Often viewed as the other baseball team from New York, the Mets have carved out the own history in the big apple. Established in 1962, the Mets play in the National League Eastern Division, a division that they have won five times through 2008. While the Mets are often known for their losing ways, their fans remember the great times too. The 1969 “Miracle Mets” and the 1986 “through Buckner’s legs” World Series championship squads both captured the nation as they won when everyone thought they were out of it.
From 1964-2008, the Mets played at what many thought was the worst stadium in sports, Shea Stadium. But in 2009, the team opened the brand-new Citi Field built right next to the old ball park, but with everything state-of-the-art. In its final seasons Shea Stadium was falling apart, but with this new stadium, more fans will be looking to come out and see the team in action. The secondary ticket market should see a boost in Mets ticket sales, as the new stadium combined with less seats should increase demand.
The addition of an extra wild card team in each league has made August relevant for many baseball teams used to playing out the string by late summer. But for those teams that aren’t a part of the expanded playoff race, the focus has turned to preparing for 2013,... Read more
While Shea Stadium is best known as the place where the New York Mets recorded World Series-clinching wins in 1969 and 1986, it was also host to some of the most memorable concerts in history. In 1965, the Beatles played perhaps their greatest show ever when they performed in... Read more
One of the New York Mets‘ marketing slogans at the turn of the century was simply “Believe.” But such faith was in short supply among Mets fans when the team moved into Citi Field in 2009 fresh off two of the worst late-season collapses in baseball history and then... Read more
The New York Mets have had their fair share of struggles these past few years with three seasons ending with losing records and financial issues off the field. So when MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, Mets owner Fred Wilpon, Mr. Met, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the... Read more
A team that loses almost 800,000 fans in a two-year span — in a stadium that is just three years old — has little choice but to modify its approach to lure the paying public back to the game, even if it means doing the complete opposite of what... Read more
The New York Mets, faced with lingering off-the-field financial issues and another year of losing baseball, have turned to the daily deal Web site Groupon.com in an attempt to move unsold tickets. Yesterday, August 24, the team began listing discounted tickets on the site for 10 upcoming home games... Read more
By most standards, the New York Mets have had a mediocre season. They entered play today, Wednesday, July 27, with a 52-51 record and far closer to last place in the NL East (they are 2 ½ games ahead of the Washington Nationals) than to the wild card-leading Atlanta... Read more
The New York Mets, which touted the team was decreasing the price of tickets in 2011, is one of several Major League Baseball (MLB) teams that increased the convenience and processing fees they charge fans this season. The team charges the second-highest add-on fees of all MLB teams at... Read more
Outside of almost getting no-hit on Opening Day, the first week of the New York Mets’ season went much better than anyone could have expected. But the Mets’ decent performance — they were 3-2 on a six-game road trip entering the finale this afternoon, Thursday, April 7, against the... Read more
Fans of the New York Mets have received nothing but bad news for months now. But the Mets’ plight isn’t as hopeless as some have been led to believe. “I have people asking me this year if there’s going to be a season,” Jason Berger, the managing partner of... Read more