him to put another shake shack in citi field and he declined.
Im sure he has his reasons that man is a genius when it comes to business. I said to him that he should put one on the first base side to reduce the wait time and innings lost waiting in line. I think he has other plans though, we may be seeing another restaurant soon I guess. your thoughts?

BIG MAN

Kind of disappointing to hear he declined. Another Shake Shack would've been perfect from a business standpoint. The fact that there's only one Shake Shack now means that a lot of would-be customers are passing up on it because they don't want to wait in line for 3 innings. Having two would bring in more customers. I hope his other plans means putting something, anything, out in the promenade food court. There needs to be another food attraction over there that will cut the congestion and wait times in the TotC food court. Something big and unique.

Gary Dunaier
02-23-2010, 09:43 PM
I think he has other plans though, we may be seeing another restaurant soon I guess. your thoughts?

Express Deli (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/29/nyregion/thecity/29deli.html) :lightbulb:

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/03/29/nyregion/29deli.span.jpg

Shea1012
02-24-2010, 06:23 AM
Any other thoughts on this? Come on, you guys are the ticket experts!

nymTom
02-24-2010, 06:24 AM
Kind of disappointing to hear he declined. Another Shake Shack would've been perfect from a business standpoint. The fact that there's only one Shake Shack now means that a lot of would-be customers are passing up on it because they don't want to wait in line for 3 innings. Having two would bring in more customers. I hope his other plans means putting something, anything, out in the promenade food court. There needs to be another food attraction over there that will cut the congestion and wait times in the TotC food court. Something big and unique.


Wow!! anyone that would waste some innings to wait in line for food should not be at a baseball game. Cant people just watch the darn game, grab a pretzel and a dog and be happy.. No wonder there is an obesity problem in this country. All anybody wants to do is eat, haha. Geez the burgers are good but not worth wasting a few innings just to get back in your seat.. Its funny most of the people complaining of a circus like atmosphere at the new ballparks are the same ones galavanting around, grabbing food, heading to the clubs and worried abotu new restaurants?? Weird!!

ribant
02-24-2010, 06:41 AM
Still on the fence about whether to get a 15-game plan like I did last year, or just sign up for a 6- or 4-game pack. I went to most of the games in the plan, the only ones I didn't go to were the weekday day games (didn't want to take off from work) and I "ate" those tickets.

I'd go with the packs unless you really want to sit in PRI.

You will have a lower up front investment and depending on which pack you choose a decent assortment of games.

ribant
02-24-2010, 06:44 AM
Any other thoughts on this? Come on, you guys are the ticket experts!


If you want OD and a few other spring games in non-prom seating it makes sense. However I am positive face is the high end of tickets for any other three games you pick.

dstoffa
02-24-2010, 06:49 AM
i believe they are opening a few more locations sometime this year.. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/16/dining/16Shake.html?_r=2

Let me know when In n' Out makes it to the east coast.

BTW, In 'n Out are now in Salt Lake City. had a 4x4 my last ski trip. YUM!!!

Cheers!
-Doug

Gary Dunaier
02-24-2010, 06:53 AM
Geez the burgers are good but not worth wasting a few innings just to get back in your seat..

Quite agree. I once went up to whoever happened to be at the front of the line at "Shake Shack" and asked how long he was waiting. He said about an hour... at that time, the game was in the 4th inning and based on my calculations he had gotten on line before the game even started, so he had already missed the entire game up to that moment!

"Shake Shack" burgers are okay but I don't think they're worth the long lines, either at Citi Field or at Madison Square Park. Truth be told, I'm happy with the $1.00 double cheeseburger at "Burger King."


Its funny most of the people complaining of a circus like atmosphere at the new ballparks are the same ones galavanting around, grabbing food, heading to the clubs and worried abotu new restaurants?? Weird!!

I'm sure some of it is the newness factor... after all these years of sub-standard ballpark fare, fans finally have more options and they don't know what to try next. Once the novelty of being able to get quality food (or, at least, better food) at the ballgame wears off, people will settle for their favorites, whatever they happen to be.

StadiumPage
02-24-2010, 06:54 AM
If you want OD and a few other spring games in non-prom seating it makes sense. However I am positive face is the high end of tickets for any other three games you pick.

The other thing is that they expanded this to cheaper seating areas last year. Initially, they had the same type of offerings, but they expanded it to LF and RF reserved shortly before the season started.

robardin
02-24-2010, 07:11 AM
I usually hit the Shack when I go with my kids, but have never waited more than 30 minutes, and since I show up at least an hour before the first pitch for weekend games I'm in my seat for it. And for weeknight games even in the summer, when I'd arrive at 6:30 for a 7:10 start time, I still typically managed to get my Shack food and be in my seats by the first pitch.

Can't understand how the line ends up being an hour plus, unless it's on a weekend and a huge crowd of people get on line while they're announcing the lineups or something. (Then again there WERE times when the line looked truly insanely long and I just skipped it on instinct.)

As for missing the game for food, sadly by August last year really the food was the main attraction. Get good ballpark fare (pretzels and steamer dogs do not count as "good" in my book), settle in to watch some baseball being played (mostly by the opponents) and chat with my kid or my friend on a summer day or evening.

Hopefully this year I can focus more on what's happening on the field because it will matter or at least be compelling.

GordonGecko
02-24-2010, 07:22 AM
I'm passing on the 4 packs in the overpriced categories. I will pay those prices for OD/Subway but only a single game basis which will happen as we approach the days. It's just a matter of timing it or possibly having to win a ticket opp lottery

Shea1012
02-24-2010, 07:30 AM
I think this is smart, plus, I don't care where I sit on opening day, so I am comfortable I can get seats in the $100 range at worst.

nymTom
02-24-2010, 07:33 AM
As for missing the game for food, sadly by August last year really the food was the main attraction. Get good ballpark fare (pretzels and steamer dogs do not count as "good" in my book), settle in to watch some baseball being played (mostly by the opponents) and chat with my kid or my friend on a summer day or evening.

Hopefully this year I can focus more on what's happening on the field because it will matter or at least be compelling.

Hahaha you got a good point there.. I can see the ads now.. Come to Citifield to enjoy great food, beer, wine , luxurious amenities , our numerous clubs , rides for the Kids, babysitting available and oh yea while you are here catch the Mets for an inning or two as well..

Shea1012
02-24-2010, 07:35 AM
Interesting, and I know it is early, but for most games, there are very, very few listings on Stubhub for Caesars Club and Promenade Club seats listed. I wonder if, as we suspected, most fans who had season plans in those areas, Caesars club in particular did not bother buying ticket plans this season? Obviously we will know more as the season gets closer, but there are plenty of Prom listings up already.

mandrake
02-24-2010, 07:45 AM
Let me know when In n' Out makes it to the east coast.

BTW, In 'n Out are now in Salt Lake City. had a 4x4 my last ski trip. YUM!!!

Cheers!
-Doug

I make it a point to stop at In 'n out before Angels games, since they do not sell then inside the stadium.

What they do sell (I wonder if they still do) is Carl's Jr.....the absolute best burger i ever had at any sporting venue. No line because they are a Anaheim based franchise and fans out there have them on every corner, but to me it was unreal. A $6 burger with one pound of meat. Maybe not too good for the heart, but great on the taste buds.

http://www.carlsjr.com/menu

Retire #31
02-24-2010, 07:50 AM
Interesting, and I know it is early, but for most games, there are very, very few listings on Stubhub for Caesars Club and Promenade Club seats listed. I wonder if, as we suspected, most fans who had season plans in those areas, Caesars club in particular did not bother buying ticket plans this season? Obviously we will know more as the season gets closer, but there are plenty of Prom listings up already.

And if they did buy tickets they probably went with the cheaper ones. I can't imagine how much money Caesar's Club people must've ate last year. Those Gold Prices were crazy.

