— Days Without Shea —

Last Wednesday – when we were days away from clinching and the world was a beautiful place to live – I took a walk around Citi Field and snapped some closeups.

Here is the (I believe) South wall along the first base side, next to the Rotunda.

CitiField_Northwall_091207

As you can see, they are putting up the brick siding and seem to have the first level complete. here’s a closup:

CitiField_CloseupNorthwall_091207

And another:

Citi_northwall2_091207

I think it would look better with some blue and orange corrugated sheet metal fragments attached to the side, but that’s just me.

Here is the right field corner. I understand those brown and blue structures are the least expensive luxury boxes you can buy at Citi Field:

Citipotty_rightfield_091207

Finally here is a poignant portrait of the great, doomed Shea, as seen through the framework of its sleek successor:

SheathroughCiti_091207

For video of Citi Field, see:

Citi Field Rotunda, September 12, 2007

Citi Field From Shea's Loge13, Sept. 12, 2007

Shea Stadium, From Loge 13's Point Of View



[September 19, 2007 7:10 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Bobster said

I think some of the Mets will be hiding inside those port-a-potties if they blow the pennant!

[September 20, 2007 9:20 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

The hurry in completing that side is the Mets front office, baseball operations, sales and marketing are planning on moving in before the start of next season.

[September 20, 2007 10:36 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Kingman said

Good. More room for us in Shea next season.


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