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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.
    Thank you.... Do you know if they took the same concession people from Shea over to Citi?? Shea had this one guy who had thick rim glasses and a jet black hair toupee that basically looked like a football helmet... it was so bad. The only thing he needed was a chin strap for the thing. Anyone else remember him???

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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!!
      Yeah, what she said!

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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?
        The view is probably the same (similar and opposite)

        You may want to consider 504 because:
        1. You'll have a better view of the Out-of-town scoreboard.

        You may want to consider 524 because:
        1. The sun will not be setting in your eyes. (The sun is behind you).
        20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.

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        • Originally posted by RkFast View Post
          Im sorry...but some of the critiques have gone into the ridiculous now.
          yes but you have no idea how bad it can get here with the smallest of comments being argued about for days...lets just keep out as much negativity as we can deal?
          LETS GO METS, JETS, AND KNICKS!!!!
          we're METS FANS, what ever happened to YA GOTTA BELIEVE!

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          • Originally posted by MetsFanSince66 View Post
            Thank you.... Do you know if they took the same concession people from Shea over to Citi?? Shea had this one guy who had thick rim glasses and a jet black hair toupee that basically looked like a football helmet... it was so bad. The only thing he needed was a chin strap for the thing. Anyone else remember him???
            wait a minute did you mean MY FATHER??? lmao only kidding someone needed to lighten the mood in here lol
            LETS GO METS, JETS, AND KNICKS!!!!
            we're METS FANS, what ever happened to YA GOTTA BELIEVE!

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            • Originally posted by Bpt'sbiggestmetsfan1116 View Post
              wait a minute did you mean MY FATHER??? lmao only kidding someone needed to lighten the mood in here lol

              BPT..... you had me going for a second. LOL

              And, I know....I shouldn't be so hard on the guy. Because he is someones Dad/Son/Brother.... it's just his style of his toupee was horrrrrrible.

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              • Originally posted by MetsFanSince66 View Post
                BPT..... you had me going for a second. LOL

                And, I know....I shouldn't be so hard on the guy. Because he is someones Dad/Son/Brother.... it's just his style of his toupee was horrrrrrible.
                lol just pulling your chain lol someone needed to lighten the mood lol now that the stadium is complete there isnt going to be much to talk about here so we should be expecting more of this
                LETS GO METS, JETS, AND KNICKS!!!!
                we're METS FANS, what ever happened to YA GOTTA BELIEVE!

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                • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                  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
                  How much of the action in rightfield do you lose, if any, when the ball is hit there?

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                  • Originally posted by MetsFanSince66 View Post
                    Thank you.... Do you know if they took the same concession people from Shea over to Citi?? Shea had this one guy who had thick rim glasses and a jet black hair toupee that basically looked like a football helmet... it was so bad. The only thing he needed was a chin strap for the thing. Anyone else remember him???

                    I sat in field level on Saturday and saw a loooong time Shea beer vendor. A dark haired man with slightly bulging eyes. His call is "Beer...who wants a beer." Very intense guy...kept telling me to watch myself as I walked by his beer tray.

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                    • Originally posted by MetsFanSince66 View Post
                      Thank you.... Do you know if they took the same concession people from Shea over to Citi?? Shea had this one guy who had thick rim glasses and a jet black hair toupee that basically looked like a football helmet... it was so bad. The only thing he needed was a chin strap for the thing. Anyone else remember him???
                      This was actually discussed in the Citi Field Construction thread a couple of weeks ago.

                      I absolutely do remember that guy. He used to say "cold can of beer here." He's been at Shea for at least 10 years. When I had a Tue/Fri partial plan in the Mezzanine he used to patrol the area.

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                      • From 2007:

                        http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/..._new_home.html

                        Inspired by the design of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, Citi Field is being built to have the most intimate atmosphere in the game - not to mention attractions like an interactive Mets museum.

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                        • Originally posted by keyman View Post
                          I had tix for Sunday 4/19. Section 103 Row 4 , Seats 1 & 2.
                          Turns out row 4 is front row here, but somebody didn't check the alignment of the seats with the foul pole
                          In these seats you cannot see home plate, or if you lean to the left you can't see the mound.
                          No biggie, I went to the ticket office right before 1st Inning started and they exchanged them for us - Moved us over to 101 a coupla rows back.
                          I just thought some people might want to avoid seats 1 & 2 in section 103. It may not be as bad a few rows back.
                          Originally posted by keyman View Post
                          Oh , and before anybody starts with the "you should have known they'd be obstructed" here is the picture from mets.com seat viewer...
                          Sorry, my bad. I was out sick the day they took pictures for the 3-D seat viewer.

                          (OK, I promise that is my last lame foul pole joke)

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                          • This dude?

                            Originally posted by MetsFanSince66 View Post
                            Thank you.... Do you know if they took the same concession people from Shea over to Citi?? Shea had this one guy who had thick rim glasses and a jet black hair toupee that basically looked like a football helmet... it was so bad. The only thing he needed was a chin strap for the thing. Anyone else remember him???
                            This dude?

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                            • Originally posted by VekterNYM View Post
                              Checkered Mets History First.

                              It is an embarrassing situation to say the least, I just hope they don't rush things to appease the people who just want to see blue and orange streamers hanging from the concourse streamers.

                              About Ebbets, everyone knows that it was the name of the ballpark in Brooklyn, why can't it be a tribute to Charles Ebbets who was a designer and architect who designed buildings here in NYC, who lived and died in NYC, and who is buried in Brooklyn. I'm pretty sure the left-coast Dodgers don't have a mention of this gentleman.

                              Makes you think if the Excelsior Level is named after the Brooklyn Excelsiors baseball team that pre-dated the Dodgers in Brooklyn.
                              Honoring the Ebbets the man, the Field, the whatever should come
                              AFTER we salute the METS and those that made them the team we love.
                              Until then, I could really care less about anything non-Mets.
                              The exception being Jackie Robinson.
                              Having a gripe about him being a Dodger is a akin to saying you don't like Lincoln because he lived in Washington DC.
                              Two transformative figures for their times
                              (yeah, I know one was a President and one was a ballplayer, point is
                              they both changed this country's history - if you want to argue the point start another thread).

                              BTW I am NOT among the fans that feel that CF needs a dip
                              in a city block-size vat of blue and orange.
                              The current look and colors of the park are awesome.
                              It looks great live and on tv, very distinctive and the "cookie cutter" moaners are way off on that front.
                              No stadium really looks like CF inside (although Seattle sans-dome has kinda mirror-image elements of it).

                              Only complaint I have about the aesthetics within the seating bowl
                              is that I wish they had put up a neon Mets logo somewhere
                              (over the bridge perhaps).
                              Not because I got lost, walked into the park and was wondering where I was
                              (man, some of the arguments posted are just out there),
                              but because it just seems to need it. A pure gut thing.

                              Back to the mantra:

                              METS HISTORY FIRST
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                              • BTW, The Brooklyn Excelsiors have nothing to do with the Dodgers & I think we can assume they were the inspiration for the Excelsior level.

                                http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET%2...s/dodgers.html

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