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    So I was lucky enough to get tickets for the bleachers out at Shea last night & sat out there for awhile (it was for a game I already had in my ticket plan, so I paid an extra $10 to say I sat out there).

    The Mets generally only sell those seats to groups but I guess with the Nationals in town they figured they could make a little money by offering $10 seats in the bleachers to their e-mail subscribers.

    I'll upload my photos later tonight.

    The view is very good from that section - its small enough & right on the fence so that you can get a good view of all the action (like all outfield seating, seeing pitch location is somewhat problematic from 375 feet away).

    Since it was an e-mail only offer, the crowd definitely in the section were die-hard Met fans, some bringing their kids along for the night, so it was definitely family-friendly (a 20 minute wait for beers probably kept the booze consumption down as well).

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    Originally posted by schnu View Post
    So I was lucky enough to get tickets for the bleachers out at Shea last night & sat out there for awhile (it was for a game I already had in my ticket plan, so I paid an extra $10 to say I sat out there).

    The Mets generally only sell those seats to groups but I guess with the Nationals in town they figured they could make a little money by offering $10 seats in the bleachers to their e-mail subscribers.

    I'll upload my photos later tonight.

    The view is very good from that section - its small enough & right on the fence so that you can get a good view of all the action (like all outfield seating, seeing pitch location is somewhat problematic from 375 feet away).

    Since it was an e-mail only offer, the crowd definitely in the section were die-hard Met fans, some bringing their kids along for the night, so it was definitely family-friendly (a 20 minute wait for beers probably kept the booze consumption down as well).
    So here are the photos (sorry about the blurry ones):

    into home



    towards scoreboard



    underneath bleachers



    left field corner
    Last edited by schnu; 04-17-2008, 07:33 PM.

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    • #3
      bring a pepsi bottle on weds and you can sit there for free. Done it a hundred times. I like it out there. It's a party back there every time I've sat there.

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      • #4
        I get those e-mails periodically. It's a good deal, even though you're in the outfield you're close enough that you feel like part of the action.

        My first time out there was 4/24/07, and if you click here you'll be magically transported to Flickr where you'll see 110 photos I took during the game.

        I also got something else that night - the home run ball Damion Easley hit in the bottom of the 10th to tie the game! (Endy Chavez would bunt home the winning run in the 12th.)
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        What's THAT guy doing?
        - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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        • #5
          i sat there tonight (thursday) and last night (wednesday). already had tickets for both games but i had never sat out there and its the last year for shea so why not check it out.
          the atmosphere was great like you said. everyone was having fun, felt like summer camp or something. i don't think i want to sit anywhere else after sitting there.
          the back of my head is in 2 of your pictures, looks like you were about 2 rows behind me.
          tonights and last nights games were awesome. lets go mets!

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          • #6
            I've only been to Shea once, and we sat nowhere near the bleachers, so I don't know the answer to this question. Are the bleachers and bleachers entrance completely detached from the rest of the Stadium? It kind of looks like it on TV, but I'm not 100% sure.

            Thanks.
            -Ryan

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            • #7
              There's a separate entrance between the left field ticket windows and Citi Field.

              One thing I don't know is if you can freely go from the picnic area to the rest of Shea, unlike at Yankee Stadium where you're restricted to the bleachers area.
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              What's THAT guy doing?
              - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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              • #8
                I want to sit in the bleachers at some point this year, I've never done that. I got the $10 offer also--I didn't realize the only $10 dates they were offering were these two games against the Nats. Hopefully they'll have the same offer soon.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                  There's a separate entrance between the left field ticket windows and Citi Field.

                  One thing I don't know is if you can freely go from the picnic area to the rest of Shea, unlike at Yankee Stadium where you're restricted to the bleachers area.

                  On Wednesday in the 4th inning there was no one policing the entrance between the bleachers and the stadium, so you would have been free to move into the picnic area.

                  My hunch is when they have big large groups in the picnic area out there (or a group has a catered affair), they won't allow people enter the picnic area from the stadium without a bleacher ticket.

                  But I would guess they allow people in the picnic area to go into the stadium to visit the clubhouse shop, specialty food stands, etc.

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                  • #10
                    yes theres a separate entrance to the bleachers past gate a. however you can also enter through the stadium itself. you can come and go through there from the bleachers to the stadium BUT people with tickets from any section other than the bleachers can not enter the bleachers. a huge step up from yankee stadium where you're stuck in that 1 cramped concourse all day.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nymdan View Post
                      I want to sit in the bleachers at some point this year, I've never done that. I got the $10 offer also--I didn't realize the only $10 dates they were offering were these two games against the Nats. Hopefully they'll have the same offer soon.
                      From what I remember from last year, I would occasionally get an e-mail on a weekend about a $5 or $10 offer to sit out in the bleachers the following week - usually a Tuesday or Wednesday. So, I would hope/expect the same this year.

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                      • #12
                        Hello, 1st post!

                        I plan on visiting NYC this summer and going to a game at Shea and Yankee stadium before they close forever.

                        The view from the bleachers looks cool!

                        I'm also very impressed with the new stadium for the Mets, very nice look.

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