Citi Field: First Look
The good, the bad, and the ugly of Citi Field, brought to you in pictures. View the photos, read my remarks, and form your own opinion … or wait another two weeks and try to scalp a ticket so you can see the place for yourself.
Thanks to fellow blogger Andrew Vazzano of TheRopolitans, I was able to attend the very first baseball game ever played at Citi Field, between the St. John’s Red Storm and the Georgetown Hoyas.
While there, I took a bunch of pictures to give you an idea of what the new stadium is like. Unfortunately, the day was dreary, with gray skies and a constant mist, so all the photos came out similarly drab and colorless. Since there have been several photo and video “tours” on other blogs, I’ve tried to assemble more esoteric points of interest around the park.
What was most strange about this day was that it is likely the only time the stadium will look so sparse of spectators, despite being a sellout. All 42,000 seats were sold — within 45 minutes of going on sale on the internet — yet the majority of folks were walking around the inner guts of the stadium to check everything out rather than sitting in their seats.
All photos have been published as a series, and this is article number one. More than 20 photos and descriptions are included, to guide you through this virtual tour of Citi Field on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Click the links below this post to navigate through.
I certainly hope I didn’t piss off Matt Cerrone … I imagine that he’s simply trying to send people to some of the other sites in the Mets blogosphere. There was a time when MetsToday was not well known and it was links to here from Matt that helped establish the current readership — I know from discussions with him that he would like to do what he can to help out lesser-known blogs.
And in all fairness, this series of posts on Citi Field is still not completed … if I had stayed up all Sunday night/morning and completed it, maybe Matt would’ve listed it on MetsBlog. Who knows, maybe he’ll throw some link love tomorrow.
Thanks bud, I do appreciate your support and loyalty.