With declining attendance that has been tied to a poor showing in the standings, the New York Mets are lowering some ticket prices throughout CitiField for the upcoming 2011 season. The restructuring will see a reduction in ticket prices by an average of more than 14 percent from last season. In addition, season ticket, ticket plan and group ticket customers receive an additional 10 percent discount.
Within the 14 percent average price decrease, the Mets have made the following adjustments to Citi Field's 41,800 seats:
- Ticket prices for 62 percent of the ballpark have been reduced
- More than half of all seats have double-digit price reductions
- 18% of the seats have been cut by 20 percent or more
- 8% of seats have price decreases of 30 percent or more
- Several seat categories have increases that average approximately 5 percent
Along with those changes, the Mets are looking to not only pick up gains at the turnstiles, but retain those that may be consider jumping ship on the club. Season Ticket Holders will begin receiving their invoices - which reflect their additional 10 percent discounts - by next week.
In addition, the Mets have added the "Amazin' Mets Perks" (AMP) program that allows Season Ticket Holders access to some additional benefits such as being able to do BP on off-days, meet and greets with new GM Sandy Alderson, players, and meet Mr. Met.
The Mets have revised their variable pricing plan to four tiers named as followed: Marquee (four games), Premium (22), Classic (25) and Value (30).
"The Mets are committed to providing quality and value to our fans," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations. "We reduced ticket prices for 2011 based on fan feedback and marketplace information. We introduced Season Ticket Holder discounts and the 'Amazin' Mets Perks' program as a way to thank and reward them for their loyalty and commitment."
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Source: New York Mets
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