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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Dubs View Post
    Not sure that I fully grasp how this will help me... I get more tickets to a future game that I already have tickets for... And I have to decide to pull them from StubHub 2 weeks before the game, in the hopes that the new game will sell better. Many of my SH sales occur within 2 weeks of the game.

    In hindsight I should have done that for 3 early April games (too late now), but the late April and May sales have not been so bad -- so I think I'll take my chances as opposed to the increased administrative hassle. I may change my mind on that though.
    Yeah, that's what I meant I guess - to swap out the early April games you won't be going to, for games in May that would move more easily. Though they wouldn't be in Row 1 so who knows.

    In my case, I was able to swap out to tickets to 4 Value games in early April and the weekday May game against the Giants for two games of 4 tickets each for the two Friday Value games in May that I can take all of my kids to instead of picking one of them in rotation. Normally I'd only buy in the Prom Res Inf for that quantity of tix, but in this case not only is it as cheap as the CCS tix would ever get, it's sunk money that I get to shuffle around in a useful (to me) manner instead of dealing with ticket losses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnql View Post
    I agree that this new benefit for STHs is not all that great, mainly because of the 2-week stipulation. I can understand the Mets wanting a little lead time to re-sell the tickets but a week would have been a lot better for STHs.
    What 2 week stipulation is this? Are you referring to the clause, "The tickets exchanged must be returned 14 days prior to the game date"? That just means they have to receive your returned original season tix by 14 days before the exchaned (turned in) game. I went to the ticket office over a Saturday to do my exchanges in person: I exchanged my pairs (and a few singles) to 3 games in April, 1 game in May, and a few later in the year (including a September game) to get back 2 games in CCS in sets of 4 or 5, and a few other single ticket games. I gave them the hard tickets and they gave me back new hard tickets. If you do it by mail, you can either mail back your original hard tickets, or drop them off at the ticket window the next time you're at Citi Field... But if you wait too long, within 14 days of the game you traded in, they won't credit you for your season tickets and you effectively bought more tickets at plan cost.

    Yes DN4L I go to about 5 games a year by myself, mainly because my goal of seeing at least one game in every series is not shared by even my best Mets-fan friends (who don't live as close to the ballpark as I do), and I can't keep my kids up past 9pm on a school night. So those midweek night games when school is in session are often solo affairs for me. Instead of eating a ticket, this way I get to trade one ticket for one game, for a solo ticket to another game!
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    Another plea to the moderators: yes, please make these ticket threads go away! I come to this section of Baseball Fever to read about ballparks, including Citi Field. Having 85% of postings discussing boring ticket plans, ticket prices, available tickets, where to get tickets, etc. is not consistent with the spirit of this section of Baseball Fever. If I was interested in ticket prices, I'd have become an accountant or a broker.

    Please, please, please end this tedious, dull nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Yorker View Post
    Another plea to the moderators: yes, please make these ticket threads go away! I come to this section of Baseball Fever to read about ballparks, including Citi Field. Having 85% of postings discussing boring ticket plans, ticket prices, available tickets, where to get tickets, etc. is not consistent with the spirit of this section of Baseball Fever. If I was interested in ticket prices, I'd have become an accountant or a broker.

    Please, please, please end this tedious, dull nonsense.

    Sorry sir, we will try not to bother you again

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Yorker View Post
    Another plea to the moderators: yes, please make these ticket threads go away! I come to this section of Baseball Fever to read about ballparks, including Citi Field. Having 85% of postings discussing boring ticket plans, ticket prices, available tickets, where to get tickets, etc. is not consistent with the spirit of this section of Baseball Fever. If I was interested in ticket prices, I'd have become an accountant or a broker.

