Dear Mr. Ianniciello:
I am the holder of two current plans, and a long-standing plan holder. I will go into next year without a ticket partner, who has expressed his rightful disgust at the hubris of your organization.
Before I consider renewal of any of these plans, I would like to discuss my concerns with the Mets organization:
- I would like an obstructed-view seat and fees related to it refunded (copy of ticket enclosed). My photos on available on a Mets blog called “The Mets Police.” Your front office has ignored three previous e-mails, and I’m afraid I may have to send a report to MLB that you’re selling obstructed-view seats at premium prices.
- I believe plans should include only Friday, Saturday, or Sunday games.
- As I lost about $600 last year because I couldn’t even give a ticket away for free; as the team, the new and awful stadium, and the organization were a disaster, I would like a 50% price reduction on your current offer, seats much lower and behind the plate in Section 511 or 512 (on the aisle), and a waiver of fees.
- I would like the right to visit the stadium named after a bank to see my new seats to ensure they are not blocked.
If this is unacceptable, enjoy your empty stadium. 2010 offers nothing more than a battle for last place with the Pirates. (The Nationals are currently a better team than the Mets.)
I have been a Mets fan since 1970, and our ownership and front office is as dismal as it was in the late-1970s/early 1980s. I will remain a Mets fan, but I---along with many other Mets fans---will continue to root for the sale of the team to an owner with the Mets in mind and a memory that the Mets were New York City’s “blue-collar” team.
Personally I have decided not to renew my plans. I am confident that not only will I be able to get tickets whenever I want, I am also confident that as the season draws near I will get calls from the ticket office with offers of better locations if not discounts.
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