Sticker Shock: The Price Of My Own New York Mets Tickets

Mets PoliceSenior Analyst IAugust 11, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  A fan holds a sign looking for game tickets before the start of the Opening Day game between the San Diego Padres and the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 13, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. This is the first regular season MLB game being played at the new venue which replaced Shea stadium as the Mets home field.

Holy cow, what was I thinking?

I was looking at my upcoming games to plan my life.  Fox moved Saturday's convenient-for-me night game to a 4:05 start, so I would like to sell those on Stubhub so I don't have to cut a beach day short.

Play along with me.  How much would you guess a seat in the left field promenade would cost.  It's a Saturday against the Giants.

$23!

I couldn't believe it.  If you told me you wanted me to pay $23 to sit in the uppers to see the first place Mets play on "Tom Seaver Pitches An Inning Night," I wouldn't buy it.  Boy did I get sucked in by the new park.

Now I can either nuke my day or take a loss.  No way I will get $23 plus Stubhub's commission.  Oh well, my stupidity nobody elses.

Let's look at Monday night.  Also against the Giants.  $10?  $15?  Nope.  $19.  I guess I'll use them (You can buy some for $8 on Stubhub).

Someone told me that the Phillies had their 50th sellout.  Good thing I bought a Sunday Phillies package (really, I did).  I have gone zero times and sold 14 of my 15 games at significant profit.  It pays for the Mets tickets.

Want to guess the one game I haven't sold?   September 12th against... the Mets!

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