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  • Originally posted by metsforever7515 View Post
    Oh yeah I forgot to mention. A vendor hit me in the side of the head with a bag of peanuts on saturday.
    HA, I think I was sitting right by you. Sec. 524, row 15 or so?

    It could be a coincidence, I'm sure a lot of people get hit with peanuts. Those peanut vendors are crazy.

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    • Originally posted by Confused View Post
      shake shaq is good, but not worth the waiting on line imho.

      have to try blue smoke next, but should i take the ribs to my seat?
      You really are confused.

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      • Originally posted by Ferragamo View Post
        Do you guys know if Citifield will definitely host an All Star Game? I know it was rumored for 2012 or maybe 2013, but I don't remember seeing anything official.
        Its not official but it looks like 2013. It would be 2013 at the earliest, they just announced Arizona for 2011 and they are back to alternating AL/NL every year.

        2009 Busch
        2010 Angels
        2011 Chase
        2012 Fenway? (Boston has requested for Fenway's 100th Anniversary)
        2013 Citi Field? (they should give it to the Mets just to end the trend of teams with red colors having the ASG)
        Last edited by CoreyNYC; 04-21-2009, 09:19 AM.

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        • Originally posted by CoreyNYC View Post
          OK, once again I see I need to explain how the concession stands work.

          Aramark runs the stands, they hire the employees, they pay the Mets annually for the right to run the stands & stores and give the Mets a cut of all sales. This goes for all locations in the ballpark.

          Now when you have a New Era or Nike specific store, chances are that the company is paying marketing money to the Mets & Aramark for the right to brand a store. The relationship between Aramark, the Mets, and the mfr ends there.

          As far as merch sales go, Aramark buys the merch from the mfr. Aramark sells the merch, pays its employyess, pays the Mets, and pockets the rest.

          The licensing money from ALL MLB merch sold ANYWHERE is equally divinded up between all 30 teams. The Marlins benefit from the sales of Yankees crap as much as they do from the sales of their own crap.

          Excuse my stupidity here....but is Aramark like the old " Harry M Stevens" concession king???

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          • Originally posted by Ferragamo View Post
            Do you guys know if Citifield will definitely host an All Star Game? I know it was rumored for 2012 or maybe 2013, but I don't remember seeing anything official.
            It's been written that the Mets are trying for 2013, but there are alot of factors to consider-
            -would MLB want to put two all-star games in the same city within 5 years
            -Other newer NL stadiums that haven't had it yet (Cincy and DC come to mind, Philly could be in line, but they also had one at the Vet right before it closed)

            This is also assuming they go back to the AL-NL-AL format they've reveretd to ever since the NL hosted two in a row. 2013, 2015, 2017 seem like logical guesses

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            • Originally posted by MetsFanSince66 View Post
              Excuse my stupidity here....but is Aramark like the old " Harry M Stevens" concession king???
              Aramark bought out HMS many years ago. They do the concessions at many stadiums, they run corporate cafeterias (my friend runs one of their cafeterias in building in Manhattan), hospital cafeterias, etc.

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              • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                I was very surprised to see that. I think by the time I finally got down there it had already been about a half hour since the final out was made. And did the people who were waiting on line, once they finally got their food, expect to be able to stay in "Taste Of The City" and eat at a leisurely pace? Maybe they were... I don't know.
                Interesting. As someone who has never hung around "after" the game, at what point will they usually ask people to leave?

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                • Originally posted by Confused View Post
                  shake shaq is good, but not worth the waiting on line imho.

                  have to try blue smoke next, but should i take the ribs to my seat?
                  My daughter and I brought the ribs back to our seats. They come inside a closed box so not a problem even if you have a long walk. Just make sure to grab some extra napkins from the condiment stand and don't lose the little wet nap that they give you! You'll need it. The ribs were very good.

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                  • Originally posted by BobbyBo685 View Post
                    It's been written that the Mets are trying for 2013, but there are alot of factors to consider-
                    -would MLB want to put two all-star games in the same city within 5 years
                    -Other newer NL stadiums that haven't had it yet (Cincy and DC come to mind, Philly could be in line, but they also had one at the Vet right before it closed)

                    This is also assuming they go back to the AL-NL-AL format they've reveretd to ever since the NL hosted two in a row. 2013, 2015, 2017 seem like logical guesses
                    But the Mets haven't had one since 1964 and there is nothing more high profile for the sport than having it again in NYC. Considering all this, I am sure that NYC would get priority over Cincy and maybe even DC.

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                    • Section 524 vs. 504

                      Sections 524 (leftfield) and 504 (rightfield) are the first ones in the "cheaper" Promenade level. Was wondering if anyone had opinions on which offered a better view of the entire field?

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                      • Originally posted by CoreyNYC View Post
                        Aramark bought out HMS many years ago. They do the concessions at many stadiums, they run corporate cafeterias (my friend runs one of their cafeterias in building in Manhattan), hospital cafeterias, etc.
                        Aramark handles the cafeterias at a bunch of colleges as well.

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                        • I also forgot about San Diego having a new park that hasn't gotten a recent all-star game, and I'm not sure if Dodger Stadium has any sort of milestone anniversary coming up that would bring the all-star game there. Perhaps the 60th anniversary of the 1955 title, in 2015. (aaaaaaaaand bring on the comments about having it at 'Dodger Stadium east'

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                          • Originally posted by dkny330 View Post
                            Sections 524 (leftfield) and 504 (rightfield) are the first ones in the "cheaper" Promenade level. Was wondering if anyone had opinions on which offered a better view of the entire field?
                            I can only speak for my 504 seats, which are great. You feel on top of the field. 524 is different in that you're surrounded by many sections on both sides (wrap around to left field) whereas in 504 the stadium ends 3 sections away. But in terms of field position they should be about the same

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                            • Originally posted by Dishy24 View Post
                              Hey New Guy-- no need to be so fresh!!! Everyone here is entitled to their opinion-- even if it isn't the same as yours! For the most part, everyone here gets along quite well-- it is comments like yours that start all the controversy!!
                              Im sorry...but some of the critiques have gone into the ridiculous now.

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                              • I'm in 525. I prefer 3rd base side just so I have a clear view of anything being played in the nook over in rightfield. I lose the left field wall right at the foul pole so it's great compromise for me personally.

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