Has The Allure And New Ballpark Smell Of Citi Field Worn Off?
One of my favorite baseball sites is StadiumJourney.com. Founded by Paul Swaney, Stadium Journey has become the best destination site for sports fans who are planning their own baseball or other sports road trips. Their invaluable tips and ballpark and stadium reviews provide all the information you need to plan ahead and know what to expect. They review everything from the food to the atmosphere and even the fans, to help make your baseball journey the very best it can be.
Citi Field gets high marks for their food and accessibility, but are at the bottom when it comes to extras and bang for the buck on ticket prices. They aptly point out:
“Through years of disappointment in the franchise, the allure of a new ballpark has worn off. What true Mets fans are left with are inaccessible levels of the ballpark due to being priced out by the fat-cats (who rarely show up themselves). It’s a joke really for the franchise to continue to pretend that there is a market demand for the exclusive seats. No one wants to see a losing team (outside of Wrigley Field) and until the Mets put some players on the field that can get the fan base excited, the Mets owner (Fred Wilpon) might want to invest in some large tarps that he can cover sections of seating that will otherwise go empty.”
In other words… The thrill is gone…
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
27 Comments + Add Comment
- Jeru: on Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far: B/W Curtis and Beltran, I just prefer...
- Jeru: on Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far: 2006 - Not good 2007 - Not good 2008...
- Captain America: on Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far: You know you are conveniently leaving out...
- Trs86: on The Beat Goes On: Signs That The Mets Are Back In Business: Agreed, you can always smell a loser.
- Hotstreak: on This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Bartolo Colon: The ghost of Babe Ruth will be...
2014 Opening Day
Write For Metsmerized Online
Mets Merized Online is reloading and looking for new writers to help cover the Hot Stove Season. We're also looking for passionate writers who would like to contribute new and original features.
Contact us now at GetMetsmerized@aol.com for more info and join the #1 Mets Fansite on the web!
Check Out These Great MLB Links!
Mets Autograph Signings
Mets Fan Apparel
Mets Autographed Baseballs
Baseball Card Supplies
For the best seats and lowest MLB ticket prices, go to PurchaseSeats.com. Get your Mets Tickets now and follow them on the road with Yankees Tickets, Phillies Tickets, Nationals Tickets and Braves Tickets!