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ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is selling World Series tickets for $5,500 apiece as part of a campaign fundraiser.
For your money, you get a ticket to either Game 3 of the series (Friday) or Game 4 (Saturday) and entry to a 90-minute reception at Citi Field with the governor before the first pitch.
“RSVP quickly as this event will sell out,” reads the invitation sent by Cuomo 2018, the Democrat’s campaign committee. The face value of World Series tickets reportedly starts at $125. A campaign spokesman said Cuomo 2018 bought a "limited number of tickets directly from the Mets" to offer at the fundraiser, but declined to say how many.
The series, pitting the New York Mets vs. the Kansas City Royals, gets underway Tuesday night in Missouri.
Games 3 and 4 won't be the only games the governor will attend -- he'll be in Kansas City for the opener. Accompanied by longtime aide Joe Percoco and communications director Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo will fly to the game with Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon, according to spokesman Rich Azzopardi.
Cuomo’s campaign committee is covering the costs. Cuomo is paying “face value” for the game ticket, Azzopardi said, although the amount wasn’t specified. The governor also will reimburse the Wilpons for airfare at “fair market value,” the spokesman said.