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    Hey Guys. I just signed up for this forum, and read your threads about the seating but I have a few more questions. I'm thinking about getting mets season tickets and wanted to know a couple of things. I have the choice between outer field boxes, outer loge boxes, or mezzanine boxes, all for the same price. Which of these would you recommend? and which of these would be easiest to resell if I am not going to go to all 81 games? I also can purchase mezzanine reserve and upperboxes for less and these are the same prices or I can purchase upper reserve for much less. I am lookin to resell most of these tickets so which ones would sell the fastest and easiest and be the best seats that people would want? Anybody have any experience reselling season tickets? And one more thing do you guys think it is a good investment and also have the choice to get season tickets to citi field next year? Sorry for the long post, but i am really considering buying tickets. Thanks in advance, any help would be great. Thanks guys.

  • #2
    Buy the one that's closest to the field, duh.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NJMetfan4life View Post
      Buy the one that's closest to the field, duh.
      im with him
      Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.

      -Lou Brock-

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      • #4
        yea, but, is it worth it to be closer to the field if its farther into the outfield? i don't think so...i would rather be closer to the diamond.
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        • #5
          yes that is what i was thinking fonz, and i wanna make sure i make the right choice because these tickets are expensive and i don't want to regret it. Anybody else have input on which seats would be better? And do you guys think this would be a good investment for the money? to have the tickets to any game and sell the games i don't go to? and also get season tickets next year at citi field? I have a feeling it is going to be very hard to get tickets next year? But right now I am more concerned about picking the best seats that are available. the prices are the same for the outerfield field box, outer loge box, or mezzanine box? or i can get mezzanine reserve or upper box for much less. Please let me know guys i'd appreciate any help on this matter as i am still not 100% if i am definitely going to do this. Thanks again guys

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          • #6
            Check this out, it'll help you decide

            http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ball...ng_pricing.jsp

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            • #7
              thanks njmet, but thats what i've been going off of and i am having trouble deciding. i am looking for seats that would be the easiest to sell for the games i don't want to go to and would get the best value for

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              • #8
                How many games do you really think you want to go to yourself? Offloading tickets can be harder than you think. Why not go in with partners to start and figure out how you're going to split up the schedule.

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                • #9
                  i'd prolly go to around 20 or so. i figured i could sell the big game tickets for good money, like opening day, yankee series, santanna matchups, when glavine comes back to town, and when milledge and lo duca come back also, and then theres closing day at shea etc.. but then again knowing me id probably want to go to some of those. and I am also figuring for next season to. because being a season ticket holder you get first chance at tickets for the new stadium. Those tickets to those games will probably all be sell outs because they seating the new stadium is alot less then shea.

                  And also VIBaseball, spilting it would be to difficult I think. and also I think the seats that i decide to take would have a huge impact on the amount of work it would be to sell the tickets. i just would like to know what would be the easiest section to sell for the games.
                  Last edited by NYM Baseball; 02-13-2008, 06:20 PM.

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                  • #10
                    the field boxes in the outfield at shea stink. you have to twist your neck just to watch the game. i'd get the ones that are closest to the diamond.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NYM Baseball View Post
                      i'd prolly go to around 20 or so. i figured i could sell the big game tickets for good money, like opening day, yankee series, santanna matchups, when glavine comes back to town, and when milledge and lo duca come back also, and then theres closing day at shea etc.. but then again knowing me id probably want to go to some of those. and I am also figuring for next season to. because being a season ticket holder you get first chance at tickets for the new stadium. Those tickets to those games will probably all be sell outs because they seating the new stadium is alot less then shea.

                      And also VIBaseball, spilting it would be to difficult I think. and also I think the seats that i decide to take would have a huge impact on the amount of work it would be to sell the tickets. i just would like to know what would be the easiest section to sell for the games.
                      Shame you didnt decide sooner when the UD Reserved were still available. You could have saved a bunch of cash this year and still had priority for Citi Field. $2600/seat vs. $1400. Ill be honest, I didnt care where my seats were this year. Its the priority for '09 that I care about.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NYM Baseball View Post
                        Hey Guys. I just signed up for this forum, and read your threads about the seating but I have a few more questions. I'm thinking about getting mets season tickets and wanted to know a couple of things. I have the choice between outer field boxes, outer loge boxes, or mezzanine boxes, all for the same price. Which of these would you recommend? and which of these would be easiest to resell if I am not going to go to all 81 games? I also can purchase mezzanine reserve and upperboxes for less and these are the same prices or I can purchase upper reserve for much less. I am lookin to resell most of these tickets so which ones would sell the fastest and easiest and be the best seats that people would want? Anybody have any experience reselling season tickets? And one more thing do you guys think it is a good investment and also have the choice to get season tickets to citi field next year? Sorry for the long post, but i am really considering buying tickets. Thanks in advance, any help would be great. Thanks guys.
                        What people don't necessarily know is you could request to move closer to home plate every year. I first bought full season field tickets in 2002 - I had to decide then between loge a little nearer to the infield, or field level way out in right. I went with field and do not regret the decision one bit. I started at section 163 and have moved closer EVERY year - I was at 129 last year and can't wait to see where I end up in the last year at Shea.

