Goodbye Shea...Hello Citi Field

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The Mets had an auspicious win last night at the first exhibition game in their new stadium, beating the Red Sox 4-3.

Mets fans reveled in Citi Field's open space and surprisingly good ball park food on the promenade deck and various eateries.

Lifelong Mets fan Steve Douani washed down his pulled pork sandwich with a cold beer saying the food was a dramatic upgrade. The stadium wasn't bad either.


Jake at the Home Run Apple

Jake at the Home Run Apple


Jake Bronzy, 8, spent some time at the Mr. Mets Kiddie Field (a wiffle ball park for kids), slurped down a vanilla ice cream in a small baseball helmet bowl and went to pay tribute to the old Home Run Apple. Citi Field has a new larger apple, and through an online petition, fans voted to bring the old one over as well. Bronzy isn't sure why he likes it, he just does.

An easy walk off the 7 line
An easy walk off the 7 line
Welcome one and all
Welcome one and all
Step in Jackie Robinson size foot prints
Step in Jackie Robinson size foot prints
The Jackie Robinson Rotunda modeled on the one at Ebbets Field
The Jackie Robinson Rotunda modeled on the one at Ebbets Field
Jackie Robinson mural
Jackie Robinson mural
Crisp green at this exhibition game
Crisp green at this exhibition game
Concessions on the concourse
Concessions on the concourse
Great views at Citi Field
Great views at Citi Field
Back after a rain delay
Back after a rain delay
Mr. Mets Kiddie Field wiffle ball park
Mr. Mets Kiddie Field wiffle ball park
First day souvenir sale
First day souvenir sale
Many sales on the first day
Many sales on the first day
Hats were a hit
Hats were a hit
New purchase
New purchase
Another new purchase
Another new purchase
67 minute rain delay in the 6th inning
67 minute rain delay in the 6th inning
Bringing out the old tarp
Bringing out the old tarp
Bricks bought to commemorate the new stadium
Bricks bought to commemorate the new stadium
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