On Tuesday the New York Mets embarked on a long nine-game road trip after bouncing back with a win over the Baltimore Orioles following a sweep by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Still, the Mets find themselves in first place in a struggling NL East Division this season. For their next home stand, the Mets will host the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field for a three-game series starting on August 28. Mets vs. Red Sox tickets tickets on the secondary market will be more expensive than usual, but the average price for the combined three games is slightly below the average price for Mets tickets for their remaining home games, despite this series with the Red Sox being the third most expensive series for the Mets at home. However, the remaining Mets average is skewed by a September series with the New York Yankees.
For the series opener between the Mets and Red Sox, tickets on the secondary market have an average price of $128, with the cheapest ticket priced at $33. The pitching matchups for the series have yet to be determined, but tickets for the series opener are 13% below the average price for Met tickets for their remaining home games of the regular season which is $147.71. All three games in the series have promotions and giveaways set up for fans with the opening game of this series offering a free shirt Friday for all fans in attendance.
In the second game of this series, Mets tickets will see an increase of 28% compared to the opening game of with tickets averaging $164.27 on the secondary market, the most expensive game of this three-game set. The cheapest ticket at an available price of $44. There’s a big reason why tickets for the Saturday game is the most expensive, as the promotion includes a 1986 World Series Bobblehead for the first 15,000 fans in attendance. 1986 was of course when the Mets defeated the Red Sox, partly due to the Bill Buckner play. Tickets for this game will be 11% over the average price for Mets tickets.
In the series finale, tickets will decrease 24% compared to the most expensive game of this three game set, resulting in the least expensive game of the series with tickets going for an average price of $124.06 on the secondary market. The get-in price for the game is $33. The first 15,000 fans in attendance will receive Toy Truck and patrons and 12 years old and under can participate in the Mr. Met Dash.
Heading into Wednesday night’s action, the Mets hold a 4.5-game lead over the Washington Nationals in the division. According to FanGraphs, that gives the Mets a 70.4% chance of making the playoffs with 69.5% of winning the NL East. The Mets’ second most expensive series left in the season will be the last against those Nationals from October 2-4.