Over the last few days I was on the ESPN.com website and noticed ads for Yankees tickets. Even on the Mets site. I don’t see the Mets on the ESPN site advertising for tickets.
Actually, I don’t t see any ads by the Mets for tickets anywhere.
The Yankees will outdraw the Mets this year even without the ads, but they are still in there pitching for business while the team from Flushing does nothing.
Now is the time, when there’s the spring interest in baseball to promote, but I’m not seeing much of that – just more from the Yankees. The Mets need to be all over the newspapers, the Internet, radio and TV hawking their tickets.
You will undoubtedly see commercials for Mets tickets on SNY, but want to guess how much they’ll pay for them?
I know a lot of fans complain about ticket prices even though the Mets have dropped their rates. There is such a thing as supply and demand, and when the supply is high and demand is low, something must be done to get the buyer to act. That something is lower the prices again until the customer will act.
It is quite simple really, that in absence of a winning product on the field, the Mets must do something to generate interest in purchasing tickets.
I know what they are thinking: “If we lower the ticket price from $50 to $40 we are losing $10.’’ That’s not true, because if nobody is buying the ticket at $50 they are losing a chance at $50.
It is better to lower the price than to have the seat go empty. Of course, it is still better to put a competitive team on the field.