Shea1012
02-24-2010, 07:52 AM
And if they did buy tickets they probably went with the cheaper ones. I can't imagine how much money Caesar's Club people must've ate last year. Those Gold Prices were crazy. You mean ARE crazy

manik34
02-24-2010, 08:15 AM
And I guess I’m old fashioned. Going to Shea to see the Mets play was always the reason I went to the ballpark, not to eat a shrimp po’ boy. To be honest I don’t even know what one is.

Beyond the problems with pricing, access, seating, sight lines... “Citi Field” is configured to place Mets baseball below spending money as a ballpark activity. The “amenities” don’t so much feel like options as the point of the whole place. They’re brilliantly planned and executed. I wish I could say the same for the baseball related part of the experience. .

I used to feel the same as Mongoose in regards to Citi Field. I remember walking up to Shea and hearing "meet the mets" and going up the escalators and hearing the crowd cheering. I felt there was a disconnect between the action on the field and the rest of the mall at Citi. I felt this way until last week while driving past Citi Field, my 2 year old starts chanting "go mets, go mets". Seeing him react to CF as I used to react to Shea made me think Citi Field probably isn't so bad after all.

robardin
02-24-2010, 09:28 AM
Interesting, and I know it is early, but for most games, there are very, very few listings on Stubhub for Caesars Club and Promenade Club seats listed. I wonder if, as we suspected, most fans who had season plans in those areas, Caesars club in particular did not bother buying ticket plans this season? Obviously we will know more as the season gets closer, but there are plenty of Prom listings up already.

DING DING DING

I took a major bath on CCLUB tix even before the team went on the DL in early June, after which it got worse. It didn't help that I was a first time FST plan holder with no plan in mind in reselling my unused tickets, naively thinking they'd basically sell themselves on a game-by-game, homestand-by-homestand basis (I wish I'd found this forum before March of last year!). In the end, my spreadsheet tells me I lost right around 25% of face value. About 2/3rd of that was a face value tax write-off of sorts because I donated a lot of tickets (especially in September), the other $1K+ is from selling below face value plus paying StubHub or eBay fees. And that DOESN'T include the fact that for the games I did go to, I could have paid less than what I did for single game tickets (even buying from the Mets themselves), and sat in better seats too!

There was no way in Heck or any other adjacent Netherworldish suburb I would have re-upped in the Caesars seats. Just to get me to think about it would have required a 35-40% reduction in price, AND a move to the closest section to home (330) in a low row (3-5). Neither happened, so bye-bye. If I want to sit down there I'll wait for the 33% Flushing Flash discounts.

Basically unless they sell out the section, or at least the best seats therein, AND price the seats at true market value, there is no reason to buy a FST plan at all, unless you really think you need to lock in those playoff ticket options. (Or can expense the tickets, or have plan sharers up front, and plan to attend a LOT of games yourself in your seats.)

To me that means really nothing outside of good locations in Prom Reserved, Prom Box and Prom Club (probably excluding PCGOLD) are worth a ticket plan. Though I will note that someone (a search will tell me who again) with Metropolitan Box seats has reported very good resale support early in this year, for reasons unclear to me, but good for him.

headshoes
02-24-2010, 09:30 AM
For the FST holders that remain, how have sales been?

robardin
02-24-2010, 09:36 AM
Hey, has anybody got pics of Row 5 of the Prom Reserved Infield sections near the portals (like section 513-517)? A friend of mine declined a move of his PRI FSTs to Row 5 in one of those sections because his rep told him there was a bar right in front of the view, plus no cup holders and the seats were right on the aisle with lots of stairwell traffic. The seat numbers were like 5-6 or something though, not 1-2.

Are the seats actually numbered as if the portal were seats #1-4 in those rows? Is there another bar/railing in front of those seats like in Row 1? And why no cupholders, if Row 1 seats have cupholders?

RayNY
02-24-2010, 09:51 AM
Wow!! anyone that would waste some innings to wait in line for food should not be at a baseball game. Cant people just watch the darn game, grab a pretzel and a dog and be happy.. No wonder there is an obesity problem in this country. All anybody wants to do is eat, haha. Geez the burgers are good but not worth wasting a few innings just to get back in your seat..

Wow!! It may help to comprehend someone's comment before deciding to retort back in a condescending tone. I never said I'd waste innings just to get a burger. That's why I always pass up on the Shack because I don't want to wait that long. I'm saying if there were two Shacks, it would significantly cut the wait times and ease congestion.



Its funny most of the people complaining of a circus like atmosphere at the new ballparks are the same ones galavanting around, grabbing food, heading to the clubs and worried abotu new restaurants?? Weird!!

And you know this how? This is nothing more than an assumption.

headshoes
02-24-2010, 09:58 AM
Check the 2010 renewal thread.. and see if anyone had seats on the list.. PM them.. maybe they have a pic?

peterrod16
02-24-2010, 09:59 AM
Hey, has anybody got pics of Row 5 of the Prom Reserved Infield sections near the portals (like section 513-517)? A friend of mine declined a move of his PRI FSTs to Row 5 in one of those sections because his rep told him there was a bar right in front of the view, plus no cup holders and the seats were right on the aisle with lots of stairwell traffic. The seat numbers were like 5-6 or something though, not 1-2.

Are the seats actually numbered as if the portal were seats #1-4 in those rows? Is there another bar/railing in front of those seats like in Row 1? And why no cupholders, if Row 1 seats have cupholders?

Here you go robardin
first pic is of the bar(last game of the year
my seat section 514 row 5 seat 4
if you put cup holders in that row it would make impossible to walk through the aisle.
the second pic is from the seat(college game)

Confused
02-24-2010, 09:59 AM
anyone still having issue making the mets.com stubhub connection? now I get a page, but its generic sell page, it doesnt bring the tickets you selected over.

oh, what renewal thread?

met_dream
02-24-2010, 10:11 AM
I used to feel the same as Mongoose in regards to Citi Field. I remember walking up to Shea and hearing "meet the mets" and going up the escalators and hearing the crowd cheering. I felt there was a disconnect between the action on the field and the rest of the mall at Citi. I felt this way until last week while driving past Citi Field, my 2 year old starts chanting "go mets, go mets". Seeing him react to CF as I used to react to Shea made me think Citi Field probably isn't so bad after all.

I don't understand the disconnect some of you felt at all. At Shea, there was no way to watch the game from those sliver thin crappy concourses, of course, except on the tiny tv's at the horrible concessions stands. Basically, you had to be in your seat to follow the game at all, because there was no standing room option.

At Citi, even though my seats are in the prom, I can walk around the entire ballpark, stop in front of a cupholder at field level or a table out in the outfield, and enjoy some food and STILL see the game live from a variety of angles. The Shea apologists are nuts and seem to be the generation of crusty blue collar fans that came after the old real ballparks were torn down. They have no idea what a real ballpark was supposed to be like, and once they got a shiny new one, they somehow thought it was an insult to their social strata and taste for simple things.

Basically, Citi was too fancified and not blue collary or crusty enough for their old skool met fan sensibilities. If we listened to these people we would still be riding redbird subway trains full of graffiti and bulletholes, Times Square would still be full of porn theaters and hookers and they would say that's how NY is "supposed to be".

nymTom
02-24-2010, 10:23 AM
Wow!! It may help to comprehend someone's comment before deciding to retort back in a condescending tone. I never said I'd waste innings just to get a burger. That's why I always pass up on the Shack because I don't want to wait that long. I'm saying if there were two Shacks, it would significantly cut the wait times and ease congestion.


And you know this how? This is nothing more than an assumption.


So you want them to put in another Shake shack to ease the lines so you can satisfy your craving for a Hamburger without sacrifice of your pure enjoyment of actually watching the game right. Well I go to a game to watch, not eat for the most part, If others wan to wait in line that means the other food concessions should be alot emptier. I really dont care what others do at a game but nothing worse then sittin next to a group who gets up every inning to pass by. Look i have no problem with Citi and its ammenities. Use them all as you wish. I prefer to check the place out before game time, then once game starts basically stay put unless i absolutley have to get up. I enjoy watchign the game to much i guess, Oh well..

