Mets executive vice president of business operations, Dave Howard, told the New York Post that “several thousand tickets are still available” for Opening Day against the Braves.
Howard said the Mets will need solid sales Tuesday and Wednesday and is counting on about 2,000 to 4,000 walk-ups on Thursday in order to sell out.
If the Mets fail to sell out Opening Day, it would be the first time since 1997, a span of 14 years.
Currently the cheapest available tickets for the game start at $40 and go up to near $200 for field level. The Mets are using a dynamic pricing system this season in which tickets are priced based on supply and demand.
Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog rationalizes it as follows:
I hope the Mets aren’t surprised by this. I mean, they finished fourth place each of the last three years, not to mention two collapses before that, all of which included firings and bizarre injuries. This winter, Jose Reyes left to sign with the Marlins during in an off-season where fans grew mo...