Visit To Citi FieldMarch 29, 2009
Video Clips and Interviews of the first game ever played at CitiField:
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Additional Thoughts That Were Not Captured In The Video:
Although parking has improved, the facility is still not operating at full capacity as there are remains of Shea Stadium still to be removed. I recommend taking the train.
Jackie Robinson Rotunda:
As Ryan Naraine pointed out, it was under whelming. There are pictures, quotes and the number 42 is present but I just thought from all the hype there would have been more to the tribute. I will however says that the main entrance into the park is much better looking and inviting.
There is much more space to walk around and you don’t bump into people every step you take. Also, as you walk through the hallways you can still see the field and enjoy the game. I think the real test will be opening day when the park is filled to capacity. I will be in attendance so I’ll get an in person account of how it goes down.
Much more open space and clean (for now that is).
I didn’t eat much, but there are plenty of areas to eat and drink at your convenience. There is a Blue Smoke and Shake Shack which I want to sample one of these days but the lines were too long today.
Much more leg room than what we had at Shea Stadium. Even though there are some reports about seat obstruction, the majority of seats show great views.
Check-out some of my additional photos.
I think every Mets fan should be happy with this park. It’s a major upgrade from Shea Stadium. The park does have some quirks that hopefully the Mets will work out by opening day or at some point throughout the season. But there is nothing that I consider a “major” issue. The main thing that I like is that this park was built for baseball. When you enter it feels like your there to watch a game and not like your taking a trip to an amusement park or mall. That I like and is a definite plus.
Please let a comment and let me know your thoughts.