— Days Without Shea —

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by Kingman on June 15 at 9:32AM

CitiField_outfield2_053107The New York Times has an article today about inexpensive ways to see Shea and Yankee Stadiums.

It’s an OK piece. The reporter Ben Sisario is an admitted Yankee fan making what seems like his first visit ever to Shea. He sat in the upper deck (about where Ross Jones and I spent most of the early 80’s) but felt compelled to flee early on because of the rowdy fans.

Sisario then moved to the top of the stadium, “where my only company was the salty old guys scoring the game; they didn’t say a word.” That has to be Fuzzy and his crew.

Sisario paid $9 to sit in Section 2, row M of the upper deck for a “Bronze level” game. If memory serves, we used to pay $2 to sit up there. They raised it to $5 by 1984. $9 is still a good bargain to see a division rival.

 



[June 19, 2007 7:00 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Rohn said

From 1977 to 1983 when it was $1.50 and $2.00 to "sit up there", you rarely got to sit up there if weekday or weeknight games. Attendence was so bad, General Admission was often herded into the Mezz reserved seats just past 1st and 3rd base. I sat there many nights for 2 bucks, for what now costs 40 per. With only 5 or 6 thousand in the park, they would not even let you sit in the Mezz outfield seats.

[June 20, 2007 3:22 PM]  |  link  |  reply
kingman said

True. In those days, you could walk anywhere in the park without hassle. I'm not sure if that was because the security folks didn't care or because the Mets didn't even bother hiring security.


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