I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Citi Field

What: Citi Field
           Home of the New York Mets

Where: 123-01 Roosvelt Avenue
            Flushing, NY

Who: Everyone

Our view: Citi Field, home of the New York Mets has a lot more amenities than the old stadium, Shea Stadium. There are a lot more restaurants. There are a lot more team stores.There are a lot more private clubs.  The new stadium is much bigger than the old stadium and there are much more seats. There are also a lot more levels of seats. This also means that a lot of the seats are a lot further from the action which may make it more difficult for younger children especially ones who are not as into baseball to pay attention to the game. There are nice things about the new stadium. There are elevators instead of steep ramps so it is easier to access the higher level seats. There is a really nice Mets Hall of Fame and Museum with a lot of memorabilia from the Mets history as well as their own version of the Yankees monument park with plaques of players and Mets personnel who have been inducted  into the Mets personal Hall of Fame.There are lot more food choices although that does not mean that all of the food tastes good.  A lot of things are pretty much the same between the old and the new stadium. The location is right next to where the old stadium was. It is  just as easily accessible by public transportation from either the Long Island Railroad Port Washington line or the number 7 subway. The train provides a quicker ride with only a couple of stops before the stadium but the subway is less expensive. By boat, you can take the SeaStreak from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. However, not all of these stop at the stadium at all times so double check if you are going to the stadium to go on the tour or when there is not a game going on.  In some ways, the stadium is not as nice as the old stadium. It is not as homey as the old stadium. It can be downright big and overwhelming at times. If you are seated in certain sections of the 300 level, it is kind of annoying because you have to go up to a higher level and then down again to get to your seats because there is a private access club in the middle of the 300 level. The worst thing about the new stadium is the price of the tickets is so much higher than then they were in the old stadium. In the old stadium, you could get a field level seat for about $25.00. Now, you can pay almost $50.00 just for a seat in the 300 level. Major League Baseball used to be the affordable sport of the 4 major sports. Not so much anymore. For more information or to purchase tickets go to Citi Field.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for another Talking Topic.