And it is Not assumptions, been following the board for a long time now, more or less just an observation...

Flushing Roots
02-24-2010, 10:44 AM
Here you go robardin
first pic is of the bar(last game of the year
my seat section 514 row 5 seat 4
if you put cup holders in that row it would make impossible to walk through the aisle.
the second pic is from the seat(college game)
That photo is unbelievable!!! Hard to image with all the technology that this stadium was built in 2009!!!:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:

dstoffa
02-24-2010, 10:51 AM
That photo is unbelievable!!! Hard to image with all the technology that this stadium was built in 2009!!!:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:

It's hard to beleive that they shoe-horned in seats where there should be seats. That is the crime in this case.

RayNY
02-24-2010, 10:59 AM
So you want them to put in another Shake shack to ease the lines so you can satisfy your craving for a Hamburger without sacrifice of your pure enjoyment of actually watching the game right.

That is precisely my point. Please tell me why that is such a bad thing.

peterrod16
02-24-2010, 11:08 AM
That photo is unbelievable!!! Hard to image with all the technology that this stadium was built in 2009!!!:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:

if they just spend time investigating those obstructions they can be fixed quickly.
However the mets are fixing citi field again for april so the obstructions will remain for now.
i call it Citi field 2.0 the fans version.

side note
i have been thinking about trying to pull off another BBF group outing
However with money tight its hard for me to put up a deposit for a suite night.
i got some information about group seatings Big apple, Bridge terrace & mo zone.
If we get a good group i can get another tour of the group areas at citi field.
note bridge terrace prices include a $25 gift card.

VALUE BRONZE SILVER GOLD
BIG APPLE RESERVE(25 MIN) $22.00 $29.00 $36.00 $43.00
BRIDGE TERRACE(28 MIN) $52.89 $60.89 $67.89 $74.89
MO ZONE FOOD(25 MIN) $57.50 $65.50 $73.50 $81.50
MO ZONE FOOD/SODA(25 MIN) $69.20 $77.20 $85.20 $93.20
MO ZONE FOOD/BEER/SODA(25 MIN) $86.10 $94.10 $103.10 $111.10
MO ZONE FOOD/MIXER/BEER/SODA(25 MIN)
$92.60 $100.60 $108.60 $116.60

mandrake
02-24-2010, 11:14 AM
At Citi, even though my seats are in the prom, I can walk around the entire ballpark, stop in front of a cupholder at field level or a table out in the outfield, and enjoy some food and STILL see the game live from a variety of angles. The Shea apologists are nuts and seem to be the generation of crusty blue collar fans that came after the old real ballparks were torn down. They have no idea what a real ballpark was supposed to be like, and once they got a shiny new one, they somehow thought it was an insult to their social strata and taste for simple things.

Basically, Citi was too fancified and not blue collary or crusty enough for their old skool met fan sensibilities. If we listened to these people we would still be riding redbird subway trains full of graffiti and bulletholes, Times Square would still be full of porn theaters and hookers and they would say that's how NY is "supposed to be".

I had a chance to visit every level at Citi, along with every club.

Without a specific ticket, a fan can NOT walk around on the Excelsior level.....not even from the stairwells. Nor can anyone just wander around the Delta Club level, or into the Delta lounge, etc. Fans can walk around MOST of Citi, but not all.

I have been to Fenway Park, Original Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, Comiskey Park, Tiger Stadium, Milwaukee County Stadium, Dodger Stadium, Candle Stick Park, Anaheim Stadium, and many of the cookie cutters too.
Any of these qualify as old real ballparks?:crazy
How many have you been to????:waving

nymTom
02-24-2010, 11:21 AM
That is precisely my point. Please tell me why that is such a bad thing.

Ray , when i replied to your initial post, i wasnt necessarily attacking your post, just a point you made in that post about the long lines and waiting hours for food. You may not do that but others will and i find that absurd is all. Your suggestion of another shake shack may be a solution to shorten lines but i just find it ridiculous that so many worry more about getting food at a game then the game itself hahah,,, so it seems anyways.

Also sometimes flooding the market and being too accessible isnt always good for business. When lines are thin and the place is ez accessible sometimes the mystique wears off. Sometimes a long line may attract people as in to say hey that crap must be good , lets try it.. I seen too many Great but over crowded local restaurants over expand in locations and it actually hurt their business, Just saying!!!

Mister B.
02-24-2010, 11:32 AM
The Shea apologists are nuts and seem to be the generation of crusty blue collar fans that came after the old real ballparks were torn down. They have no idea what a real ballpark was supposed to be like, and once they got a shiny new one, they somehow thought it was an insult to their social strata and taste for simple things. Basically, Citi was too fancified and not blue collary or crusty enough for their old skool met fan sensibilities.

Wow, everybody who happens to prefer Shea falls into this rather unflattering generalization? And, someone who prefers Shea is therefore an "apologist" for it?

I don't see it. Everybody's different. People like what they like for reasons that make sense to them. I don't have any contempt for people who liked it better "the way it was." I just hope they can make peace with "the way it is."

FlushingFan102
02-24-2010, 11:42 AM
Ray , when i replied to your initial post, i wasnt necessarily attacking your post, just a point you made in that post about the long lines and waiting hours for food. You may not do that but others will and i find that absurd is all. Your suggestion of another shake shack may be a solution to shorten lines but i just find it ridiculous that so many worry more about getting food at a game then the game itself hahah,,, so it seems anyways.

Also sometimes flooding the market and being too accessible isnt always good for business. When lines are thin and the place is ez accessible sometimes the mystique wears off. Sometimes a long line may attract people as in to say hey that crap must be good , lets try it.. I seen too many Great but over crowded local restaurants over expand in locations and it actually hurt their business, Just saying!!!

Also, from Danny Meyer's perspective, he cares about sales at all 3 of his Shake Shacks, not just at Citi. Perhaps a line of an hour long will prompt people to say "I'm not waiting for that, but next time I'm in the city I have to see what the fuss is about, or better yet, the line is too big, but I work near a Shake Shack, Ill make it a regular thing, or the BEST yet, that lines huge, I must see what its about, I'm gonna wait" If Shake Shack is too easily accessibile it becomes less of a treat and more of just another concession stand at the ballpark.

RayNY
02-24-2010, 11:43 AM
Ray , when i replied to your initial post, i wasnt necessarily attacking your post, just a point you made in that post about the long lines and waiting hours for food. You may not do that but others will and i find that absurd is all. Your suggestion of another shake shack may be a solution to shorten lines but i just find it ridiculous that so many worry more about getting food at a game then the game itself hahah,,, so it seems anyways.

Understood. It just seemed like you were retorting back at me in your response. No biggie.




Also sometimes flooding the market and being too accessible isnt always good for business. When lines are thin and the place is ez accessible sometimes the mystique wears off. Sometimes a long line may attract people as in to say hey that crap must be good , lets try it.. I seen too many Great but over crowded local restaurants over expand in locations and it actually hurt their business, Just saying!!!

I understand your point but honestly I don't think having just one more Shack at Citi will thin out the customers to the point that they lose business and mystique. I'm pretty sure both Shacks will still have high demand but instead of waiting in line for 2-3 innings, people may now only have to wait for 1 inning max.

But I agree, the game is obviously the most important thing, not the food. This is just crap to talk about when there is no game.

mandrake
02-24-2010, 11:53 AM
Understood. It just seemed like you were retorting back at me in your response. No biggie.



I understand your point but honestly I don't think having just one more Shack at Citi will thin out the customers to the point that they lose business and mystique. I'm pretty sure both Shacks will still have high demand but instead of waiting in line for 2-3 innings, people may now only have to wait for 1 inning max.

But I agree, the game is obviously the most important thing, not the food. This is just crap to talk about when there is no game.

