— Days Without Shea —

All the signs are there.

We were at the Mets/Marlins game August 10th, 2008 and climbed all the way to the top of Shea Stadium's  Upper Deck Section 48,  just across from the embryonic Citi Field.

The new scoreboard with its version of DiamondVision and with the Cifi Field logo are visible. You can also make out the NL and AL out-of-town scoreboard and the outfield seats.

Citi Field from Shea Stadium's Upper Deck_081008
One observation: from the top rows of Shea Stadium, the top rows of Citi Field don't seem much lower to the playing field. If there are 12,500 less seats, where did they all go?

[August 13, 2008 5:56 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Bobster said

My guess is that even though the Citi Field seats may be nearly as high, they aren't angled away from the field as sharply as at Shea. That means fewer rows and thus fewer seats. Having sat in upper-deck seats in the new ballparks in San Francisco and Arlington, I felt that I was up pretty high, but at the same time closer to the field than in Shea's upper deck.

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