Hmmm Mets hawking Opening Day tickets

Hmmm perhaps those of you predicting awful ticket sales are correct. I just got this email. I already have Opening Day tickets which the email mentions and they want me to buy more.

Hmmmm. Uh oh.

With the Mets Home Opener just over a week away, we would like to offer you an opportunity to purchase additional tickets for Opening Day on Thursday, April 5th at 1:10 p.m.

This offer will be available tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28 at 10 a.m.
through 11:59 p.m.

MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover will be accepted.

The Mets will honor the memory of Gary Carter on Opening Day with his family participating in a special pre-game ceremony prior to the season’s opener against the Atlanta Braves at 1:10 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact your Account Executive directly or call our Ticket Office for assistance at (718) 507-TIXX.

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10 comments
tomwatson
tomwatson

Shannon got pissed at me earlier on Twitter - but he misread the comment there as well. It's the desperate marketing I object to in connection with the great Gary Carter, not the memorial. You guys are too "inside the ropes" these days!

tomwatson
tomwatson

C'mon you're misreading my comment! Of course they should honor Gary Carter on Opening Day! Who's saying they shouldn't? What they shouldn't do is use that memorial to try and move the unsold OD seats in special sales message to their list - *that's* what seems hideously crass to this Mets fan of 40+ years.

tomwatson
tomwatson

Yeah, they shouldn't have thrown the Carter memorial into the sales pitch either. Just reads wrong to me. That's entirely separate from trying to move Opening Day units, and it comes across as opportunistic and kind of creepy. You're selling tix to see Wright, Ike, Santana, Duda, Murph etc - and the minor leaguers! - not to a memorial.

Ceetar
Ceetar

Anyway, the Mets have been doing this a lot in recent years.  Trying to sell packages and plans and slow-releasing tickets to things like Opening Day.  

Florida Met Fan Rich
Florida Met Fan Rich

I went to the Met website and the cheapest ticket was $52!...Really?.. I had to justify giving them $8.00 for a spring training game..... A minor league team like the Mets should be charging $5.00 Have you looked at this team this spring? We are the Houston Astros of the NL East!

FL Met Fan Rich
FL Met Fan Rich

Wow! That is really kind of sad!....Having to beg people to go to opening day!...They must have jacked the ticket prices so high with that dynamice pricing stuff. Well they sertainly looked awful in Spriing Training and will probably finish last. You can't charge major league prices and put a Double A team on the field!

Steve D
Steve D

When I first read it, It did not strike me as opportunistic...I never gave it a thought...maybe I am just used to the non-stop promotion we are always exposed to. I don't hink it is a big deal...if a Gary Carter fan didn't know about the memorial and just found out in this email, then they are hapy to find out and go to help honor Kid. A young kid who never saw kid won't care anyway. The extra 500 fans won't make or break anything for the Mets. As a Met fan, it would actually be embarrasing if they gave a Carter memorial and many seats were empty.

Ceetar
Ceetar

good thing the Mets aren't doing this.  Try the Pirates or the Astros.

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