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  • Originally posted by tomzpc View Post
    Hah! I agree! The main selling point for the PC, aside from shelter from rain, is the Brooklyn Lager on tap!
    It Kills me that there is no good beer on the promenade level (drafts). I know there is Stella, but it isn't much better than bud light IMO. Instead of complaining about ads for discount furniture - THIS is where we should focus our energy. I wonder if you ask the people at the door to let you in JUST to buy food or a beer if they would let you in.

    Either that, or I will just give Gavin my id to take care of it
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    • Originally posted by Shea1012 View Post
      It Kills me that there is no good beer on the promenade level (drafts). I know there is Stella, but it isn't much better than bud light IMO. Instead of complaining about ads for discount furniture - THIS is where we should focus our energy. I wonder if you ask the people at the door to let you in JUST to buy food or a beer if they would let you in.

      Either that, or I will just give Gavin my id to take care of it
      That will work...lol

      Anytime I am there you guys can use one of my Prom Club tickets to get in! I can actually give whoever wants a used ticket to flash any time you'd like... they don't check the date... they just look at the "admit one to the Promenade Club" line printed on it!

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      • Originally posted by Dishy24 View Post
        That will work...lol

        Anytime I am there you guys can use one of my Prom Club tickets to get in! I can actually give whoever wants a used ticket to flash any time you'd like... they don't check the date... they just look at the "admit one to the Promenade Club" line printed on it!
        Hey, but that would be morally wrong right?!?! I bet people do it, which is why I wouldn't be surprised if ushers start looking at the section and date. Wouldn't you hate to be the person to get caught with showing them a ticket from a few days prior?

        Then a policeman will come and arrest you for petit larceny and theft of services.
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        • Originally posted by useref15 View Post
          Hey, but that would be morally wrong right?!?! I bet people do it, which is why I wouldn't be surprised if ushers start looking at the section and date. Wouldn't you hate to be the person to get caught with showing them a ticket from a few days prior?

          Then a policeman will come and arrest you for petit larceny and theft of services.
          OK, then stick to plan "A" and let the 9 year old buy the beer for you! lol

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          • Anyone know the deal with the restaurant/lounges? Same as Met games or can anyone get in?
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            • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
              Anyone know the deal with the restaurant/lounges? Same as Met games or can anyone get in?
              I called the Acela Restaurant about two weeks ago and they said they were going to be closed during the McCartney concerts. Not sure about the Excelsior, Promenade, Ebbets and Delta Sky360 clubs though
              Last edited by JP1968; 07-14-2009, 05:30 PM.

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              • Originally posted by Greg B. View Post
                At first I thought this was a site in Ireland but it appears to be based in the USA, so the error is not so easily forgiven.

                McCartney played here on Saturday night and the venue was the Halifax Common, basically a big open field in the center of the city. There were some temporary bleachers but the majority of folks (estimates are between 50 - 60K in attendance) were standing. I imagine Citi Field would be a far better place to see him.

                He did a killer show here, playing for 2 1/2 hours without a break, and doing over 30 songs. People are saying it was the best show ever held here. There are lots of videos of it on YouTube if anyone is on the fence about going. If he was doing a second date here, I definitely would go, even though I'm not a huge McCartney fan.
                Greg B - was there an opening act in Halifax? If so, what time did they go on stage and what time did McCartney start? I'm trying to get a sense on when he will hit the stage at the Citi Field shows. I don't plan on being there for 6:30, but also don't want to be late. Thanks.
                Last edited by JP1968; 07-14-2009, 06:07 PM.

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                • Originally posted by JP1968 View Post
                  I called the Acela Restaurant about two weeks ago and they said they were going to be closed during the McCartney concerts. Not sure about the Excelsior, Promenade, Ebbets and Delta Sky360 clubs though
                  I REALLY hope the Caesars Club is going to be open -- Saturday night will be my first time on the club level.

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                  • section 100 to 106 is horrible if you wanna see any scoreboard
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                    • Anyone hear Andrew Marchand's report on Citi today on 1050? He said that an "exec" close to Fred Wilpon told him that Fred felt "hurt" by the fan's reaction to lack of Mets stuff and the over-attention to the B.Dodgers at Citi.

                      You really have to live in a bubble if you didn't think people would be upset at the lack of Mets stuff in the interior of the stadium. A smarter man would have realized that maybe, just maybe, fans aren't too fond of the tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers and not the actual team they root for.


                      Also, did anyone see that report today that they lost $700m in the Madoff scam? If that didn't get them to sell, nothing will.

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                      • Originally posted by Ralf View Post
                        Anyone hear Andrew Marchand's report on Citi today on 1050? He said that an "exec" close to Fred Wilpon told him that Fred felt "hurt" by the fan's reaction to lack of Mets stuff and the over-attention to the B.Dodgers at Citi.

                        You really have to live in a bubble if you didn't think people would be upset at the lack of Mets stuff in the interior of the stadium. A smarter man would have realized that maybe, just maybe, fans aren't too fond of the tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers and not the actual team they root for.


                        Also, did anyone see that report today that they lost $700m in the Madoff scam? If that didn't get them to sell, nothing will.
                        I'd like to think it was more he failed to realize that despite all the national attention that is given to Jackie Robinson, that here in this area it's not Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, but still, Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodger. Which is also despite the fact that it had been over 50 years now since the Dodgers, let alone Jackie, played in the area.

                        Plus, I do think there was always this media created connection between the Mets and Dodgers, (Hodges, they both share "lovable looser tags more than the Yankees or Giants ever did, etc. Despite Joan Payson, Polo Grounds and Willie Mays, it really did seem that the Mets "fit" the Dodger "hole" than they fit the "Giant" hole according to the media it seemed) even before the Wilpons became owners, that Fred probably bought into a bit too much.

                        So its more of a failure to read what was really going on within the fanbase of his team in terms of their attitude towards nostalgia for certain franchises.

                        Though it really did start to snowball on him once the designs started to come out. Even though only the Rotunda is the only Ebbets-esque feature (and even there it looks nothing like the old one. Now the dome proposal, THAT was outright Ebbets for the 21st Century), it is too reminiscent of Ebbets that clearly people were pre-determined to say that it was just a valentine to the Dodgers.
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                        • I was there for game against Reds and its a very good ballpark. Shea is absolute garbage, and this place reminded me why.

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                          • hey guys is there anywhere i can go to purchase a phillies cheesesteak at citifield?

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                            • Originally posted by Ralf View Post
                              You really have to live in a bubble if you didn't think people would be upset at the lack of Mets stuff in the interior of the stadium. A smarter man would have realized that maybe, just maybe, fans aren't too fond of the tribute to the Brooklyn Dodgers and not the actual team they root for.
                              He was hurt that people thought there was a lack of Mets stuff. That's why things haven't really changed much, the old man just doesn't get it
                              Last edited by GordonGecko; 07-14-2009, 08:05 PM.

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                              • Originally posted by Rob R View Post
                                Also, I think I said it here before, but Citi's Shake Shack burger is better than the one at Washington Sq in Manhattan. I wasn't impressed with it there, but enjoyed Citi's version.
                                It's Madison Square Park (23rd/Madison), but I agree. The burgers at Citi are better. The desserts at the 2 Manhattan locations (concretes, floats, sundaes, etc) are the reason to go, imho. The custard at Citi is great, but it's only vanilla and no mix-ins.

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