Tickets for Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers can be had for as little as $1 on StubHub. Of course food, beer and parking will set you back another $40 and that’s only if you go by yourself.
What I really wanted to do next week was attend the “Bark in the Park 2010” event where you can bring your dog to the park. This is a great idea but, unfortunately, the only place you and your dog will be allowed to sit down and watch the game will be from the Pepsi Porch.
Tickets cost $32 for humans. A dog’s ticket costs $10 on top of that! I understand that the entire dog ticket and a portion of the human ticket gets donated to the North Shore Animal League but there is no way I’m spending $42 on a tickets when I can get an even better seat on field level for $1 if I leave the dog at home. I say field level because you are allowed to sit at field level on games with low attendance and these games will qualify as low attended games.
Unfortunately I won’t be taking my dog to the park that day because in this economy, I’m not spending $80 at the park when I can spend $40. Perhaps the Mets should donate a portion of all ticket sales to charity but forcing dog owners to fork over double the money for a meaningless game against the Brewers is just bad business.
“Bark in the Park 2010” should have been a promotion to get people out to the park, not as a tool to force people to upgrade to the Pepsi Porch. But that’s just me…