    Please, please, please end this tedious, dull nonsense.
    I was very happy participating in both the tickets related thread, and the purely ballpark related thread (like where I posted pics earlier of the potential views from Promenade Club section seats). I don't know why the mods felt the need to merge the two threads to make one uber-thread, I thought it was useful to have them be separate, and would gladly support re-separation (though I don't think the merged history could be re-separated, at least forward going discussion could be).
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    Quote Originally Posted by New Yorker View Post
    Another plea to the moderators: yes, please make these ticket threads go away! I come to this section of Baseball Fever to read about ballparks, including Citi Field. Having 85% of postings discussing boring ticket plans, ticket prices, available tickets, where to get tickets, etc. is not consistent with the spirit of this section of Baseball Fever. If I was interested in ticket prices, I'd have become an accountant or a broker.

    Please, please, please end this tedious, dull nonsense.
    I agree. Tedious, dull nonsense is right.
    Definition of a homerun: When the baseball gets hit to a DISTANCE that the fielder cannot get it into homeplate before the batter rounds the bases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robardin View Post
    I was very happy participating in both the tickets related thread, and the purely ballpark related thread (like where I posted pics earlier of the potential views from Promenade Club section seats). I don't know why the mods felt the need to merge the two threads to make one uber-thread, I thought it was useful to have them be separate, and would gladly support re-separation (though I don't think the merged history could be re-separated, at least forward going discussion could be).
    Mods merged the threads because there were too many complaints of too many New York threads.... so now there is one thread to rule them all....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstoffa View Post
    Mods merged the threads because there were too many complaints of too many New York threads.... so now there is one thread to rule them all....
    If that's true, why are there multiple Yankee Stadium threads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robardin View Post
    What 2 week stipulation is this? Are you referring to the clause, "The tickets exchanged must be returned 14 days prior to the game date"? That just means they have to receive your returned original season tix by 14 days before the exchaned (turned in) game.
    Yes, that's what I was referring to and we both understand it the same way. I'm just saying that 7 days would have been more advantageous to the STH, but I can understand the Mets wanting more time to re-sell the exchanged tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnql View Post
    If that's true, why are there multiple Yankee Stadium threads?
    Well, there are three Yankee Stadiums, no? Original, Renovated, and new....

    I never said the choice was logical. I am simply repeated the excuses given to us when we complained about the merged threads.... We were even told by one moderator to re-start a ticketing thread, only for that thread to get locked down....

    Resistance is futile...

    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...08#post1776008

    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...03#post1777003

    The trash heap has spoken.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dstoffa View Post
    Well, there are three Yankee Stadiums, no? Original, Renovated, and new....

    I never said the choice was logical. I am simply repeated the excuses given to us when we complained about the merged threads.... We were even told by one moderator to re-start a ticketing thread, only for that thread to get locked down....

    Resistance is futile...

    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...08#post1776008

    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...03#post1777003

    The trash heap has spoken.....

    Cheers!
    -Doug
    For the record, I don't have a problem with the multiple YS threads, either. I was just pointing out the illogic of merging the CF threads when so many YS threads exist. There are at least 8 YS threads (just on the first few pages of this forum): YS I, YS I (Renovation), YS I (Demolition), YS I (Post-Renovation), YS Frieze, YS II, 1923 YS 3D Renderings, and Heritage Field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Yorker View Post
    Another plea to the moderators: yes, please make these ticket threads go away! I come to this section of Baseball Fever to read about ballparks, including Citi Field. Having 85% of postings discussing boring ticket plans, ticket prices, available tickets, where to get tickets, etc. is not consistent with the spirit of this section of Baseball Fever. If I was interested in ticket prices, I'd have become an accountant or a broker.

    Please, please, please end this tedious, dull nonsense.
    You're new here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DN4L View Post
    Because only pathetic losers would buy only one ticket to a game, and go by themselves...
    Once you're into your thirties or later, it's hard to get friends organized to go to a game (family, work, etc.). My 3 lifelong best friends are in Philly, Charlotte and Wisconsin. Fiancee doesn't like baseball. Daughter is grown. So, when you gotta go, you gotta go, and I love it. Plus with a smart phone I can tweet or text my friends about it while I'm there anyway. Good excuse to hang in different areas of the stadium too. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    Once you're into your thirties or later, it's hard to get friends organized to go to a game (family, work, etc.). My 3 lifelong best friends are in Philly, Charlotte and Wisconsin. Fiancee doesn't like baseball. Daughter is grown. So, when you gotta go, you gotta go, and I love it. Plus with a smart phone I can tweet or text my friends about it while I'm there anyway. Good excuse to hang in different areas of the stadium too. Don't knock it 'til you've tried it!
    I agree.