Not to nitpick, but there already is another shake shack for the in-seat service in the Delta Club.:nod:

IMHO, there would be no harm having another in the prom level behind home plate and would cater to fans who don't want to trudge to the outfield/field level, yet would like to try a burger.

supremebeing002
02-24-2010, 12:37 PM
That photo is unbelievable!!! Hard to image with all the technology that this stadium was built in 2009!!!:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:


It's truly amazing isn't it? There were less obstructed view seating in the old Boston Garden.

robardin
02-24-2010, 01:03 PM
i have been thinking about trying to pull off another BBF group outing
However with money tight its hard for me to put up a deposit for a suite night.
i got some information about group seatings Big apple, Bridge terrace & mo zone.
If we get a good group i can get another tour of the group areas at citi field.

If we got enough interest on BBF I don't mind footing the deposit for a party suite or Empire Suite. At least I don't think so. What exactly is the min headcount, the cost and the corresponding deposit?

Also what game date are we talking about?

peterrod16
02-24-2010, 01:14 PM
If we got enough interest on BBF I don't mind footing the deposit for a party suite or Empire Suite. At least I don't think so. What exactly is the min headcount, the cost and the corresponding deposit?

Also what game date are we talking about?

Robardin, min head count is 34 or 35 people depending on the party suite room
your intial deposit is the ticket price times 34 plus $25 mets fee.
I was looking at a bronze game in June vs Padres
$2,065 intial deposit after you tour the suite in march.
Final payment for food is charged to your credit card on the date of game.
thats like another $2,745.75($2,100 food times 30% of management fees)
so it would average $141.50 per person
View attachments the food pricing hasnt come on for 2010 but its probably the same.

johnql
02-24-2010, 01:18 PM
For the FST holders that remain, how have sales been?

Following what can only be described as a disastrous season, I had fairly low expectations for sales this year. However, I have to admit that I've been very pleased with the early results. I've already sold 13 games (all at face or higher), and most of them weekday/weeknight.

robardin
02-24-2010, 01:27 PM
Not to nitpick, but there already is another shake shack for the in-seat service in the Delta Club.:nod:

IMHO, there would be no harm having another in the prom level behind home plate and would cater to fans who don't want to trudge to the outfield/field level, yet would like to try a burger.

So, make a black market. For a service fee, go around taking orders from people in the Prom for Shake Shack food. Have three friends who do nothing but wait in line at the Shack, place orders (combining smaller orders into one), hand the food off to you and then get back at the end of the line. If your 3 friends each wait 45 minutes on line evenly spaced 15 minutes apart, you're serving (say) four people's orders worth of food every 15 minutes or so. If you can charge a $5 service fee per order that's $20 every 15 minutes, or $80 an hour, split four ways is $20 an hour per person. Start a half hour before game time and do it for 3 hours, you can still watch the game after the 7th inning stretch and earn $60 each, offset by the cost of getting into the ballpark.

Or maybe just have each order being 4 double burgers, 4 singles, 4 orders of fries, 4 black&white shakes and 4 vanilla shakes. Sell everything at a $2 per item markup for $40 profit per order, or $160 per hour split 4 ways is $40 per person per hour. Until the vendor's union comes to beat your ass down anyway.

robardin
02-24-2010, 01:35 PM
Following what can only be described as a disastrous season, I had fairly low expectations for sales this year. However, I have to admit that I've been very pleased with the early results. I've already sold 13 games (all at face or higher), and most of them weekday/weeknight.

Out of 81, how many are you keeping for yourself and how many are you reselling? Is this thru CL, StubHub, personal contacts or (of course) you may prefer not to say?

In my case I'm keeping 15 games for myself from my FST pair in Prom Club (planning also to go to 10 more games with 5-8 tickets in PRI for family outings, mostly on Saturdays and for Pyro Night), and have pre-sold all but 9 of the remaining 66 for face value. Among those 9 I still have to sell, 5 are in April and May, including the two midweek day games (4/28 vs. Dodgers and 5/12 vs. Nats). I also have three Fridays including 5/7 vs. the Giants, 9/10 vs. the Phillies and 7/9 vs the Braves which I expect to be able to move easily enough. Finally there are the two games vs. the Brewers at the end of September that will likely turn out to be either Very Important Stretch Games, or donation fodder like in 2009. Only time will tell.

I'm also going to be keeping track of the "mark to market" value of my personal stash of tickets this year: the evening before the games I go to, I'm going to hit StubHub and check out the average ticket price within one section of mine in a similar row, add a 10% + $5 fee and call that the "StubHub Buying Price". Then at year's end I'll reconcile my actual face value layout versus the SHBP for a separate analysis.

My goal is to break even versus market price. In that analysis I'd assign a somewhat arbitrary $400 value to Season's Ticket Holder benefits like the ballpark tour and whatnot, plus the pre-season probability adjusted value of the playoff options (in other words, presently very close to zero). Let's see how it plays out.

Ralf
02-24-2010, 01:41 PM
Following what can only be described as a disastrous season, I had fairly low expectations for sales this year. However, I have to admit that I've been very pleased with the early results. I've already sold 13 games (all at face or higher), and most of them weekday/weeknight.

I've sold 57 games for a slight profit (27 and 25 in bulk). I plan to sell 4 more and keep the rest.

robardin
02-24-2010, 01:48 PM
Robardin, min head count is 34 or 35 people depending on the party suite room
your intial deposit is the ticket price times 34 plus $25 mets fee.
I was looking at a bronze game in June vs Padres
$2,065 intial deposit after you tour the suite in march.

Party suites are in the RF corner, right?

Can we get an Empire Suite (#231) for one game, or is that not done? Is that anywhere close in cost or much more?

johnql
02-24-2010, 02:20 PM
Out of 81, how many are you keeping for yourself and how many are you reselling? Is this thru CL, StubHub, personal contacts or (of course) you may prefer not to say?
I plan to go to 35-40 games. I sell most of them through SH but also some through personal contacts and I give some away to friends and relatives.

mrnecio3
02-24-2010, 02:24 PM
I've sold 57 games for a slight profit (27 and 25 in bulk). I plan to sell 4 more and keep the rest.

I have sold 16 games so far on Stubhub, all over face value. I have 45 remaining that I do not plan to use for sale.

robardin
02-24-2010, 02:48 PM
I plan to go to 35-40 games.


I have sold 16 [/45] games so far on Stubhub, all over face value.

81-45 = 36. Wow. You both plan to go to 35 games even after 2009?

:thumbsup: :applaud: :bowdown:

And mrnecio3, did you sell justenough over face to get back face after commission, or actually make a net profit on the sales? I sold one game over face on SH but just enough to come out minus 50 cents or something after fees. (Which means the buyer paid 20+% over face. I hate StubHub's M.O., but it is the most active secondary market exchange, isn't it?)

johnql
02-24-2010, 02:55 PM
81-45 = 36. Wow. You both plan to go to 35 games even after 2009?

:thumbsup: :applaud: :bowdown:

And mrnecio3, did you sell justenough over face to get back face after commission, or actually make a net profit on the sales? I sold one game over face on SH but just enough to come out minus 50 cents or something after fees. (Which means the buyer paid 20+% over face. I hate StubHub's M.O., but it is the most active secondary market exchange, isn't it?)
What can I say? I'm a glutton for punishment. Actually, 35-40 games is down for me. In the past, I have often gone to 50+ games in a season. But with the higher prices, I've decided to offset some of the overall cost by selling more games than usual.

mrnecio3
02-24-2010, 04:38 PM
81-45 = 36. Wow. You both plan to go to 35 games even after 2009?

:thumbsup: :applaud: :bowdown:

And mrnecio3, did you sell justenough over face to get back face after commission, or actually make a net profit on the sales? I sold one game over face on SH but just enough to come out minus 50 cents or something after fees. (Which means the buyer paid 20+% over face. I hate StubHub's M.O., but it is the most active secondary market exchange, isn't it?)

