Fans Fleeing High-Priced Mets Tickets, Too? (Village Voice news blog)

So I went to buy Mets tickets today, and got a hard lesson in cognitive dissonant post-crash economics:

Mets tickets for April and May went on “presale” today to the lucky few β€” that is, anyone on the Mets email list β€” allowing the great unwashed to get their first look at what it’ll be like to get into the team’s new, downsized home. Let’s roll the dice and play Mets ticket roulette:

Citi Field’s 42,000 seats have been divided into a daunting 28 price categories, which when combined with the Mets’ five different game levels (from “Platinum” for the Subway Series to “Value” for Tuesday nights against the Marlins) create an incredible 140 different ticket prices… [read more]