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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
    What you're saying is so, but only because they changed policies to avoid alienating whoever was left. They gave you a break on prices, incentives and quit burying you as bad by dumping tickets on the secondary market. They needed you. If and when the team is good and they can sell your tickets to other people, how do you think the Wilpons will play it?

    My guess is the incentives will decrease and prices will increase back to scalpers' levels. Is this an unreasonable expectation given past behavior?
    I think prices will rise as the team gets better. I also think some of the access to the players and events may diminish. Most current STH's should now have prime locations (Aisle, price break, 1st row) and those seats will command a premium or at least be marketable to other fans who want to get back on the bandwagon and become partners, buy packages etc. I do agree the Wilpon's will try to capitalize on their teams success , damn them!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjsallstars View Post
    I think prices will rise as the team gets better. I also think some of the access to the players and events may diminish. Most current STH's should now have prime locations (Aisle, price break, 1st row) and those seats will command a premium or at least be marketable to other fans who want to get back on the bandwagon and become partners, buy packages etc. I do agree the Wilpon's will try to capitalize on their teams success , damn them!!
    Yep. And really how could they give vouchers for 20 free tickets if there were actual demand for those seats? Right now you use a voucher and support mass transit or their parking lot, buy food or drinks and shop maybe. Better than an empty seat. But not as good as a paying customer. The voucher number should decrease.

    Hypothetically. If they ever got good. Don't see it until they coordinate it with the mall opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metsies8 View Post
    That would be good. The Atlanta Braves have a season discount based on the number years you have. I think other teams have it too. Great for John in 415.

    I believe the Mets will continue to show us appreciation in the coming, winning seasons. I think they remember the mass exodus and learned from it. I just wish Leigh was still there. I will be watching closely what the new person they hire says and does.
    Leigh is probably going to become a multi -millionare. And down the road she will get another high profile job. If she is qualified for a job down the road, and someone didn't hire her because she sued Jeffie, then just add some more zeroes on her bank account.

    There will eventually be a spike in demand sometime. 1970, after they won a WS, and 1986, the year they won a WS after having a great '85 team, are the two big examples that they have to win in order to see a huge surge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LI METS FAN View Post
    Yep. And really how could they give vouchers for 20 free tickets if there were actual demand for those seats? Right now you use a voucher and support mass transit or their parking lot, buy food or drinks and shop maybe. Better than an empty seat. But not as good as a paying customer. The voucher number should decrease.

    Hypothetically. If they ever got good. Don't see it until they coordinate it with the mall opening.
    There going to open a mall? great idea! I hope it has a merry go round!!

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    In terms of the Mets offering perks when things are bad and pulling them back when things are good, that is nothing new. It even happened during the glory years. I first got my Shea FST right after the 1984 trade for Gary Carter. Second row mezz box behind first base, which showed how poor demand had been before that, and they had to incentivize it further by offering a deal that you could buy one extra post-season ticket for every seat in your plan.

    They just missed the playoffs in 1985 but kept the deal, so, I had four tix apiece for the 1986 post-season.

    In 1987 it became one extra seat for every two seats in your plan, but they missed the playoffs.

    In 1988 they were back in the playoffs but the deal was gone.

    There was no creative array of perks to manipulate like there is today, but the approach was the same: Offer incentives when you need to, then pull them back when you don't.

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    They've built in a few outs in the perks list that they can tweak without a full-scale pullback:

    - "lowest price" (i.e., the floating box office price will never be lower than the STH price) - lots of wiggle room there for raising prices across the board, of course.

    - "vouchers for free tickets" - while it's been consistent over the past 3 years or so in being 5 vouchers good for sets of 4 tickets each, they have started excluding games by promo dates as well as all the Marquee games (bobbleheads, post-game concerts and fireworks), and I wouldn't be surprised if in the future they started giving out fewer vouchers, restricting them to weekday/night games and/or not giving out as good locations when redeemed.

    - other perks: they've already shuffled around the "benefit package" offerings regarding one-of-each-promo, free tickets, discounted parking vs. meal card, etc., those could get dialed down to something of more nominal, or the "20 free tickets for a group outing" could end up in Prom Reserved OF instead of Baseline Box.

    All the ticket exchange type benefits are already limited to N times per month/year, they might get reduced in frequency, but more generally the need to do "exchange tickets for past unused games" would presumably practically disappear if they consistently sold quickly for original value net of fees on StubHub or elsewhere, as they would/should if the team were doing well and the ballpark closer to a consistent sellout.

    The other perks, like the random selection to read out the starting lineup or declare "Play Ball!" or to play catch on the field, are relatively low cost ways to bind fans to the team without throwing money or income away, look for those types of perks to stick around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjsallstars View Post
    There going to open a mall? great idea! I hope it has a merry go round!!
    I hope it has a Shake Shack! LOL!
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    If Citi Field had 55,000 seats, the WS prices would still be sky high if they were ever in the World Series. The fact that it was shrunk to 41K will have some effect. However, look at prices in small market, small ballpark Kansas City.

    Another member posted this:

    That was on the high end. Most field level seats on StubHub were going between $1-$2k. Our upper deck seats were face value $200. The people around us that bought theirs on StubHub paid between $500-$600


    There are many things wrong with Citi Field, but I can't blame the size of the place on potential WS prices. After all, nothing will ever compare to 2003 Cubs vs Red Sox prices if they both got to the World Series. It would make Citi Field look like a discount house.