For 15 of the games, net profit has ranged between $6.50 and $32 per pair. I sold a Yankee game for 216.50 net profit.

peterrod16
02-24-2010, 05:41 PM
Party suites are in the RF corner, right?

Can we get an Empire Suite (#231) for one game, or is that not done? Is that anywhere close in cost or much more?

robarding the party suites are in between first base and right field.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79998930@N00/4153053786/in/set-72157622919523476/
the empire suites are more expensive
6,000 to 7,000 per suite for 31 or 32 people
plus food which is another 2,700.

robardin
02-24-2010, 06:21 PM
robarding the party suites are in between first base and right field.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79998930@N00/4153053786/in/set-72157622919523476/
the empire suites are more expensive
6,000 to 7,000 per suite for 31 or 32 people
plus food which is another 2,700.

BTW as a STH I get a 15% discount for booking a group suite.

peterrod16
02-24-2010, 06:44 PM
BTW as a STH I get a 15% discount for booking a group suite.

wow thats a nice benefit.
I will contact my rep to see where the 15% comes off.
the tickets or the food.
I guess the food package.
price would be $127 with discount on food instead of $141.

Shea1012
02-24-2010, 06:50 PM
You guys are doing amazing with resales - wow. Making me regret not renewing a little!

robardin
02-24-2010, 06:59 PM
You guys are doing amazing with resales - wow. Making me regret not renewing a little!

I bet a lot of the sales are to people who USED to be plan holders (full or partial). I mean, who else goes Round buying tickets before they're printed? Note that many of these locations are not offered in partial plans too...

peterrod16
02-24-2010, 07:28 PM
fyi
i login into my mets ticket account and it shows the games for the single game presale Monday 10AM
Opening day is included but Subway Series is not.

robardin
02-24-2010, 07:57 PM
fyi
i login into my mets ticket account and it shows the games for the single game presale Monday 10AM
Opening day is included but Subway Series is not.

Interesting that Opening Day is included for you, as a 15-game plan participant the description is "Single Game Pre-Sale (excludes Platinum dates)".

What is this link you speak of though? (I suppose I will get this info in the mail in the next day or two?)

robardin
02-24-2010, 08:00 PM
wow thats a nice benefit.
I will contact my rep to see where the 15% comes off.
the tickets or the food.
I guess the food package.
price would be $127 with discount on food instead of $141.

I got a "friendly reminder" from my STH rep that "...one of your 2010 Season Ticket Holder Benefits is a discount on Group tickets. You will receive 15% off each ticket for a group of 25 tickets or more as well as 15% off each ticket for our hospitality areas. I have included some information below regarding the different hospitality areas that we offer."

Empire Party Suites – For groups of 33 to 222, these five suites boast a retractable glass partition, providing an open-air or a climate-controlled buffet and party area, combined with 24 exterior and 9, 10 or 11, interior game seats. Additional suite standing room tickets are available. For this area it is required to purchase a catering package per person.

Ticket Prices:
Value Date - $45
Bronze Date - $60
Silver Date - $75
Gold Date - $90

From the wording it looks like the 15% discount is off the tickets, but maybe does not include the food.

What's the preferred date? In May, June or even in April? For example the Friday 4/23 game against the Braves is a Bronze game while the Sat/Sun games of that series are Silver, rather unusual. Plus they're giving away ski caps. How about that game for a Bronze Game Party Suite? Otherwise I guess it's looking like a game against the Padres on 6/8 or 6/9.

If the 15% discount makes a Silver game palatable then how about either Sunday 6/6 vs. Marlins (Beach Towel giveaway), or Monday 7/5 vs. Reds (Pyrotechnic Night) (hmm, maybe it's good luck with that?)

johnql
02-24-2010, 09:02 PM
fyi
i login into my mets ticket account and it shows the games for the single game presale Monday 10AM
Opening day is included but Subway Series is not.
When I logged on, it indicates that the pre-sale is this Sunday, Feb 28, 10 am. Opening Day is displayed but no Yankees.


Interesting that Opening Day is included for you, as a 15-game plan participant the description is "Single Game Pre-Sale (excludes Platinum dates)".

What is this link you speak of though? (I suppose I will get this info in the mail in the next day or two?)
Try this link:

http://ev13.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/evenue/ev69/core/myaccount.d2w/report?linkID=mets&entry=LogOff.html&url=https%3A//ev13.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/evenue/ev69/se/Main.d2w/report%3FlinkID%3Dmets

boulevardofdef
02-24-2010, 09:51 PM
I spoke to danny meyer yesterday and he told me that they asked him to put another shake shack in citi field and he declined.
Im sure he has his reasons that man is a genius when it comes to business.I would guess those reasons are that he wants the long lines at the current Shake Shack. For a serious restaurateur, food is only one part of the equation. Another part is image, in this case the appearance of being in high demand -- the idea that Shake Shack is so great that people will miss large chunks of the game to get it. If you could just walk up and get a shackburger anytime, it wouldn't be so special. It's smart, very smart. Kinda sucks for the fans, but hey, I'd probably do the same thing.


I don't understand the disconnect some of you felt at all. At Shea, there was no way to watch the game from those sliver thin crappy concourses, of course, except on the tiny tv's at the horrible concessions stands. Basically, you had to be in your seat to follow the game at all, because there was no standing room option.

At Citi, even though my seats are in the prom, I can walk around the entire ballpark, stop in front of a cupholder at field level or a table out in the outfield, and enjoy some food and STILL see the game live from a variety of angles. The Shea apologists are nuts and seem to be the generation of crusty blue collar fans that came after the old real ballparks were torn down. They have no idea what a real ballpark was supposed to be like, and once they got a shiny new one, they somehow thought it was an insult to their social strata and taste for simple things.

Basically, Citi was too fancified and not blue collary or crusty enough for their old skool met fan sensibilities. If we listened to these people we would still be riding redbird subway trains full of graffiti and bulletholes, Times Square would still be full of porn theaters and hookers and they would say that's how NY is "supposed to be".Years ago, I read a book about the history of MAD Magazine. I was a big fan of MAD while I was growing up in the '80s and always thought that was the magazine's heyday. The book addressed the issue of MAD's quality over the years and asked a few magazine staffers when the best time for it was. One of them had a very good answer: The best time was whenever you were a kid reading it.

That's what's going on with Shea. I grew up with Shea and have a great affection for it. I always loved going and thought it was a great baseball experience. However, I have never in my life met a non-Mets fan who agreed with that. Shea was a constant punching bag in the media and consistently ranked near or even at the bottom of ballpark rankings when they came out. I have a good friend who thought it was worse than the Metrodome, easily the worst ballpark I've ever personally been to.

Last season I made a point of asking non-New York baseball fans what they thought of Citi. Without exception, they loved it. That's really the only empirical evidence you can get.

I'll tell you something else, something I've never seen anyone else say on this board or anywhere else, really. I think Citi feels very, very Mets. Always have since the first day I walked in -- actually, since even before, looking at construction photos. I can't quantify it, but there's something about it that says to me, "The Mets play here." When I picture a Mets game, I don't picture Shea anymore -- I picture a brick backstop, black outfield walls, the awesome outfield bridge, the Modell's notch, the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. These things are just as inherently "Mets" as anything at Shea, and I accepted them without even trying. You may not feel that way, but you probably will one day -- and if not, your kids will.

robardin
02-25-2010, 05:16 AM
When I logged on, it indicates that the pre-sale is this Sunday, Feb 28, 10 am. Opening Day is displayed but no Yankees.


http://ev13.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/evenue/ev69/core/myaccount.d2w/report?linkID=mets&entry=LogOff.html&url=https%3A//ev13.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/evenue/ev69/se/Main.d2w/report%3FlinkID%3Dmets

That worked for me thanks. Did you get this link in the mail or find it from the website somehow? I called the Cust Relations number yesterday (my rep is on vacation) and they told me to wait for the info in the mail... But it's Thursday AM and nothing yet. Things do get mis-sent to my neighbors on occasion so I wish they'd do this by email.

