With opening day approaching quickly, most baseball fans cannot wait to go out to the ballpark to cheer on their favorite team. However, this might not be the case for Mets fans considering the fact that there are already several Mets tickets available for less than face value on the secondary market. What makes this even worse is that back in November, the Mets decided that they will be reducing Mets ticket prices for the 2011 season.
The Mets actually split up all of their home games into four categories (Marquee, Premium, Classic and Value) dependent upon opponent and assign different face value prices for each category. We took a look at one of the more interesting games classified as a Value game, May 3rd against the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, to see if there were any deals that standout. For this game, Caesars Club Silver tickets are set at a face value of $60 when purchasing as a single game or $54 when purchasing as part of a group or season ticket plan. Currently, these tickets are available for $49, $11 off face value and $5 off of the price that the Mets sell these tickets for as a part of a season ticket plans.
The fact that Mets tickets prices on the secondary market are already below face value is not great for attendance at Citi. However, there is an upside here, if you are a dedicated Mets fan, you can buy tickets for just about any game for less than the discounted face value price of a ticket.