So we all know they’re moving the fences in out at CityField. But what’s happening to the new square footage on the other side?
Seems to me it’s a great opportunity to put in some new seats and create some super cool new up close and personal fan experiences.
We’ve never really had OF walls with fans right up against them. Shea had those bleachers but the first row was set back from the wall but I’m talking about Wrigley Field, put your beer on the wall sort of seats.
Yankee Stadium does it and with fans that close to the opposing played strange things can happen - cough cough Jeffery Maier.
Seats on the wall would be great out there and would actually improve on what’s already a pretty damn good stadium.
One would think a big time franchise that just squeezed itself into a 45K stadium would leap at the opportunity to add what would be at least a couple hundred seats.
But unless I’ve missed something, I don’t think the Mets are adding seats. I’m guessing they don’t want to or simply can’t spend the money to add seats. Plus I guess if you’re not selling out why add more seats to go unsold.
You have to believe eventually they’ll fill those areas in with seating but maybe not till the next ownership group comes in.