Sunday, May 19, 2013

New York Mets resort to Groupon to sell tickets

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The struggling New York Mets are resorting to Groupon to sell tickets.

This in and of itself isn't too disconcerting. What is disconcerting, however, is the fact that the struggling franchise is including games in which should sell relatively easily without the allure of discounted tickets. Weekend games against the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs, and even the famed New York Yankees are included in the discounted offering.

The Mets currently rank third-to-last in the National League in home attendance for the season heading into Sunday's action. They are drawing an average of 25,945 per game.

It's kind of hard to believe that a team located in the most populated city in the United States (by far) can't fill more seats, even if they do boast the second-worst record in the league, and even if the Yankees reside across town, too. There should be plenty of fans to go around for both clubs.

But I understand. There is plenty to do in New York City besides watching a losing club play baseball. So, in the grand scheme of things, it's hard to fault Mets fans for not showing up this year.

Via The Big Lead

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