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Citi Field Tickets & Concessions

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  • 2019 single game ticket pre-sale is today (at 10am for me). I do not plan to buy, but am only curious to see what is being offered in the single-game ticket pool, especially those seats (such as mine) that are in a 20-game plan to see if they are being offered for single game sales for games that have no plan (i.e. - the other 20 games...)

    -- begin EDIT --
    My seats are available as single-game buys for the orphaned games not part of a 20-game plan. I can only assume that someone else has my seats for the twenty game plans I do not own.
    -- end EDIT --

    --begin EDIT 2--
    You can also use those orphaned games to gauge if an area of the ballpark is held back for plan sales. It seems that if a particular *good* seat is offered for an orphan game, it's sold as part of a 20-game plan. (There are no orphaned games for 41-game plans.)
    --end EDIT 2--
    Last edited by dstoffa; 11-07-2018, 11:52 AM.
    20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.


    • I don't suppose this pre-sale is at plan or STH prices? Why do I need to buy yet more single game tickets otherwise?

      Scooping up those Opening Day tickets before they sign Machado and demand goes through the roof? Hmm.

      EDIT: Nope, cheapest Opening Day ticket is $52 each plus fees for Promenade Outfield seating. Hahaha.
      Last edited by robardin; 11-08-2018, 06:47 AM.
      «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)


      • Originally posted by robardin View Post
        I don't suppose this pre-sale is at plan or STH prices? Why do I need to buy yet more single game tickets otherwise?

        Scooping up those Opening Day tickets before they sign Machado and demand goes through the roof? Hmm.

        EDIT: Nope, cheapest Opening Day ticket is $52 each plus fees for Promenade Outfield seating. Hahaha.
        I wouldn't buy. Prom Box for OD is over $90. No thank you.

        My interest was to determine if I could figure out how some plans were allocated, as I appear to be in a location that is very hard to get on a 20-game plan. My seats are available for single games for the 20 orphaned mid-week games that are not part of a 20-game plan. They are not available on the other 20-game plans I do not have, so either someone has them for the Mid-week and Sunday Plan, or they are held back for some other reason (which I can't think of right now.)

        If my above assumption is true, and the 20 orphaned games plan seats are listed currently for single game sales, there just isn't much inventory in Prom Box inside of 424/405 allotted to 20-game plans. I counted 3 seats in 406/4; 2 seats in 407/3; 2 seats in 409/4; 2 seats in 420/4; 1 seat in 422/4; and 3 seats in 423/4. This count doesn't include my 4. This also means you will not necessarily see them available in 20-game plans, as they might be held by someone in a plan.
        20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.


        • First promotion announced. April 7 versus Washington, Degrom bobblehead. Use code ‘presale’. Cheapest $19.


          • The Mets have announced their entire 2019 promo schedule, "subject to change" as they say in disclaimer-land. I've arranged everything in alphabetical order; you can go to the website to see it chronologically.

            1969 Pregame Ceremony and Pennant - Sat 6/29 v. Atlanta
            1969 Replica Ring - Sun 6/30 v. Atlanta
            Baseball Card Pack (National BB Card Day) - Sun 8/11 v. Washington
            Baseball Socks - Sun 4/28 v. Milwaukee
            Beanie - Sun 9/15 v. LA Dodgers
            Bobblehead, Jacob deGrom - Sun 4/7 v. Washington
            Bobblehead, Mr. Met On The Moon - Sat 7/27 v. Pittsburgh
            Bobblehead, Todd Frazier WWE Day - Sat 4/6 v. Washington
            Build-A-Bear Teddy - Sat 9/14 v. LA Dodgers
            Cap - Sun 6/16 v. St. Louis
            Fireworks Night - Sat 5/11 v. Miami
            Fireworks Night - Sat 6/8 v. Colorado
            Fireworks Night - Sat 8/24 v. Atlanta
            Gnome, player TBD - Sat 6/15 v. St. Louis
            Magnetic Schedule, 2019 - Thu 4/4, v. Washington
            Magnetic Schedule, 2020 - Sun 9/29 v. Atlanta
            Mother's Day Infinity Scarfs - Sun 5/12 v. Miami
            Sunglasses - Sun 6/9 v. Colorado
            Tie-Dye Bandana - Sun 8/25 v. Atlanta
            Tote Bag - Sun 5/26 v. Detroit
            Toy Truck - Sun 9/8 v. Philadelphia
            Visor - Sun 7/7 v. Philadelphia

            Free Shirt Fridays:
            Fri 4/26 v. Milwaukee
            Fri 5/10 v. Miami
            Fri 5/24 v. Detroit
            Fri 6/7 v. Colorado
            Fri 6/14 v. St. Louis
            Fri 6/28 v. Atlanta - 1969 Replica Jersey
            Fri 7/26 v. Pittsburgh - Replica Jersey
            Fri 8/9 v. Washington
            Fri 8/23 v. Atlanta
            Fri 9/6 v. Philadelphia
            Fri 9/13 v. LA Dodgers
            Fri 9/27 v. Atlanta

            Promotions TBD:
            Sat 4/27 v. Milwaukee
            Sat 5/25 v. Detroit
            Fri 7/5 v. Philadelphia
            Sat 7/6 v. Philadelphia
            Sun 7/28 v. Pittsburgh
            Sat 8/10 v. Washington
            Sat 9/7 v. Philadelphia
            Sat 9/28 v. Atlanta

            What's THAT guy doing?
            - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run


            • I just love how they make it sound like they are doing me a favor, by giving me an "opportunity" to "place a deposit" to get on the "wait list" to "purchase 15 or more tickets".

              Hello from Citi Field-

              The weekend of June 28th- 30th we will be honoring the 50th Anniversary of our 1969 World Series Championship, with the Pre-game Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, June 29th at 4:10 PM.

              As your inside source with the team, I want to provide you with the opportunity to place a group and hospitality deposit to secure a spot inline on the wait-list to purchase 15 or more tickets to this event.

              Please give me a call if you have any questions as we are expecting extremely high demand for this game.
              Last edited by Mister B.; 11-12-2018, 12:32 PM.


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