The New York Mets haven’t had a lot to look forward to in the past few seasons, but this spring could be very different. There still might not be the major league contributions for the team to be competitive this year, but the team will get a glimpse of the influx of young talent in the farm system who will make an impact in future seasons. Mets spring training tickets have an average price of $43. In the top five games of the spring, there is not one standout game with most of the games closely priced.
3/15/14 vs Minnesota Twins | Avg. Price $55.16 | Get-in Price $24
Minnesota is one of those team, as well, with prospects poised to contribute in the majors if not this season then next. It’s unknown which Mets prospects will be playing in this game as they are scheduled for two split squad games. Half of the team will be hosting the Twins, while the other half will be in Las Vegas taking on the Cubs.
3/12/14 vs St. Louis Cardinals | Avg. Price $54.58 | Get-in Price $26
A game against the defending National League Champions has both the second highest average and get-in price for Mets spring home games, which isn’t bad for a day game on a Wednesday.
3/9/14 vs Atlanta Braves | Avg. Price $52.65 | Get-in Price $23
The Braves took hold of the the National League East last season and will be attempting to keep that place again in 2014. With years of great rivalries, the game against Atlanta ends up having the lowest get-in price of the top spring games in Port Lucie.
3/24/14 vs St. Louis Cardinals | Avg. Price $50.92 | Get-in Price $27
Another game against the Cardinals comes in with a lower average price, but a higher get-in price than the first spring meeting. The $27 get-in price is the highest for all Mets home games during spring training.
3/18/14 vs Detroit Tigers | Avg. Price $50.09 | Get-in Price $26
The Tigers come in for a Tuesday afternoon game priced just 9% above the Mets spring average. With the fifth highest average price, the game ties with the first Cardinals game for the second highest get-in price of the spring.
With spring training tickets relatively affordable for Mets games, it could be a great opportunity for Mets fans to start acclimating themselves to the young players in position to make an impact in the majors in the next few seasons.