The person I did speak to said there would be no restrictions on games purchased in the STH pre-sale, yet like you I can see OD in on the presale but not the Yankees games from that link. Maybe someone should call and ask.

headshoes
02-25-2010, 05:19 AM
I asked my rep specifically on OD.. and was told they would be available and have a limit of 4 tickets per account.. Not sure on subway series

ribant
02-25-2010, 06:29 AM
You guys are doing amazing with resales - wow. Making me regret not renewing a little!

It was like this from 2002-2005.

Great value seats always get a premium, and there are few sellers to compete with so sales are good.

Shea1012
02-25-2010, 07:25 AM
Though part of me regrets not renewing when seeing this but the other part of me is glad that I cost them $4,000. I know in the grand scheme of things, it is chump change, but I still feel like for once, I spoke more with my head and wallet than my heart when it comes to my teams. That being said, I am renewing Knick season tickets (after a three yeah hiatus) as we speak on a wing and a prayer, but what can you do.

GordonGecko
02-25-2010, 07:28 AM
I am renewing Knick season tickets (after a three yeah hiatus) as we speak on a wing and a prayer

Three year hiatus?

GordonGecko
02-25-2010, 07:30 AM
So do partials get a crack at OD or is it just full STH

nyc113
02-25-2010, 07:37 AM
Anyone else hear a rumor that Dave Matthews Band and Phish will be playing at Citi Field after the all-star break?

peterrod16
02-25-2010, 07:52 AM
So do partials get a crack at OD or is it just full STH

Yes partials get a crack at OD

jfvmets
02-25-2010, 07:52 AM
fyi
i login into my mets ticket account and it shows the games for the single game presale Monday 10AM
Opening day is included but Subway Series is not.

are u STH or partial holder.. I check my account and it does not says anything. i cannot even buy season or 15 game plans or six pack, on the ticket tab.. maybe my account is mess up.

I have no link for presale of single tickets..

GordonGecko
02-25-2010, 07:54 AM
Do you have a direct link to that page?

Retire #31
02-25-2010, 07:55 AM
Anyone else hear a rumor that Dave Matthews Band and Phish will be playing at Citi Field after the all-star break?


Dave Matthews is on Sale already and this is from a Phish Blog

WSP SUX

ok, now thats done with...this is from a buddy of mine that works with red light. Take it for what its worth. I wont try to defend my knowloedge of these dates, cause honestly i dont know how legit they are. My buddy rarely is wrong though.

June 10 Wrigley Field Chicago
June 11 Deer Creek Noblesville
June 12 Deer Creek Noblesville
June 13 Deer Creek Noblesville
June 16 Huntington Park Columbus
June 18 Verizon Wireless Charlotte
June 19 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Va Beach
June 21 HersheyPark Stadium Harrisburg
June 23 Merriweather Post Columbia
June 25 Aarons Amphitheatre Atlanta
June 26 Aarons Amphitheatre Atlanta
June 27 Aarons Amphitheatre Atlanta
July 12 Jones Beach Wantagh
July 15 Citi Field Flushing
July 16 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel
July 17 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel
July 18 Susquehanna Center Camden
July 19 Susquehanna Center Camden
July 21 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto
July 31 TBA Denver
Aug 5 The Gorge George
Aug 6 The Gorge George
Aug 7 The Gorge George
Aug 9 MGM Grand Las Vegas
Aug 10 MGM Grand Las Vegas
Aug 12 Verizon Wireless Irvine
Aug 13 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles
Aug 14 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles

Retire #31
02-25-2010, 08:03 AM
Do you have a direct link to that page?

http://ev13.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncomm...FlinkID%3Dmets

Use this and enter your account info

The link is also in post 15836 in case above one does not work

peterrod16
02-25-2010, 08:04 AM
are u STH or partial holder.. I check my account and it does not says anything. i cannot even buy season or 15 game plans or six pack, on the ticket tab.. maybe my account is mess up.

I have no link for presale of single tickets..

15 game plan holder since 2009
Just use your login information.

dstoffa
02-25-2010, 08:09 AM
Interesting that Opening Day is included for you, as a 15-game plan participant the description is "Single Game Pre-Sale (excludes Platinum dates)".

What is this link you speak of though? (I suppose I will get this info in the mail in the next day or two?)

In the past, the Mets have, for the most part in recent times, excluded the right to buy OD from the partial plan pre-sale, but HAVE thrown a bone when sales are poor.

I guess, with those 4-game packs on the market, that the sale of tickets is slow.

We still do not know what will be offered in terms of locations for OD.

Cheers!
-Doug

GordonGecko
02-25-2010, 08:10 AM
hmm, usually the direct links for mets tickets is something like "SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS:507TIXX:E09:PM0717:PM PRESALE&linkID=507tixx&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode"

Retire #31
02-25-2010, 08:11 AM
Looks like Fred and Jeff found another way to make some cash

This is from a Phish Blog

Citi Field seems to now be booked for 7/15/10

WSP SUX

ok, now thats done with...this is from a buddy of mine that works with red light. Take it for what its worth. I wont try to defend my knowloedge of these dates, cause honestly i dont know how legit they are. My buddy rarely is wrong though.

June 10 Wrigley Field Chicago
June 11 Deer Creek Noblesville
June 12 Deer Creek Noblesville
June 13 Deer Creek Noblesville
June 16 Huntington Park Columbus
June 18 Verizon Wireless Charlotte
June 19 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Va Beach
June 21 HersheyPark Stadium Harrisburg
June 23 Merriweather Post Columbia
June 25 Aarons Amphitheatre Atlanta
June 26 Aarons Amphitheatre Atlanta
June 27 Aarons Amphitheatre Atlanta
July 12 Jones Beach Wantagh
July 15 Citi Field Flushing
July 16 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel
July 17 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel
July 18 Susquehanna Center Camden

mets215
02-25-2010, 08:15 AM
I am not having any luck with any of this stuff.... Is there a promo password we have to enter or something?

jfvmets
02-25-2010, 08:15 AM
http://ev13.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncomm...FlinkID%3Dmets

Use this and enter your account info

The link is also in post 15836 in case above one does not work

hope it still does not work..

Is there a presale link on the account.. i don't have one....

Confused
02-25-2010, 08:45 AM
email bothe the hub and mets about not being able to list the tickets on stub hub.

stub hub says its fixed, but it isnt.

the mets say it will start working once they have the serial numbers for the tickets.

i guess ill put up the first couple of tickets manually.

robardin
02-25-2010, 08:51 AM
I went to this link to for "tickets and pricing":

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ticketing/seating_pricing.jsp

Clicked on Tickets -> Season Ticket Renewals, and on the next page on the right hand side where it says "Already registered?", I clicked on "Log In Now". This took me to an invoice page with the banner "Tickets | Season/Plan Renewal Payments | Logout | My Account ..." at the top.

Click on THAT link that says "Tickets" under the Mets logo on the upper left, and you'll see the Pre-Sales your plan/account is linked to. In my case as a STH it just says "2010 SINGLE PRESALE".

When I click on that, I see APRIL GAMES, MAY GAMES, etc.; clicking on APRIL shows me Opening Day (MARLINS - APRIL 5) as "Onsale Date: Sunday February 28, 2010 10:00 am". But, clicking on MAY shows me only the games against the Giants, Nats and Phillies, no Yankees games.

Simulating a partial plan holder, I went to "Tickets -> 15-Game Ticket Plans" from the "Seating/Pricing" page, and selected "Purchase Your Plan Now" for a sample plan (Saturday). On the page where it shows you the seating chart and prices available, click on "Login" at the top bar (Tickets | Season/Plan Renewal Payments | Login ...). Login there and then click on "Tickets" in the upper left from the next page, as above.

