My first visit to City Field was very fun. My girlfriend and I decided to take the bus there and back on the same day and that worked out great. We got to New York with enough time to grab some food and head to the park and it was pretty easy to get to the stadium by train.
Johan Santana was pitching for the Mets so I was really looking forward to this game. I had been to Shea Stadium before but this was my first time seeing the new stadium. I really like it, it reminded of Camden Yards with the retro look. We walked in through the Jackie Robinson Rotunda and the Mets Hall of Fame was right at the entrance. They had all the old jerseys from past great players and their two championship trophies there.
We were sitting in the promenade area by right field and had great view of the whole field. The fans were really into the game so that is always a plus. I was a little disappointed that they didn’t sell drinks in souvenir cups as I am collecting those during my trip.
Santana pitched into the eighth inning but the bullpen blew the lead and the game went to extra innings. Henry Blanco hit a walk off homer in the bottom of the 11th to win the game.
My next stadium will be in Toronto at the end of the month, followed by Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Tampa and Philly. My girlfriend and I are planning the Toronto trip during Memorial Day weekend and I am really looking forward because I have never been to Canada. So please send any tips for Canada my way!