Of nats and mets
anyway, spies have been visiting NL EAST BALLPARKS. first, here is sponsort's report from NARTS' new stadium:
sounds decent. perhaps fans are standing because there is prospect of home team finally winning a baseball contest?
The most impressive thing is the video display. It feels as tho you are inside a hi-def video game. Humongous center field tv-scoreboard looms over the stadium; flashing, psychedelic displays constantly on the move around the entire concourse area. And the seating in the bowl is so close to the field that the field lights shine into your
The structure, however, is mundane - gray concrete and gray steel girders give it the feel of an Erector Set construction. And the red-painted areas of the inside of the stadium are in a hideous tomato color. But the cherry trees were in bloom, and the 4 presidents race gives it a really neat touch (Teddy lost again, don't you know!).
The seating in the bowl is very flat. My sight line was through a mob of people who are constantly standing up and blocking the view. Better to sit higher up or further back.
Lastly - the cost. I don't want to sound like a miserly geezer, but it cost me over $100 for 1 person. Lower box seat (20th row) beyond the 3B dugout was $58 ($69 after all internet fees); Metro cost $16.70 (new thing - you are required to purchase a $10 Metro parking credit card even tho the parking charge is $4.25); Beer $7.50; Boardwalk Fries $5. I'm not including my delicious Subway Italian grinder which only cost me $3.50 on the way to the game.
So, if you are taking the family, bring your home equity loan checkbook.
and g. donovan, veteran METS BLOGGER, sends this shot of the ascendant CITIFIELD...
Don't bury Adam Wainwright
jersey in here, please!
wayward O shudders to think how expensive new Mets & Yankees ballparks will be.
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