JohnCropp
02-25-2010, 09:02 AM
The DMB @ City Field Seating Chart

http://images.razorgator.com/venuemap.aspx?perf_id=7953509&perf_bid=1&size=s

mandrake
02-25-2010, 09:14 AM
Dave Matthews is on Sale already and this is from a Phish Blog

WSP SUX

ok, now thats done with...this is from a buddy of mine that works with red light. Take it for what its worth. I wont try to defend my knowloedge of these dates, cause honestly i dont know how legit they are. My buddy rarely is wrong though.

June 10 Wrigley Field Chicago
June 11 Deer Creek Noblesville
June 12 Deer Creek Noblesville
June 13 Deer Creek Noblesville
June 16 Huntington Park Columbus
June 18 Verizon Wireless Charlotte
June 19 Virginia Beach Amphitheatre Va Beach
June 21 HersheyPark Stadium Harrisburg
June 23 Merriweather Post Columbia
June 25 Aarons Amphitheatre Atlanta
June 26 Aarons Amphitheatre Atlanta
June 27 Aarons Amphitheatre Atlanta
July 12 Jones Beach Wantagh
July 15 Citi Field Flushing
July 16 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel
July 17 PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel
July 18 Susquehanna Center Camden
July 19 Susquehanna Center Camden
July 21 Molson Amphitheatre Toronto
July 31 TBA Denver
Aug 5 The Gorge George
Aug 6 The Gorge George
Aug 7 The Gorge George
Aug 9 MGM Grand Las Vegas
Aug 10 MGM Grand Las Vegas
Aug 12 Verizon Wireless Irvine
Aug 13 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles
Aug 14 Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles


Somebody is missing a date ! Bethel Woods, at the original site of Woodstock. They played there last year, eventually sold out 17,000 seats.


Tue, Jul. 13 7:00 PM Dave Matthews Band with special guest Amos Lee Pavilion Stage $75.00 Reserved, $40.50 Lawn on sale:
2/26/2010 10:00 AM

Petemc1969
02-25-2010, 09:21 AM
email bothe the hub and mets about not being able to list the tickets on stub hub.

stub hub says its fixed, but it isnt.

the mets say it will start working once they have the serial numbers for the tickets.

i guess ill put up the first couple of tickets manually.


It's working for me:

https://mlb.ticketmrktplace.com/ex/loginFrame.action?team=ny%20mets

mets215
02-25-2010, 09:53 AM
It's interesting that they are linking the accounts to the presale this year instead of using passwords. this will probably increase the availability of single game tickets to the public and possibly effect stubhub sales

Shea1012
02-25-2010, 09:58 AM
Three year hiatus? Did I misuse the word or something?

GordonGecko
02-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Did I misuse the word or something?
No not at all, I was just wondering how you can renew after not paying for three seasons. So either you're buying different seats, or somehow you got them to put your account on hold for three years or you contracted out your rights in a private sale

johnql
02-25-2010, 10:30 AM
Yes partials get a crack at OD
So, it looks like the pre-sale for partials is Monday whereas the pre-sale for full STH is Sunday.

The top image is what I get when I log into my account. The bottom image is what Peterrod16 posted.

johnql
02-25-2010, 10:44 AM
The DMB @ City Field Seating Chart

http://images.razorgator.com/venuemap.aspx?perf_id=7953509&perf_bid=1&size=s

Just curious - where did that seating chart come from? When I check out the seating chart on 507tixx.com, I get the chart below. The field seating looks like General Admission, but your chart looks like what they used for Paul McCartney's concerts last summer.

Shbmets
02-25-2010, 10:54 AM
The Mets website today announced McFadden's at Citi Field. The bar will be on the other side of the 126th Street entrance. Which explains why Johnql's photo of the construction on the corner of 126th seems far behind. The article says it's right below the 2K Sports Fan Fest area.

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100225&content_id=8136678&vkey=pr_nym&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym

Shea1012
02-25-2010, 11:02 AM
No not at all, I was just wondering how you can renew after not paying for three seasons. So either you're buying different seats, or somehow you got them to put your account on hold for three years or you contracted out your rights in a private sale

Sorry. I have stayed in contact with my rep since cancelling - it has had some great benefits, such as selling me tickets to only the games I wanted, at the sason ticket holders price (Celtics, Cavs, Lakers) the past few years, and kept on invites to some events (the Draft party, etc). I always let her know I was targeting next season to come back if things broke right. Unlike the Mets, the Knicks and Rangers at least try and do some things for their loyal fans - so, the Knicks tomorrow (was supposed to be today, but it was pushed off) are allowing any former season ticket holders who want back in, to be in the front of the line for next seasons. Initial deposit if $500 and they use 9 month interest-free payment plans. Season tickets will then be sold to the general public after they deal with any interested former season subs.

They aren't stupid, lock people in now, in the event they strike out this summer and end up with Rudy Gay, T-Mac and David Lee (please don't do this to me...)

Flushing Roots
02-25-2010, 11:13 AM
... in the event they strike out this summer and end up with Rudy Gay, T-Mac and David Lee (please don't do this to me...)
Ditto!!!:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::b anghead:

johnql
02-25-2010, 11:39 AM
That worked for me thanks. Did you get this link in the mail or find it from the website somehow? I called the Cust Relations number yesterday (my rep is on vacation) and they told me to wait for the info in the mail... But it's Thursday AM and nothing yet. Things do get mis-sent to my neighbors on occasion so I wish they'd do this by email.

The person I did speak to said there would be no restrictions on games purchased in the STH pre-sale, yet like you I can see OD in on the presale but not the Yankees games from that link. Maybe someone should call and ask.

I haven't received anything from the Mets regarding the pre-sale (either thru email or snail mail).

johnql
02-25-2010, 11:43 AM
It's working for me:

https://mlb.ticketmrktplace.com/ex/loginFrame.action?team=ny%20mets

Are you saying that you've actually used the Mets Ticket Marketplace to post tickets on sale at SH? I tried again and it's still not working for me.

robardin
02-25-2010, 12:01 PM
I haven't received anything from the Mets regarding the pre-sale (either thru email or snail mail).

Just now (literally), I got the email for the Club Mets pre-sale startomg Tuesday, March 2nd. Which is one day after the partial planner one. No mention yet of my STH pre-sale that's on Sunday.

WillMissShea
02-25-2010, 12:03 PM
The Mets website today announced McFadden's at Citi Field. The bar will be on the other side of the 126th Street entrance. Which explains why Johnql's photo of the construction on the corner of 126th seems far behind. The article says it's right below the 2K Sports Fan Fest area.

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100225&content_id=8136678&vkey=pr_nym&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym



I can't picture that corner. What was there last year? I wonder where parking will be on non-game days. 126th street?

headshoes
02-25-2010, 12:03 PM
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x69/headshoes/PastedGraphic-1-1.png

Here it is..

Shbmets
02-25-2010, 12:07 PM
I can't picture that corner. What was there last year? I wonder where parking will be on non-game days. 126th street?

If I remember correctly, it didn't look like anything was there. When I passed by during the season, it looked like a place that the construction workers stored all their materials in. The doors were covered up.

johnql
02-25-2010, 12:07 PM
Just now (literally), I got the email for the Club Mets pre-sale startomg Tuesday, March 2nd. Which is one day after the partial planner one. No mention yet of my STH pre-sale that's on Sunday.

Just got it myself. But still nothing about Sunday's pre-sale.

johnql
02-25-2010, 12:10 PM
The Mets website today announced McFadden's at Citi Field. The bar will be on the other side of the 126th Street entrance. Which explains why Johnql's photo of the construction on the corner of 126th seems far behind. The article says it's right below the 2K Sports Fan Fest area.

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100225&content_id=8136678&vkey=pr_nym&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym

Aha! That explains why my shot shows a space that couldn't possibly be ready by Opening Day. Now, I'll have to go back and see if I can get a decent vantage point to take another shot. If I recall, that area is fenced off, so I might not be able to get a very good shot and almost definitely nothing inside the construction area. Might not even be worth a visit.

Shbmets
02-25-2010, 12:14 PM
Now the big question is: What goes in that huge space???

