Shade in upper deck!
Hi! First time posting here. I have a Saturday plan and am thinking of switching it to Sundays because most of the Saturday games are at night which doesn't work out so well for my 8 year old. We are in the Promenade Infield. I've typically been under the overhang on the first base side. I like the overhang to avoid the sun and rain. (I really miss my mezzanine seats behind homeplate!) We were in the next to last row last year and froze because of the open link fence behind us. Moved our seats to row 9 from 16 last week when I renewed since I knew the games were at night on Saturday. Am now having second thoughts because of my little one. When I called yesterday, I was told the 3rd base line is shady. Is that the case for a 1:10 game? I can get a row 9 in section 520. There are a few row 12s which is where the overhang begins but being in the first row under the overhang does not protect you from the sun and rain. I was in row 13 two years ago and we got some sun. I'm thinking 12 is worse. Still prefer the Saturday plan but having all nights games ruins it for me. Also, figured out that the Sunday plan this year gets the Phillies 3 times and the Braves twice. Saturday only gets the Phillies once and Braves twice. I'm still annoyed about having the weekday games which I never attend. I've called and wrote a certified letter to David Howard and never heard anything. Creating that weekend plan really ruined the Saturday and Sunday plan. Really liked the 13 Saturday home games.... Oh well, my choice and I still renewed! Sorry for the long ramble.. So, is the 3rd base side really shady for a day game in section 520? Would love to move down to row 9 from 16 but not at the expense of roasting my child!
On Opening Day 2010 (April 5), by the time the game ended - 4.21pm, according to the scoreboard clock - the shadow of the roof had reached as far as third base, and the shadow of the light towers was past the midpoint between second and third bases. (I think, but I'm not sure, that if you click here you'll be able to see this for yourself.)
Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013
Thanks for the reply. Does look very shady on that side. Was it very sunny at the beginning of the game? I sat in the first row in the upper deck behind home plate at Shea when I first got my plan. It was sooooo hot! I had to move one day to the mezzanine when I was pregnant and couldn't believe the temperature difference under the overhang in the mezzanine. We've tried to be in the shade ever since! We still feel like we are very far away in the last couple of rows of the stadium so really want to move to row 9 if I can figure out that the sun wouldn't be a factor..... Surprised the Mets can't tell me more precisely.