    I've gone alone plenty of times and enjoy it just the same.

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    Anyway, I was happy as a clam a couple of weeks ago when we were able to secure 6 OD tix in 517-10 from the box office. But..... I was talking to one of my friends on Sunday and we decided, based on the long term forecast and the fact that it was shaping up to be a buyers market, to sell our seats and look for seats with club access in case of the weather, and to also give us better beer selections. I put the tix up on CL for what we paid for them, went to my daughters lax game, and when I got back, someone who lived near me wanted the tix. Ten minutes later, the tix were gone and we needed six.
    This is what we ended up with...
    Order Date: 04-05-2011
    Event: Washington Nationals at New York Mets Tickets (Mets
    Opening Day)
    Venue: Citi Field, Flushing, NY
    Date: 04-08-2011 04:10 PM EST
    (Event time subject to change. Check local listings.)
    Quantity: 6
    Section: 324
    Row: 4
    ----------------------------------------
    BILLING INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------

    Price Per Ticket: $77.00
    Quantity: x 6
    ____________

    Subtotal: $462.00

    Service Fee: + $46.20
    eDelivery Services: + $4.95
    Discount: - $0.00
    ____________
    Total: $513.15
    CC Gold for OD for $86 a ticket; a $100 savings a ticket as compared to the box office. I don't care if its the Mets selling them on stubhub or what, a deal is a deal!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WASLOGE8 View Post
    Anyway, I was happy as a clam a couple of weeks ago when we were able to secure 6 OD tix in 517-10 from the box office. But..... I was talking to one of my friends on Sunday and we decided, based on the long term forecast and the fact that it was shaping up to be a buyers market, to sell our seats and look for seats with club access in case of the weather, and to also give us better beer selections. I put the tix up on CL for what we paid for them, went to my daughters lax game, and when I got back, someone who lived near me wanted the tix. Ten minutes later, the tix were gone and we needed six.
    This is what we ended up with...
    Order Date: 04-05-2011
    Event: Washington Nationals at New York Mets Tickets (Mets
    Opening Day)
    Venue: Citi Field, Flushing, NY
    Date: 04-08-2011 04:10 PM EST
    (Event time subject to change. Check local listings.)
    Quantity: 6
    Section: 324
    Row: 4
    ----------------------------------------
    BILLING INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------

    Price Per Ticket: $77.00
    Quantity: x 6
    ____________

    Subtotal: $462.00

    Service Fee: + $46.20
    eDelivery Services: + $4.95
    Discount: - $0.00
    ____________
    Total: $513.15
    CC Gold for OD for $86 a ticket; a $100 savings a ticket as compared to the box office. I don't care if its the Mets selling them on stubhub or what, a deal is a deal!!
    That is a great deal ! And I would think that the Mets have to be selling...another case where someone is losing over $100 a ticket? No way are fans taking that hit.

    Are you going out to Anaheim again this year?

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    I was looking at some ticket specials for the Mets and compared it to the Yankees ticket specials. I believe there's one Yankee special the Mets should emulate:

    SENIOR CITIZEN GAMES TICKET SPECIAL **
    Senior citizens (60 and older) can purchase $5 tickets in designated seating locations for select Monday through Thursday games.* Tickets are available for purchase ONLY on the day of the game, beginning two hours before the scheduled start time of the game, at Yankee Stadium Ticket Windows, subject to availability. All tickets are first come, first served. A valid form of identification must be presented at the time of purchase.
    The Senior Citizen Games Ticket Special can be purchased at the Yankee Stadium ticket office.
    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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    I find it kind of refreshing that this is the first time in several years or more where you're not worrying so much about this ballpark. Two years ago it was the anticipation building for the the new park and then all the criticism that followed, last year it was the McFadden's and all the improvements over year one, and really this year other then on here, there is no buzz going about the park. We haven't played a game there yet, but have are we finally starting to settle into this place?

