Originally written April 03, 2012 on No Guts, No Glory:
Here we are three days until the Mets’ Opening Day game against the Braves and the Mets have yet to sellout the game. And we’re not talking a couple hundred tickets or even a thousand tickets. Oh no. We’re talking “several thousand” tickets. But have no fear. In typical Mets fashion, they believe that they have a chance to sell those remaining “several thousand” tickets just in time for Thursday’s game. Which definitely doesn’t make a bit of sense to us. According to the team’s executive vice president of business operations, Dave Howard, “several thousand” tickets are still available for Opening Day against the Braves. But Howard said the Mets remain bullish they can fill their 41,800-seat ballpark as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first opener. “I think we have got a chance,” Howard said yesterday. “Tickets have been selling well, and since Johan [Santana] was announced as our starting pitcher it has given us a surge of energy. We have a shot at selling
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