Friday, February 13, 2009

Not to be outdone, the Mets get in on the obstructed view action

Ok, ok, we get it now - all Stadiums have obstructed views! At least that is what we would be led to believe based on the new stadiums in New York City, set to open in 2009.

Courtesy of this comment on the previous post, comes this photo (full set here) taken from left field in the Mets' new stadium in Flushing, Citi Field:


Not sure of the exact section (interactive seating chart here), but please note this photo is NOT looking toward the playing field. However, this should remind Mets fans of the loge level at the old dump in Flushing. Nostalgia, anyone?

You are staring at the back of the out of town scoreboard according to the comment. Maybe the Mets will be generous like the Yankees and put up some nice flat screen TVs so the fans can watch what they are missing. The worst part about this as a Yankee fan is if you are dragged to a Mets game and get stuck in these seats. How will you keep track of the Yankees score if you are looking at the back of the out of town scoreboard? What a shame...

Any Mets fans or representatives out there with some more insight into what section this is, please leave a comment on this post and I will gladly publish the information. Please note, there are photos of more terribly obstructed seats in the comments.

Talk about it in the Stadium Insider Forums!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

That sec. 538 in the upperdeck in leftfield. The last couple of rows in the whole upperdeck in left is obstructed by that scooreboard.

zp boy wonder said...

Thanks anon... Even if that isn't obstructing the view of the field, it's certainly an UGLY view anyway.

Anonymous said...

How bout this seat


http://s374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/saltzy23/Citi%20Field%20Tour%202-13-09/?action=view&current=Picture107.jpg

Anonymous said...

same seat different angle


http://s374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/saltzy23/Citi%20Field%20Tour%202-13-09/?action=view&current=Picture106.jpg

Ross said...

So I guess the moral of the story is that no matter how new and expensive the stadium is, there will be obstructed view seats. Hopefully the Mets do the right thing and charge accordingly.

Anonymous said...

seriously, who is the genius that is designing these ballparks? have these people even been to a ball game?

Anonymous said...

Their will be a story in the NY Post on Tuesday by Leonard Green about how hundreds of seats in citi field have obstructed views and were already sold to full season ticket holders w/o telling them they will have obstructed views. Citi is much worse then a few bleacher seats in NYS.

Chris Swann said...

People need to calm down.

First off, I took those pictures as the Webshots gallery is mine. If you haven't seen with your own eyes, you don't know what it will look like.

Secondly, the photo I took, as explained, was not facing the field.
If you showed the image I took looking ahead, people would see that it was not that bad. That section and those rows are so high that it would take a moonshot to lose a fly ball. Stop making judgements until you see it with your own eyes and stop comparing it to NYS. It is a joke the way they have seats behind beams in the Bronx.

Anonymous said...

You are on metsblog.com

http://www.metsblog.com/2009/02/17/note-pepsi-porch-the-apple-etc-at-citi-field/#comments

Anonymous said...

By the way the Post will be running the story on Wed or Thurs now.

Ross said...

Chris -

Feel free to post a link to the more accurate photo and I will be glad to update the original post.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Try this view from the first row in the upperdeck. Where is home plate??


http://s374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/saltzy23/Citi%20Field%20Tour%202-13-09/?action=view&current=Picture136.jpg

Anonymous said...

Or how about this one

http://s374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/saltzy23/Citi%20Field%20Tour%202-13-09/?action=view&current=Picture136.jpg

I guess its not important to see home plate and the pitchers mound

Anonymous said...

Anon, Obviously a Yankee fan. Biased opinion. Look at those seats they are all probably below a 5 foot camera shot, unless your a midget you'll see over these rails. Common sense?

Anonymous said...

Below a 5 foot camera shot? When people sit down they are below 5 feet unless they are giants. Are you telling me that in order to see every play of the game the person in those seats must stand up every single time? That's absurd.

Btw I'm not the poster of those pics and I'm a Mets fan too, but seeing your comment, I had to chime in.

Ross said...

All of you arguing Mets fans would have a lot more credibility if you signed up for usernames, or at least entered in a username each time instead of posting as anonymous.

The only Yankee fan here is me. The rest of the comments are from Mets fans (as far as I can tell).

Anonymous said...

I am a little puzzled as to why they placed the second scoreboard at Citi in such a peculiar position. It is too far back that it actually goes [behind] the main scoreboard if you look at it from the left OF seats. Half of the second scoreboard actually gets blocked out of view by the main scoreboard.

Stadiumpage has a good example of what I'm talking about if you look at the Citi Field renderings/sketches section. But that site seems to be down a lot lately.

Here are some other pics to show what I mean:
http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2113033700065625104hvyfxt
The entire left section of the second scoreboard is blocked out of view.

http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2459033890065625104TENUnl
Even worse if you are sitting closer to center OF.

They could've just switched the [second] scoreboard and the Pepsi-Cola sign and it would've been much more visible for everyone in that OF section to see all of it.


-R.

Anonymous said...

To Ross:
The heck does it matter if we have a username or not? Our opinions and views are still the same nonetheless. And it happens to be much more convenient to just post anonymously rather than going through the signup process.

Credibility... lol.

Ross said...

Credibility as it pertains to other Mets fans... Not me...

Anonymous said...

Why not wait until sitting at these seats, before bitching and complaining?

There have been many times where I've clicked "View Seats" from a team's website and the photo of the view and the actual view was totally different. Some for the better, some of the worse.

Since the new ballpark isn't opening for a couple months, wait until you sit there before bitching.

Dave said...

I believe the forward shot Chris is referring to is this one:
http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2583731660065625104LYgHsg

Wish I'd known. I have a 15 pack in those seats. Someone come say hi to me at the game and let me know what I'm missing?

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