Baseball in NYC

Citi Field

Citi Field

As New Yorkers we’re pretty damn lucky. No matter what sport you’re into, you have a variety of teams to root for, and the city’s baseball rivalry plays into that perfectly.  Some people love the Yankees and others love the Mets, but at the end of the day, we all just love the game.  This past Sunday I had the pleasure of attending my first baseball game of the 2014 season with my father at Citi Field to see the New York Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies.

While a die hard Yankees fan 1st, my father is a Mets fan 2nd and had been dying to check out the new Citi Field stadium, so we planned a Mother’s Day baseball excursion. Unfortunately things went a bit sideways when my mother ended up getting sick and was unable to attend the game with us (though I’m pretty sure she was happy to miss it).  Boy did we pick a smoking hot day to spend at the ballpark, but what a fun bonding experience we had.  It’s not often that we get to spend one-on-one time together these days and he was as excited as a child as we pulled into the parking lot outside the stadium, he even made me take his picture so he could text it home to show my mother what she was missing (again, I don’t think she was all that jealous).

Once we got inside the stadium he was perhaps equally as excited to go grab some lunch at the stadium Shake Shack.  Yes, you heard that right, there is a Shake Shack at Citi Field. The days my dad remembers of peanuts, popcorn, and cracker jacks are pretty much numbered.  In addition to Shake Shack, the stadium is home to a variety of first class food options including Blue Smoke BBQ, Pat LaFreida’s Steak Sandwich, El Verano Taco, Mama’s of Corona, and Catch Of The Day. You really can’t go wrong no matter what you choose.

We waited in the long line and once we had our food in hand, we settled into our seats in the 100 level of the Left Field, and what great seats they were.  To be honest, the truly amazing thing about Citi Field is that for a new stadium, it’s really the perfect size.  While still large by anyones standards, it’s no where near as cavernous as the big guys out there like Yankee Stadium.  Even the nose blood seats didn’t feel that far from the field.  While all the kids had their baseball mitts out, ready to catch fly balls, I was busy cowering and covering my head, just praying not to get hit, that’s how close we were.

At the end of the day the Met’s beat the Phillies 5-4 in 11 innings, and we had an amazing sun filled day at the ball park (sunburn included).  I have to say, whether you’re a diehard fan or not, a day of baseball is a wonderful thing to experience at least once a season.  The sun is shining, the food is delicious, the people are excited, and the entertainment can’t be beat. I would recommend to any New Yorker, get your hands on some tickets  and head out to the ball park this season to enjoy America’s past time (Citi Field or Yankee Stadium, it doesn’t even matter).

And don’t forget your paraphernalia, this is the baseball cap I’m eyeing for my next game:

Mets, Citi Field, NYC, AMP3 PR, Fashion PR

 

Ashley Lutzker

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 9:36 am and is filed under Food, New York City Events, Other Musings..., Public Relations. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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