Well let me tell you something: Citi Field is awesome. I was blown away by how great of a ballpark it really is.
It doesn't matter if you are a Mets' fan or not (obviously, I'm not), if you have the chance, get to a game there. The park is beautiful, clean, and has plenty of room to roam around. For a 1 o'clock game, I got there right as gates were opening at 11, and had plenty of time to check out the scenery. As I walked around the concourse, I able to take peaks at batting practice along the way.
The gift shops are nice, but extremely overpriced. Sorry, but even if I was a die-hard Mets fan, there is no chance I'd pay $50 for a t-shirt! I mean seriously now!
The highlight, other than watching the Dodgers win, was the Shake Shack burger I had before the game. Man that was good! My only regret was that I got a single instead of a double. By the time I was done, the line was already enormous, so my dream for a double went down the tubes. It was fun while it lasted.
A big thumbs up the Mets and their awesome park. It was a great experience.
Here are some pics from my visit. I was on a bus trip and had no idea where I'd be sitting, so it was to my shock that I got first row seats in centerfield. I'll take it!
|Outside of Citi Field|
|A little BP before the game|
|Scoreboard right near me|
|Mr. Kemp warming up before the game|
|A shot of the action from center|
|Wish I got a better shot, but the guy in orange in the middle is holding up a "We Want Harvey" sign|
|Kemp and Ethier tossing it around in between innings|
|R.A. Dickey vs. Kemp|
|Kenley Jansen ready for the save|
|Jansen vs. David Wright|
|The victory jump|
|You're welcome, Mr. Met... I was happy to come and see the Dodgers win|