This weekend I had a chance to experience the new home of the New York Mets, Citi Field. The Stadium offers great views from all seats and is a lot more comfortable than its predecessor, Shea Stadium. The food (chicken fingers, hot dogs, nachos) and drink (Budweiser and Bud Light) were reasonably priced and were readily accessible throughout the park. The 41,800 seat facility, cost approximately $1 Billion to construct and opened for business in 2009. I have had the chance to watch a game in both Shea and Citi and I can honestly say with out a doubt that Citi Field is a huge upgrade! The architects did a great job with this park.
Our tickets were in the second row in left center field and the stadium was fairly empty. I guess that's what happens when your team is 62-75. The Mets beat the Cubs 4-2. Mike Pelfrey was great for 8, Daniel Murphy was 3-4, a double short of the cycle, drove in all 4 Mets runs and Francisco Rodriguez earned the save on his bobble head day. The Amazin's took the series from the Cubbies 2 games to 1 and are now only 16 games back of the Phillies in the National League East and 15.5 games back of the Rockies in the race for the Wild Card. I think the Mets are about to make a late season push! I didn't have a chance to upload the pictures from the game so they will be up in the near future.
All in all, Citi Field is one of the nicer parks I have been to. I would recommend taking some time and making the trip.