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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Family Fun at the New York Mets

Me - Family Fun at the New York Mets, wow! Unfortunately, the Mets are not having a great year so far, however, you can still have an amazing time at a Met game. Even before the game when you are waiting to go in the gate, they have a blow up batting cage. You can also get balloon animals or have your face painted. Once, you get in the stadium. The food is great. I really enjoyed my burger. My sister loved the pizza too. They even have a food stand called Mr. Mets Kids Kitchen where everything is priced and proportioned for kids. There is a dunk tank. Instead of water, there is foam in the tank right now. Probably, when it gets warmer they will use actual water. They have regular batting cages. They have a mini field. I don't know if you can actually play on it though. They have Mr. and Mrs. Met who you can hug, high five and take pictures with. You can also sign up for the Mets Kids Club. Even their garbage cans are special. The top is shaped like a helmet. The bottom is blue with the Mets logo. There is so much you can do at a Mets game. The Mets are the most fan friendly major league baseball team. They have between innings games where kids can win prizes. They not only have a kiss cam but a family cam. Go to a Mets game and create family memories.

Mom- I have been to a number of baseball stadiums around the country. While I can not remember ever having a totally bad time at a baseball game and most stadiums are at least somewhat fan friendly, I can honestly say that I have never been to a stadium as fan friendly as Citi Field. It is not just that Citi Field is a newer stadium and as a result may have amenities that some older stadiums may not. It is that no matter where you are in the stadium you are constantly kept entertained. Outside the stadium among other things you can get your face painted, get a balloon animal, or have your picture taken near the homerun apple taken from the  Mets old stadium. Inside, in addition to the numerous shops and food stands, there is the Mets Hall of Fame. There is also a whole interactive Fan Fest area. Some of the options here include a dunk tank, a batting cage, and a mini field. This is also the area where Mets Kid Club membership kits can be picked up and where you can meet Mr. and Mrs. Met. While Mr. and Mrs. Met do wander throughout the park over the course of the game, they can always be found here at least once or twice a game. Even when you are sitting in your sit and watching the game, there is always entertainment provided between innings. In that sense, the Mets are more like a minor league team than other major league teams, but in a good way. The entertainment provided is not just things like watching videos on the scoreboard. It is more interactive. There are numerous interactive games and contests between innings. There is even a family of the game chosen with a $100.00 gift card awarded to the lucky family. The bottom line is this, if you want to go to a baseball game and do nothing but sit and watch the game, you can go to any stadium. If you want to be thoroughly entertained, go to a Mets game at Citi Field.

And that's our view. What is your favorite thing to do at a baseball game?

Tune in tomorrow for Funny Friday.

Disclaimer: This post was written as part of  our membership in the Mets Blogger program. We were given free food and tickets to the game. We did not, however, receive any monetary compensation for this post, and the opinions expressed herein are our own based on our experiences at Citi Field.