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    Hey fellas! Great forum!

    So I'm coming to NYC on business in April and plan to see the Braves take on the M-E-T-S Mets, Mets, Mets!

    I'm looking at some seats from a ticket broker and the seat location is "Section:
    Loge Reserved 8. Row: A Plate."

    I've done some research and figured out the difference in loge reserved/loge box....but what's the "A Plate" mean? I'm assuming "Row A"....but does "Plate" have any significance in Shea Stadium vernacular? Or is that just probably just indicating the seats are a plate view, near the plate, etc.?

    Just kind of skeptical b/c the ticks are only $48 a pop.

    Thanks!

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    Welcome to the forum! I *could* (heck, probably am) be wrong, but I think you've got seats that are in the Loge level, but pretty far back. When I went to an interleague game vs. the Orioles (and to give you an idea of how far back this was, Cal Ripken was playing third and Armando Benitez appeared for the ORIOLES), I sat way far back in the Loge. Adjusting for inflation, the tickets were roughly the same price as you got them for. For example, when I buy my typical seats (Mezzanine Box), I also pay about $50 (then again, I actually buy tickets from the team). Hope this helps somewhat...
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    • #3
      The buddy I'm going with explained that Loge Box are seats in the front of the Loge section and Loge Reserved are in the back half. Does this sound correct? He said they would be good seats but for people walking back and forth on the main aisle. Is he giving me good info?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 31,173 View Post
        The buddy I'm going with explained that Loge Box are seats in the front of the Loge section and Loge Reserved are in the back half. Does this sound correct? He said they would be good seats but for people walking back and forth on the main aisle. Is he giving me good info?
        Yeah, he's right. The boxes and reserved are separated by a walkway in the middle. You'll be close to the action but you'll have to deal with people passing in front of you all night which can be a pain to deal with. I think the reserved rows are elevated above the walkway in all the other levels though.

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        • #5
          "Loge Reserve 8" means section 8 on the Loge level. "A Plate" means row A, and the seats are near home plate.

          Although Section 8 is a good location, between third and home, I wouldn't recommend any Loge Reserve seating, and this photo I took will show you why.


          (Photo take September 26, 2007. © Gary Dunaier)

          In this photo, the Loge Reserve is to the left of the aisle, and the Loge Boxes are to the right. Not only do the people in Loge Reserved row A have the aisle right in front of them, but it's a pretty small aisle, so not only do you have people walking in front of you throughout the game, but if it gets crowded you might find your personal space infringed upon.

          The seats in the back of the Loge Reserved have the overhang from the upper levels - in fact, the last two or three levels are sold as limited view seats because all you can see is the field itself, you can't see the scoreboard or Diamond Vision. And the overhang is pretty close, so if you're very tall or if your claustrophobic, you won't feel comfortable in the back.

          The first row of reserved seats is elevated above the aisle in the Mezzanine and Upper Reserved sections - moreso in the UR than in the Mezz.

          My opinion - stay away from Loge Reserved unless you can get a really good seat directly behind the plate.
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          • #6
            Hey guys thanks for the info!

            Gary....I had actually come across that very picture in a Google image search for Shea seating. That's how I found this forum! I see what you mean about personal space and whatnot. My buddy mentioned this, saying that it could be an issue if people were lollygagging in the aisle going to their seats. There are some loge boxes available but they're out in the outfield. If I can get a Row A further out in the outfield, should I choose those over the Loge Reserved row A?

            Thanks!
            Last edited by 31,173; 02-26-2008, 04:52 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 31,173 View Post
              Hey guys thanks for the info!

              Gary....I had actually come across that very picture in a Google image search for Shea seating. That's how I found this forum!

              Was it the thread were we ended up talking about fight?

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              • #8
                The only time i've been to Shea I sat it Loge Reserved and it was terrible. I sat way in the back and with the upper deck covering you, it was impossible to see the ball when it was hit in the air.

                That whole trip was bad. I rode the tube all the way to Queens just to sit there for 2 1/2 hours until they called the game due to rain. There was a doubleheader scheduled for the next game, but it was raining again and started over 2 hours late again. By the time the first game was finished my girlfriend didn't want to be there anymore and we had to leave.

                It is a pretty big trill to watch Jose Reyes in person though.
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                The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NJMetfan4life View Post
                  Was it the thread were we ended up talking about fight?
                  This thread.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 31,173 View Post
                    That's the one. What ever happened to sky king?

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                    • #11
                      I think any box is better than any reserved, if possible. Never any traffic in front of you (except 200's field boxes). And don't forget the sky shrinks on you with the loge/mezz reserve back rows!

                      Check out SeatData.com, it'll show you the view from any section in Shea - and in any park.

                      Hope you checked StubHub before any old ticket broker!

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                      • #12
                        Yeah alp.....Stubhub is where I found these.

                        I may wait and see if the presale nets me better results.

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                        • #13
                          Decided against Loge Reserved A and picked some further down the line...Loge Box A.

                          Hope it works out.

                          Thanks for all your help guys!

                          PS...I will have my "C. Jones 10" jersey on. Bring on the "Larrrr...yyyy......Larrr...yyyy" chants!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 31,173 View Post
                            Decided against Loge Reserved A and picked some further down the line...Loge Box A.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 31,173 View Post
                              ...So I'm coming to NYC on business in April and plan to see the Braves take on the M-E-T-S Mets, Mets, Mets!

                              I'm looking at some seats from a ticket broker...
                              Don't bother with a broker. The thing about the Mets is that there's no secondary market for tickets unless it's the Yankees playing. On any given game day, you can find tickets on Craigslist at worst for face value, and usually on weeknights for 50-75% below face. This includes the best seats in the Stadium. Don't forget to get on the EXPRESS 7 train (they'll announce it, the signs on the train are almost always wrong), or you'll have motion sickness by the time you get to flushing...

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