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by Kingman on August 13 at 3:32PM
Shea Stadium seats for sale

[August 13, 2008 4:57 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

I'll take two in blue please, #7 & 8.

btw - the picture is off, the metal frame is beige from the original color of the loge seats.

Anyone remember the color scheme of the seats in each level when Shea opened?

[August 13, 2008 8:24 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Doug said

Original Colors?

From the Field on up...


with the box seats (or in case of the field level, the seats lower) being a darker shade than the reserved seats in the same level... i.e. - Mezz Box seats were a darker blue than the Mezz Reserved Seats...


p.s. -- Still think about the splurge, myself...

[August 13, 2008 8:43 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Doug said

The email I received from the club regarding the two staged pre-sale indicated that the armrests would be stripped and repainted to make safe for indoor use...

Also note that your neighbor won't be able to get HIS (or HER) 2 seats, as one seat will be sacrificed to make up a pair. (Note the support for a seat without a piece of plastic attached -- looks like a slot machine handle) And the Mets will provide a foundation for the 'bolt from the back' loge, mezz, and upper seats... sweet!

So, in a given row... (1,2),(4,5), (7,8), (10,11), (13,14), (16,17), (19,20)...

Mr. Hunt, you could be a winner....

[August 13, 2008 10:16 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Kingman said

Doug, you got it down! Thanks for the update. So I couldn't get 9, 10 no matter what...

[August 13, 2008 10:36 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Doug replied to Kingman


Seats 9 and 10 may become a matched pair... It all depends on which end of the aisle they start from.. and which row they take it from, as the number of seats in reserved seating increase as the row increases....

Now my memory may be failing me, but let us make some assumptions first.

1. I think that seats numbers at Shea increase as one gets further away from home plate... Meaning numbers increase right to left on the first base side, and left to right on the 3rd base side.

Assuming number 1 is true...

2. If the team that pulls the seats always works from left to right (or right to left), then yes indeed, 9 and 10 could be a possibility.

We just won't know until they do it.....

Of course, had you upgraded to a full season, you would be able to buy YOUR seats. I wonder how that work work for your neighbor? Would they simply use a 'spare' holder?

Hell, since they have to strip and paint each armrest / support, they will be breaking up the seats anyway. I guarantee that Shea will be a madhouse after the last out is made, and they will want to get all that stuff out of there as soon as possible so they can pave the parking lot... Meaning that there will be a pile of parts for them to assemble 'seat pairs'.

In addition, what the hell are the Mets and the City gonna do with a bunch of seats whose number is 3? 6? 9? Look at all that wasted revenue.

It makes no financial sense for them to discard all those odd seats.

Upon further review, after selling off the Full-Season "I want MY Seats" seats, they will make sequential pairs for the rest of us to buy.

You may still get your seats...

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