On the subject of seat location, I had 2 seats in sec 25 row D and 2 in sec 11row E this year and I actually preferred the view from 25, although I rarely ever sat in my assigned seats. I'm not crazy about behind the plate views because of the depth perception issues. It's obviously a personal preference thing. As to resale though I think that most people would take sec 524, row 1 or 2 over Sec 514 row 16 or 17 in a heartbeat.
What I WILL need to determine is the best place to go to engage in, um, "Option #2"...the one where people 10'-15' feet away know that you're 'engaging' in something....
In 10 years I never got nabbed in Shea(well, OK, I actually did once in the 2006 playoffs but I PLEADED to not throw me out and he was a merciful soul, THANK GOD)....Im guessing my tried and true 'bathroom stall' trick will have to work....
Dont worry Tom. Im very sly. Always chew gum, and never discuss it. Outside of the 3 orders of shake shack(at once) the kiddies wont suspect a thing....
If I can't score tickets from the Mets to the home opener in April, I would be interested in buying a singleton ticket from one of you guys if you should have one available. I realize that the market for these could be anywhere between $150-$500 for promenade, so I'll be very willing to pay above face a price that's fair for both of us. Yeah I know I'm 6 months early, but I have no idea what I'll be able to get from the Mets for next year so I just thought I'd put that out there
Did we every officially nail down the tiered pricing structure next year? We know the average ticket prices based on the full ST holders but will a game against Pittsburgh on a weeknight in PL OF cost $15 and the same seats against the Phillies the following week cost $24? That's how it worked (kinda) at Shea, right?
Personally, I prefer seats closer to home plate but that really is just my subjective preference. For example, from behind home plate, you can see whether pitchers are working the inside corner vs the outside corner; whether the umpire is giving one corner and not the other; the selection and break of pitches. If you're someone who likes the chessmatch between pitchers and hitters, then you'll probably prefer a view point closer to behind home plate.
In any event, it will be interesting to see what the actual views from each of the sections are as opposed to what we think the views will be based on seats3d data which only give you a rough idea of what the views will be like.
Also since it's a night game I expect some fireworks, but anyone could see that from outside the Stadium if they wanted to
Speaking of fireworks...
On Sunday's game... I tried to stay for the entire ceremony-- I was so upset... I ended up leaving as the players started touching HP. Now, I regret leaving early... but I did take an incredible picture from the parking lot of Shea with the fireworks shooting over it- If you guys would like, I'll post it on here. Or email it to any of you.
Anyone read Simmons' Manny Article...?
BOY, I wish I knew what kinda nut jobs hes referring to here...
The relationship between a fan and his baseball team is unlike anything else. If you love a team -- if you truly love it -- then that team infiltrates your daily life for six straight months (seven if you're lucky). You wake up, you shower, you eat, you work, you eat, you watch your baseball team, you sleep. When the Mets collapsed for the third straight season last week, my devastated friends who follow them all said the same thing: it wasn't losing again as much as reflecting on those 162 games and the hundreds of hours wasted along the way. They felt betrayed. Only baseball does that to you. It's a game of routine, of watching one at-bat after another, hoping something different happens, of relishing the little things that happen along the way. You don't know your favorite players personally, but you feel like you do."
i just checked the twins website and they have their pricing for STH and partial planners set-up already.
I wish the mets ticket office would stop manipulating their fan base to buy full tickets because citi field holds 10,000 less fans than shea. Sometimes i wish my mets were in last place to force ownership to lower ticket prices.
Side note Saltzy i got two tickets for the devils vs flyers preseason game saturday for $130 or $65 per person on stubhub in section 19 Club seats. Buffet food and parking are included with the tickets. The mets would charge $900 for something like that
Shea Goodbye: Shea Stadium at the conclusion of the ceremony on 9/28/08.
Last edited by Dishy24; 10-02-2008 at 12:41 PM.
Shea Stadium 9/28/08
Yay!!! Good job!!
I saw those prices a few weeks ago. At Target Field seats right behind the dugout (even row 1 if you can get them) will be sixty bucks
Anyone ever heard of/used livestub before? I'm looking for a good alternative to stubhub. These guys seem different because in addition to the Stubhub model, they also allow you to arrange to meet in person with someone to sell/buy for no fee
Last edited by GordonGecko; 10-02-2008 at 01:06 PM.
15 game PRP has begun relocation if anyone was curious.
Friend of mine was given 523...was moved to 524 (seriously what's the difference to save $500 per ticket). Row 10.
Looks like 524 is going to be a wild mess.