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    I have a question about field level seating. If you are in seat 1 do the silver hand rails in between sections block your view? Can you see over them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metsies8 View Post
    I have a question about field level seating. If you are in seat 1 do the silver hand rails in between sections block your view? Can you see over them?
    You mean the hand rails? I hardly notice them. They're only waist high at best. More of a problem would be foot traffic (esp. the vendors) blocking your view of home plate from time to time if you're on the home plate side aisle (seats #1-2), but that's true in any ballpark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robardin View Post
    You mean the hand rails? I hardly notice them. They're only waist high at best. More of a problem would be foot traffic (esp. the vendors) blocking your view of home plate from time to time if you're on the home plate side aisle (seats #1-2), but that's true in any ballpark.
    Thank you very much. I am upgrading and I can't attend select a seat. I can only trust the word of the Mets so much, although I feel I can trust my rep. I feel that this is the year for the Mets. I see a lot of pro rated seasons being sold and want to lock up my location.

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    Hope to run in to Gary next year and thank him for all the great pictures.

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    Here's a pic I took looking towards home plate with a wide-angle view at the HR Derby in 2013 from Section 113, row 18, seat #3 - just 2 seats from the aisle, where the hand rail would be noticeable. As you can see, you can hardly tell it's there when seated (it's lower than the shoulders of the people seated around you).


    dusk falling over citi field by robardin, on Flickr
    Last edited by robardin; 10-25-2014 at 09:29 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robardin View Post
    Here's a pic I took looking towards home plate with a wide-angle view at the HR Derby in 2013 from Section 113, row 18, seat #3 - just 2 seats from the aisle, where the hand rail would be noticeable. As you can see, you can hardly tell it's there when seated (it's lower than the shoulders of the people seated around you).

    dusk falling over citi field by robardin, on Flickr


    Great, thanks again. Nice people on the board. Metro Box is too expensive for me. Field box or Baseline silver will be my limit. Baseline silver is only 800 more then prom gold and you are very close to the field. Concert tickets are 100-200 and up. I know it is the outfield, but the sections start right near the ball boy/girl. Prom gold is great, but it is still the upper deck. It seems higher to me then Mezz box. It feels cold and windy on the concourse up there a lot of games. I feel like it will be nice to go in through the rotunda and go up the stairs and just make a left or right and be in my seats.

    I would only sit in seats that I pay for. I can't believe some of the things I have read on this board about moving down for free. How can an a law abiding adult think like this? It is a form of stealing. I stopped doing it when I was 15. I am also happy the ushers don't take bribes anymore. They should have been fired.

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    The Yankees and the Nationals have split season tickets. I am sure other teams must have it also. What do season holders think about this? Should the Mets get it? Check it out on the Yankee's Website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metsies8 View Post
    The Yankees and the Nationals have split season tickets. I am sure other teams must have it also. What do season holders think about this? Should the Mets get it? Check it out on the Yankee's Website.
    Do you mean partial season tickets? The Mets offer 40 and 20 game plans...

    If you mean splitting a complete season ticket plan with someone else, you can do that on your own, but there is no team facilitated forum for doing so.

    Craigslist usually has ppl posting looking for plan shares, I have found plan sharers in the past that way. Heck on this very message thread there are probably people who'd field interest in plan shares in their season tickets (including myself).
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    Selet-a-seat

    Has any other PLAN holder been invited to select-a-seat?


    Cheers!
    -Doug
    20-Game "A" Plan, Prom Box 423.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstoffa View Post
    Has any other PLAN holder been invited to select-a-seat?


    Cheers!
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    I received my invitation last week. I replied and got a confirmation but no specific date or time assigned yet. I expect to receive specifics probably mid-next week.

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    I got my S-a-S timeslot notification today - Monday at 11am. Seems pretty early, maybe the second one (I think 10am was the first one last year?). I may hang out a bit longer into the next slot or two if they'll let me, just to observe how things proceed.

    johnql if you get the 10am slot we should compare to see what was available in various price break or central sections
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    Quote Originally Posted by robardin View Post
    I got my S-a-S timeslot notification today - Monday at 11am. Seems pretty early, maybe the second one (I think 10am was the first one last year?). I may hang out a bit longer into the next slot or two if they'll let me, just to observe how things proceed.

    johnql if you get the 10am slot we should compare to see what was available in various price break or central sections
    Just got assigned to Monday (11/10) at 10am. I will try to keep track of what I see available. Which specific sections would you like me to focus on if possible? I usually check out sections close to home plate in Caesars but I can certainly check out other sections as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnql View Post
    Just got assigned to Monday (11/10) at 10am. I will try to keep track of what I see available. Which specific sections would you like me to focus on if possible? I usually check out sections close to home plate in Caesars but I can certainly check out other sections as well.
    I personally would track:

    2 Inner most sections of Prom Box, Prom Gold, Caesars Box / Gold, and Metro Box sections

    Also curious how available or popular the newly discounted LF and RF seats in field level rows 1-2 would be
    «Telle est la vie des hommes. Quelques joies, très vite effacées par d’inoubliables chagrins. Il n'est pas nécessaire de le dire aux enfants...» (Marcel Pagnol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robardin View Post
    I personally would track:

    2 Inner most sections of Prom Box, Prom Gold, Caesars Box / Gold, and Metro Box sections

    Also curious how available or popular the newly discounted LF and RF seats in field level rows 1-2 would be
    I'll try to take a look at those sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstoffa View Post
    Has any other PLAN holder been invited to select-a-seat?


    Cheers!
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    I got the invite.. but not going.. being at 419 row 3, on the aisle, on a price break section .. it really can't get that much better..

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    Quote Originally Posted by headshoes View Post
    I got the invite.. but not going.. being at 419 row 3, on the aisle, on a price break section .. it really can't get that much better..
    I'd guess a lot of season ticket holders are in their desired area due to team play and steady prices. I'll give select a seat one last try. Curious about the outfield wall as well.

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