They should have put the team store there. The main Team Store at Shea seemed so much bigger than the one at Citi.

robardin
02-25-2010, 12:21 PM
Just got it myself. But still nothing about Sunday's pre-sale.

It'd better be in today's mail. Because imagine if they only send this out via snail mail, and it comes in tomorrow's mail to a corporate plan holder's address whose office is lightly staffed due to the winter weather... They could in theory miss out on the notification entirely. Which probably isn't the biggest deal but is just a headscratcher (among many) from the Mets ticket office. They knew about it when I called, and it's there online, why wasn't there an email sent out at least? Very often, on the issues or questions that matter the most to me as a STH, I find out for myself via this forum or checking the Mets' website way before any official notification from the team, such as the promo schedule dates, pre-sales or when seats go back into the pool so that "best available" has changed (this last one is ONLY through this forum, and before that, my own frequent spot checking of the online inventory). Shouldn't season ticket holders be on some kind of "inner loop" for communications like this?

johnql
02-25-2010, 12:25 PM
It'd better be in today's mail. Because imagine if they only send this out via snail mail, and it comes in tomorrow's mail to a corporate plan holder's address whose office is lightly staffed due to the winter weather... They could in theory miss out on the notification entirely. Which probably isn't the biggest deal but is just a headscratcher (among many) from the Mets ticket office. They knew about it when I called, and it's there online, why wasn't there an email sent out at least? Very often, on the issues or questions that matter the most to me as a STH, I find out for myself via this forum or checking the Mets' website way before any official notification from the team, such as the promo schedule dates, pre-sales or when seats go back into the pool so that "best available" has changed (this last one is ONLY through this forum, and before that, my own frequent spot checking of the online inventory). Shouldn't season ticket holders be on some kind of "inner loop" for communications like this?

You would think, wouldn't you? Definitely makes you scratch your head. Another case in point - Club Mets membership is included as a benefit of being a STH, but when I try to log onto Club Mets, I can't because I need to re-activate my membership with an activation code that I will be receiving from the Mets. Problem is, they haven't sent out the codes yet.

StadiumPage
02-25-2010, 12:45 PM
I have access to online versions of MLB media guides. This is the entry in the Mets media guide about the new HoF:

"In 2010, the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum opened next to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, serving to promote an
understanding and appreciation of club history and honor those individuals who have made outstanding contributions
to the franchise. Plaques recognizing the 25 members of the Mets Hall of Fame will be displayed including those from
the class of 2010: General Manager Frank Cashen, pitcher Dwight Gooden, Manager Davey Johnson, and outfielder
Darryl Strawberry, who will be inducted during a pre-game, on-field ceremony August 1. The museum will chronicle the
history of the franchise, from its origins and early history, the World Championship seasons in 1969 and 1986, to
present day. Memorable Mets players and moments will be recognized with interactive and multi-media displays through-
out the 3,765 square foot structure."

Mongoose
02-25-2010, 12:49 PM
I don't understand the disconnect some of you felt at all. At Shea, there was no way to watch the game from those sliver thin crappy concourses, of course, except on the tiny tv's at the horrible concessions stands. Basically, you had to be in your seat to follow the game at all, because there was no standing room option.

At Citi, even though my seats are in the prom, I can walk around the entire ballpark, stop in front of a cupholder at field level or a table out in the outfield, and enjoy some food and STILL see the game live from a variety of angles. The Shea apologists are nuts and seem to be the generation of crusty blue collar fans that came after the old real ballparks were torn down. They have no idea what a real ballpark was supposed to be like, and once they got a shiny new one, they somehow thought it was an insult to their social strata and taste for simple things.

Basically, Citi was too fancified and not blue collary or crusty enough for their old skool met fan sensibilities. If we listened to these people we would still be riding redbird subway trains full of graffiti and bulletholes, Times Square would still be full of porn theaters and hookers and they would say that's how NY is "supposed to be".

Why the contempt for blue collar sensibilities?

A certain humbleness was part of the franchise’s NY NL DNA. The club spent decades marketing themselves to fans as a clear conceptual alternative to the Yankees; they were the team of the underdog and the working man. Why slam the fans who feel dispossessed and unhappy to see the Mets turn into the Yankees in every way except for winning?


Now the big question is: What goes in that huge space???

They should have put the team store there. The main Team Store at Shea seemed so much bigger than the one at Citi.

The new stadium was built on the premise that all Fred’s neighbor’s across 126th Street would be kicked off their land so a Wilpon Super Mall Complex could be created. All that space is being reserved for retail frontage for after the land grab.

robardin
02-25-2010, 12:50 PM
The Mets website today announced McFadden's at Citi Field. ...

http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100225&content_id=8136678&vkey=pr_nym&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym

My initial reaction to all this talk of McFadden's was "meh". I've never been, and am not in general a bar-going sort of guy. But then I read the press release and noticed: "...Mets fans are encouraged to visit McFadden's at 800 Second Avenue for great drink specials, Mets giveaways and a chance to win tickets to games. That's right, every Tuesday in March, McFadden's will be giving away VIP ticket packages to upcoming Mets games; and with $1 beers it's a hard offer to refuse."


Wow! :thumbsup:

headshoes
02-25-2010, 12:59 PM
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x69/headshoes/PastedGraphic-2-2.png




Here it is..

robardin
02-25-2010, 01:01 PM
Welp, I just got the STH pre-sale announcement email too (headshoes posted a much nicer version of it).

I see there's a "limited" number of Opening Day tix and no mention of Yankees tix either. They're basically admitting there is more demand for the Yankees games (from Yankees fans?) than for Opening Day. A sad but probably true angle.

Still, why have a "STH pre-sale" that excludes ANY game? A four ticket per game limit, maybe (though really should be based on the number of tickets in the FST plan). But they're selling the tickets for face value regardless... We're FULL season ticket holders who've already dropped a big wad of cash betting on the team's success... Why would they not have the entire schedule open in the pre-sale?

*sigh*

foulpole
02-25-2010, 01:01 PM
I can't picture that corner. What was there last year? I wonder where parking will be on non-game days. 126th street?

Not a great picture, but here it is.

johnql
02-25-2010, 01:04 PM
You guys are fast! Beat me to the punch.

robardin
02-25-2010, 01:19 PM
You guys are fast! Beat me to the punch.

We do not have what you call in this country, in English I think you say, a life.

johnql
02-25-2010, 01:23 PM
I need advice. I have a friend who wants tickets to a game in mid-August. Her top priority is "No sun" - either under an overhang or in the shade by game time. It's 8/15, a day game. What are her best options?

johnql
02-25-2010, 01:23 PM
We do not have what you call in this country, in English I think you say, a life.

That's great! LOL

robardin
02-25-2010, 01:33 PM
I need advice. I have a friend who wants tickets to a game in mid-August. Her top priority is "No sun" - either under an overhang or in the shade by game time. It's 8/15, a day game. What are her best options?

Cheapest, or best?

For the Prom level, the center sections of Prom Reserved are under an overhang. Plus, for a day game in August, anything in the Prom level on the 3B side will be in the shade.

Here's a pic I took last April at 1:30pm from the Left Field Landing facing the infield:

http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/7904/2960747100026680751S600x600Q85.jpg (http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2960747100026680751kgxoRT)

If you click on it you go to the Webshots hosting page, and if you click on THAT picture you can see it in fullscreen resolution, and see which sections in Prom level are shaded.

Otherwise, any section in the Excelsior level behind the plate or on the 3B side is in the shade. Caesars tickets are expensive though. LFLAND is shaded but only starting around Row 6 and section 339 is exposed until around 3:30pm (I know, that's where my Sat Plan was in 2009).

Baseline Box is also shaded on the 3B side.

One more note: 8/15 is a Sunday game against the Phillies. Don't be too surprised if at some point, ESPN snags it for their "Game Of The Week", thus forcing it to start at 8pm even though the giveaway is a kid's lunchbox.