If you are on the fence about buying a ticket plan, then let me say do it, and do it soon. The Mets are offering seat tours to help you decide where to purchase, although I believe you must make a $50 deposit on a plan. All information is available at 708-507-TIXX. And by the way? The fun starts right at the ticket sales offices, whose windows look down onto Shea’s former, beloved Home Run Apple (the original!), pictured here.
I personally preferred the 3rd base side, which offers a better view of the scoreboard and Diamondvision, and also the right field porch–a new feature you may have heard about. If you can score a porch seat in foul territory, you may just be catching balls right and left. You feel like you’re right there, a part of the action.
My favorite area was the Excelsior level, Caesar Club section. Even just the regular Caesar Club seats (shown right), without the bronze, silver, gold, or platinum designation, are well worth getting–and they include access to the Caesar Club itself, which looks like it will be a fine dining establishment when it’s done, and also the smaller, separate bar. Unfortunately, the Club doesn’t look out onto the field, but there will be TVs everywhere, and it’d still be one helluva place to wait out a rain delay.
Promenade boxes, which you might describe as the lower upper deck, also offer just a gorgeous view and include club access, but even the upper tank–or Promenade–would be a decent investment (though without a club restaurant). The lower rows of the Promenade have a view comparable to Shea’s mezzanine. I only saw up to the 3rd row, though, because that’s where Rob’s seats are…which will likely also be my seats for at least some of the season.
Here’s your new ballpark, folks. It’s going to be amazin’. And I know I’m not the only one holding my breath with hope that it sees a championship very, very soon.
(Oh, and guess who I saw coming out of the building right as I was going in? SNY’s own construction correspondent, Danny Sessa. He’s a sweetheart, and we briefly discussed how Kevin Burkhardt is one of the nicest guys on the planet. Danny says he and Kevin are due for one more Citi Field segment, so stay tuned! That’s Danny in the first picture there. You’ll also see Metsie, in his extraordinary Promenade seats right behind home plate.)