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    Great win tonight. Supposing the Mets win the series against the Phillies, do you think that will mean a bump in ticket sales when they come back home this weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandrake View Post
    That is a great deal ! And I would think that the Mets have to be selling...another case where someone is losing over $100 a ticket? No way are fans taking that hit.

    Are you going out to Anaheim again this year?
    My guess is that the tix the Mets are selling on the hub are the ones where they do not supply the exact seats and you have to wait for the 'seller' to confirm as opposed to the instant delivery that we would use when selling seats.

    As for Anaheim, airplane tix are through the roof (no pun intended) this year so in a word, no. We were originally looking to go the week of 4/18 but no reasonable fares became available so we were then looking to go July 4th week (while the Mets were in LA) but airfare was even higher.
    Looks like my baseball games this year will be in the 4 outer boroughs, Fenway and possibly DC (Mets are there 7/29-31 and labor day weekend) We have a lax tourney in Warminster NJ the last weekend of the month and the Mets are playing in Philly that weekend but my wife put the kabash on that idea! My wife is a good sport with going to games and beer tours and going to Pepes Pizza in New Haven on every trip to and from New England etc... so I learn to pick my battles!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DN4L View Post
    only pathetic losers would buy only one ticket to a game, and go by themselves..
    So you're saying the late Freddy "Sez" was a pathetic loser. That's nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by richiek View Post
    Great win tonight. Supposing the Mets win the series against the Phillies, do you think that will mean a bump in ticket sales when they come back home this weekend?
    Yes..................

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    City Field: Home of New York's Only First Place Team

    (I know it's early, but it still makes me smile.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCropp View Post
    I agree.

    I've gone alone plenty of times and enjoy it just the same.
    I went to Game 5 of 1986 NLCS by myself and I had an extra ticket! The only reason why I could not get anyone to go was because if you remember Game 4 the night before was rained out and the weather was not looking for the following day so my dad ended up going to work and he gave me the 2 tickets. I was 15 at the time and in high school and I could not get any of my friends to go because they were afraid of ditching school or asking their parents if they could leave to go to the game. So I was like the hell with it I'm going alone if nobody wants to go. Part of the reason why nobody wanted to go was because the weather was really bad that morning but there was no way I was going to miss this game if it were to get played.

    So I left school and hopped on the LIRR, got to the stadium and the weather was still crappy. Still had the extra ticket and while waiting to go in, I ended up talking to a couple of guys who had tickets and let them know I had an extra and was debating whether or not i should sell it. The bad weather could postpone the game until the next day when it was suppose to be sunny, making it much easier to find someone to go with. Well I took a chance and sold the ticket to these guys who thought the game would get rained out because they wanted to take their father to the game. Well the game was played and I ended up sitting there with a lot of fans who had ditched work and come alone. The stadium was probably three quarters full and it was a great atmosphere with the game being played in this dreary misty rain. But then towards the end the sun actually came out, right about the time the Mets won it in extra innings. I had a lot of fun that day (even more fun the following night when the Mets beat Houston to go to the WS) and it was the only time I ever went to a baseball game by myself. The only other sporting event I went by myself was Buddy McGirt-Pernell Whitaker fight at the Garden. Had a great time then too, bought the cheapest ticket and walked all the way down and sat ringside, right next to Vito Antefurmo. Had no clue who he was until all these people were coming up to him in between fights. God damn I can still smell that nasty cologne he poured all over himself. ewwww

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    So you're saying the late Freddy "Sez" was a pathetic loser. That's nice.


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    I doubt that Freddy Sez even paid to get into the Stadium.
    Not Mommy, not Daddy.....METSIE, METSIE, METSIE.

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