                        Shea Field Level advantages:

                        - Highest resale value.
                        - Best for foul balls, unless close to home in loge or mezz.
                        - Can stay there after batting practice ends!
                        - Usually, the players can hear you!
                        - Generally more family friendly (but not always!) - definitely less of a frat house atmosphere (for good or bad!).
                        - Concourses a little (not a lot) wider than upper levels.
                        - Many Mets stretch and run beyond first base about 15 minutes before the start of every game. After stretching, David Wright goes to the stands and signs almost every game, and sometimes others do as well. If you're still on the field level, you can run over and have this photo op and autograph op every game (ushers will even let you into the blue seats if a Met comes over).
                        - Easiest access to the big Mets Store.
                        - Mama's of Corona, best subs in any ballpark, third base side.
                        - Best beer concession in the park, the Broadway Ale House, imported beers on tap, right field concourse.
                        - Rain delays, blowouts, if the crowd thins you can always move closer, and you're already on the field level.
                        - Quickest exit, by far. You'll be at your car while the other levels are still winding down the long ramps.

                        Disadvantages:

                        - Obviously, cost.
                        - Yes, you need to turn more towards home plate the farther you are from it (unless you're at the furthest edges of left and right, which actually face the plate).
                        - No rain protection, so rain delays are a crowded mess in the concourses.
                        - If you're in a 200 numbered seat, you're behind, and watching the game through, the busiest walkways in the park - all other numbers are in front and not affected.

                        Of course most of this goes out the window in 2009 - but more than half of the seats will be field level then.


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                        Last edited by alpineinc; 02-25-2008, 08:00 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NYM Baseball View Post
                          ...and which of these would be easiest to resell if I am not going to go to all 81 games?
                          Be careful my friend, there is almost no secondary market for Mets tickets right now. A LOT of people and brokers have bought plans to get priority on Citi field tickets or to scalp playoff tickets. You and the others will be competing to sell your Monday night tickets vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates with Field boxes going for pennies on the dollar. As a general rule, you should expect to get an average of 50% of the face value of the games you don't go to (including games where you can't even GIVE the tickets away). The notable exception is the Yankee games, expect to get 200% for those. Don't forget, 61 tickets = 61 sales = 61 annoying ads, email & phone tags and commitments preventing you from living your life...
                          Last edited by GordonGecko; 02-27-2008, 02:45 PM. Reason: spelling

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                          • #14
                            thanks for replying guys, i appreciate it. I went ahead and got them this past week... i went with a mezz box. if anybody has any input on selling the tickets to the games that i am not gonna go to i would appreciate that also if you have any tips on the best way to get this done. Thanks again guys. hope i made the right choice, but i guess time will tell. i kinda went ahead with this and did it, so i wouldn't end up regreting not doing it later on and wondering what if sorta deal. thanks for you time
                            Last edited by NYM Baseball; 02-29-2008, 04:15 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NYM Baseball View Post
                              thanks for replying guys, i appreciate it. I went ahead and got them this past week... i went with a mezz box. if anybody has any input on selling the tickets to the games that i am not gonna go to i would appreciate that also if you have any tips on the best way to get this done.
                              If I can give you any advice, it's to sell your extra tickets way before game day. eBay sucks because with paypal and the higher final value fees you'll end up paying about 10% in fees. StubHub is even worse, because you have to pay a 15% fee, and buyers are less likely to give you full price since they have to fork over a 10% fee plus a $12 fedex charge.

                              The best way to go is to let friends, family, and co-workers know you have tickets (make sure they understand you want fair value so they don't expect a gift - which they probably will!) or to post on Craigslist.

                              Please let us know how you did at the end of the season. Good luck man!

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