Mets cutting season ticket prices

NEW YORK -- The Mets are cutting the average price of season tickets by at least 10 percent following a dismal opening season at Citi Field.

The team said Thursday that some locations will have cuts of more than 20 percent. All season tickets will go down in price.

Picked by some to reach the World Series, the Mets were devastated by injuries to Carlos Delgado, Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, David Wright, Johan Santana, J.J. Putz and others. They head into the final weekend of the season with a 67-92 record, their worst since 2003.

"The Mets are sensitive to the economic realities facing our fans and we have lowered our ticket prices in response to these challenging conditions," Mets executive vice president Dave Howard said. "This move underscores our appreciation of our fans' ongoing loyalty and support."

The Yankees announced two weeks ago that 84 percent of their seats will have the same price as part of season tickets next year, 13 percent will have a decrease and just 3 percent will have an increase -- in the section just to each side of the premium seats in the second deck.

The decreases at Yankee Stadium are among their most expensive tickets, which cost up to $2,500 per game as part of season plans.

The Mets' highest-priced seat averaged $495 per game this year.