Got $2.50? Mets Roll Back Some Ticket Prices For Santana-Strasburg

NEW YORK (WFAN) — What’s the next best thing to a free game on Easter Sunday?

How about a pitchers’ duel for less than three bucks.

The red-hot Mets are offering a limited number of tickets at $2.50 apiece for their matchup against Washington on April 11.

The game, scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m., is expected to pit New York ace Johan Santana against Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg.

Wednesday’s rollback is part of the franchise’s season-long 50th anniversary celebration.

The Mets played their inaugural game at St. Louis on April 11, 1962, back when New Yorkers could watch their new National League home team at the Polo Grounds for — you guessed it — $2.50.

Seats can be purchased online at or fee-free at the Citi Field ticket booth.

Fans can “RSVP” for the discounted game by Wednesday at 9 a.m., the team announced in an email to subscribers.

Will you be at Citi Field Wednesday? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Brian

    No problem getting my ticket. Only one section was already “Sold” out. Print out at home was free and not a problem. Thank You Mets!

  • Curmudgeon

    Funny thing the tickets are 2.50 but the service fee is over 8.00 and will call is another surcharge.. . . . . . . . . Watch it on TV

  • Long Island Man

    If the Mets really want to reduce their payroll, maybe they can pull some strings and get Bernie Madoff an early release from prison, and stick him in the outfield, and what does a inmate get paid, like 30 cents a day? They can pay Bernie the same amount, and he probably wouldn’t be any worse than the guy there now.

  • Baseball fan

    Wait a couple of more days…the non-existing seats will be free then.
    What do you expect from ownership who was indirectly (maybe directly) involved with Madoff.
    Frankly, I wouldn’t go to one of their games if they paid me.

  • Dennis Scalzitti

    Is this some kind of practical joke? I put in for 2 seats, and a notification said I couldn’t get them next to each other, so just for a goof I put in for one and THAT’S not even available ! Just curious…….when the Mets say they have a “limited” amount of seats on sale for the 1962 price of $2.50, exactly HOW many seats are they selling at that price…..100 ? (LOL)

    • J

      Same experience. This team’s management/ownership is a joke

      • avietar

        I see that the article’s been amended to reflect the fact I pointed out that there was no Busch Stadium in St Louis in 1962, when the Mets played their first game (the Cardinals played in Sportsman’s Park until May 8, 1966), and that’s fine. I’m glad that the operators of this website read the comments and are light enough on their feet to make changes when they’re warranted.

        What I DON’T appreciate is their scrubbing my previous posting off the site because I dared to point out that their writer didn’t know what he or she was talking about.

        The re-writing of history is a hallmark of tyrants.

        • Nick

          Sportsman’s Park was known as “Busch Stadium” from 1953 on, which means the article was originally correct.

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