This Fathers Day weekend, two big events will grab fan attention and the headlines. NKOTB — aka New Kids on the Block — is playing three nights in a row at Radio City Music Hall. The Mets and Yankees kick off of the three game “Subway Series.” Yes, we know “Subway Series” was once reserved for a World Series meeting of the two New York teams, but today it seems this moniker is used during the regular season too.
June 17th, 18th, 19th
Radio City Music Hall
Our sophisticated FanSnap search algorithms can’t determine just how many dads are searching for NKOTB tickets, but we know NKOTB is HUGE in NYC.
However doubtful it may be that Dad wants to go see the New Kids on the Block, an extensive fan base over the last few decades will ensure a packed Radio City Music Hall. With over 80 million records sold worldwide since the 1980′s, NKTOB will be looking to put on a brilliant show. Friday and Saturday night’s shows are sold out on NKOTB.com, but tickets can still be found with Fansnap.com. Average ticket prices for the three night set start at $107 on Thursday the 17th, $82 dollars on the 18th, and $97 dollars on the 19th. You can grab amazing seats in Orchestra 300 for $10 bucks each, which is considerably lower than the average price of $43 dollars.
Friday – Sunday
Perhaps a bit more paternally oriented, the Subway Series always exhibits exciting baseball given the rivalry between the Mets and the Yankees. For the first time, the new Yankees Stadium in the Bronx will play host to the Mets. Both teams are in playing strong baseball; the Yankees are in the thick of the American League East tied with Tampa Bay Rays in for first place, winning their last 7 out of 10 games. The Mets are currently on a six game winning streak, only one game back of the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. With top spots in their respective leagues at stake, both teams will bring their best pitchers along for the weekend. According to MLB.com, expect to see young Phil Hughes (who turns only 24 next week) match up against Mike Pelfrey on Saturday, and star pitches C.C. Sabathia versus Johan Santana on Father’s Day.
There are great tickets for the Fathers Day game at 1:05 (ET). You can sit directly behind the away dugout, Legends Box 26, for $690 — that’s near half of the average price of $1272 for comparable tickets. Tickets are in high demand, and all games are experiencing rapid ticket sales. For example the Friday June 18th game, tickets available shrunk from 5,800 to 3,000 from June 14th to June 15th, so tickets are indeed selling fast. Find tickets to all of the games at Fansnap.com.
New York Mets @ New York Yankees, Sun, June 20 at 1:05
Location Price Avg Price You save Became available
Bleachers 238 $50ea $89 43% 1 day ago
Field 133 $110 $208 47% 2+ days ago
Main Dugout 215 $149 $244 38% 2+ days ago
Legends 26 $777 $1272 37% 1 day ago