— Days Without Shea —


Here are a few photos of some Shea-related artifacts at Citi Field's coming-out party, courtesy of Kingman Senior. First off, a great shot of the "field" in Citi Field, with the new Home Run Apple in lock-down position:

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Here is another view of what was once Shea Stadium:

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The NY panorama from atop Shea Stadium has made the journey to Citi Field, and resides above the Shake Shack:

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See also:

Part 1 of Citi Field Debut

Part 2 of Citi Field Debut

Citi Field Rotunda

Loge13's New Home



[April 1, 2009 3:58 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Jon said

I have to say, I really like the LET'S GO METS message atop the scoreboard, and I wonder how long until that real estate is sold.

[February 7, 2011 4:49 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Jodi said

The stadium looks pretty good (though the advertising is quite an eyesore).


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by Kingman on March 30 at 9:35PM
This may be the row where the denizens of Shea's Loge13 will be stored in 2009:

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For more on-the-scene reporting from Kingman the Elder, check out:

Part 1 of Citi Field debut

Part 2 of Citi Field debut

Citi Field Rotunda



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by Kingman on March 30 at 9:20PM
Pater Kingman filed some great reports from Citi Field's debut Sunday. He also snapped some snazzy pics.

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The rotunda is the centerpiece of Citi Field. Here are a few shots from inside:

Citi Field rotunda from Loge13.com


This shot gives you a glimpse at the inscriptions around the circumference of the rotunda:

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As mentioned before, the Kingman patriarch and matriarch were at Citi Field today for the rainy coming out party. As seen here, the food vendors are now counting calories for you.

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The first home run in Citi Field history was hit by Georgetown's Sean Lamont. Here is Sean rounding the bases, captured on the jumbotron:

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And yes, Cowbell Man was at the game:

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And here are the Kingman Elders, who gave glowing reviews today to the new Mets home:

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[March 30, 2009 12:48 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Eli said

Great pictures! I am getting excited about this. I am going to the workout on Sunday, April 5th. It will be very weird getting that first look from the 7 as it pulls in. I'll be looking for the World Series Trophies.

[March 30, 2009 10:17 PM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

I don't know if I'm still on my post-Florida high, but I'm very mixed and a bit nervous for my first game (some Saturday in April for sure).

Good to see Cow Bell Man back for another season to bring a level of familiarity to the new ballpark.

[April 1, 2009 4:44 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

Very sad to see Cow-Bell Jerk around. I was really hoping he went the way of Shea!

[May 10, 2009 7:56 PM]  |  link  |  reply
WHERE IS THE METS HALL OF FAME IN CITI FIELD said

I've have been to the mets new park but still do not know where all the trophies went? And where is the mets hall of fame, does it exist in the new park?


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Pater and Mater Kingman were at Citi Field today for the historic St. John's Georgetown game - the first baseball ever played at the Mets new home.

Dad Kingman filed a report and sent the first batch of photos. The second batch is here.

Dad Kingman's assessment of Citi Field:

Phenomonal. He was very impressed by the stadium and even the staff, which was ultra courteous. He noted the abundance of  food courts (not all of which were open).  The food prices were moderate, or at least not higher than last year. Oddly, the calories of food products were listed along with prices (a $4.75 hot dog has 410 calories. Who knew?).

Dad Kingman noted that getting around in Citi Field could be difficult. Mom Kingman and he went by the new seats in Prom 427, then tried to head out to Pepsi Court, where they were sitting for the game. They learned there is only one level that goes all the way around the stadium. Pater Kingman did note that the corridors are very wide in Citi Field..

As far as watching the game, he said the sitelines are absolutely fantastic. For some reason, Georgetown was the home team today. And for the record: the first home run ever hit in Citi Field was by First home run was by a Georgetown player named Sean Lamont.

Other comments:
- The scoreboard graphics are excellent. Signs are big and bright.

- They are using colored lights for balls and strikes. They were a little bit slow getting scores up.

- Sweet Caroline is back.

- The Pepsi Party Patrol is back.

- Cowbell Man was back!!!

- The Wiffle ball field and dunking court were not open today.

- The Bridge terrace is a good deal. They take reservations for groups of 25 or more. $65/ticket, which includes $ 20 credit for food.

- The crowd was well behaved but the stadium was only about half full, perhaps because of the weather. Lots of cops and security.

And now some photos. Here is the 7-train platform, with new signage:

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But you can purge Shea Stadium that easily! Here's a sign for the old ballpark:


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Oh wait, maybe you can purge the old stadium. here's what is left of Shea:

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Here is part two of Citi Field's debut.  And thanks Dad Kingman for the excellent reporting and photos! You are a digital media star!

See also:
Part 1 of Citi Field Debut

Part 2 of Citi Field Debut

Citi Field Rotunda

Loge13's New Home





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