Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/27/13
Prior to the start of the 2013, the Marlins organization received a buncha laughs when they put season opener tickets on sale via Groupon, an online deal-of-the-day website. Well, they aren’t the only NL East team failing to bring the fans in early this year, as the New York Mets are also trying to lure fans to CitiField with a Groupon of their own. With the season just about a month old, the Mets currently stand 19th in MLB attendance. Part of that is due to the lack of success by the Mets organization the past few seasons, and even more of it has to do with the high cost of ticket prices. But a few select games can be had for only $8 a ticket, as they team is selling tickets for nearly 53% off. The Mets had a lot of financial woes leading into the 2013 seasons, but ownership claims that is all in the past. Fred Wilpon, the majority owner, successfully settled a lawsuit brought by the trustee trying to recover funds for victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme last year. That issue, along with the struggling real estate market (his prime avenue of resources), resulted in [...]
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