From new video technology to “elevated” concessions, Citi Field is ready to welcome back Mets fans


NEW YORK — Thursday, April 7, is opening working day for Major League Baseball, and the New York Mets are prepared for the season, which features a specific day honoring glory teams of the past.

CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan received a preview Thursday of what followers can expect at Citi Area, which includes new meals options.

Opening working day is almost here, and what a time it could be on this 60th anniversary.

“It is an absolute dream. I keep in mind viewing the stadium growing up on drives with my dad and mom coming to the online games,” stated Jacob Hadigeorgis, of Jacob’s Pickles.

There are brand new nearby culinary partnerships and ticket promotions.

“Starting off at just $75 a month, admirers can show up at all game titles right here at Citi Discipline,” explained Kenny Koperda, vice president of ticket product sales for the Mets.

There will be bobblehead giveaways, facial ticketing for faster entry and triple the digital cameras close to the stadium.

“From conclusion to conclude, from foul pole to foul pole, 4K LED,” claimed Mets vice president of technology Oscar Fernandez.

People can head up escalators to see new Corridor of Fame Museum additions. Curator Alicia Juillet claims they will retire Keith Hernanez’s quantity in July.

“We are bringing back Aged-Timers’ Day, which is what I am most enthusiastic about,” she stated.

Amazin’ Tom Wonderful, the Cy Younger ace and celebrity, will be honored. The leader of the Miracle Mets of ’69, sadly, died a yr and a 50 percent back. His household will be there opening working day when a Tom Seaver statue is officially unveiled.

This season, the Mets are hoping to get the stands equally male and female.

“We are opening up a dedicated retailer, the Mets Dugout Store for Ladies,” Mets shopper strategy director James Benesh claimed.

As for food items, overlook peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jack.

“It really is outrageous what we do listed here. We test to consider your ballpark fare and elevate it,” Mets senior govt chef Jason Eksterowicz reported.

There is sushi, lobster, steak, pulled pork, Shake Shack, Murray’s Mac and Cheese, Pig Seaside barbecue, Wowfulls, Cookie Crumz, beer bars and more.

“What about the fantastic, outdated-fashioned warm puppy?” McLogan questioned.

“The scorching puppy is still our staple,” Eksterowicz stated.

McLogan uncovered, a scorching canine is $7.50 and a slice of pizza is $6 — but who cares if the Mets are successful.


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