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Mets Defend Ticket Prices For Yankees Families; MLBPA ‘Looking Into It’

Amazin's Say Price Of Admission Same For Home Team
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Mets insist there was no funny business going on when they raised ticket prices for players’ family members ahead of the Subway Series.

The New York Post reported this week that the Yankees were “angered” when their families had to dole out $250 per seat at Citi Field after relatives of the Atlanta Braves were charged $80 apiece for their weekend series at the Mets’ home ballpark.

“The tickets are the same as Mets family members and priced the same as Mets family pays for tickets,” a spokesman for the Amazin’s told the paper. “Because of the variable pricing, ticket prices are different. It’s the same as Opening Day. It’s not gouging.”

The Mets use a dynamic pricing plan at Citi Field. Ticket values “can be adjusted on a real-time basis, either upwards or downwards, based on market demand,” according to the team’s website.

“We are aware of the situation and are looking into it,” MLB Players Association director of communications Greg Bouris told the Post. “There have been no grievances filed.”

The attendance for Monday’s game was 32,911. There were also plenty of empty — and wet — seats Tuesday. The official attendance was announced at just 31,877.

The Bombers will be looking for their first Subway Series win of the season when they host the Mets for two games at Yankee Stadium starting Wednesday.

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