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May 6, 2008
by Emily Marie
Bronx, New York
August 11, 2003
First the positives: Good parking and less traffic, even for capacity crowds. Much easier to get to by car than Yankee Stadium. The 7 line of the subway goes there, but it's a longer ride than the trains to the Stadium (at least from Manhattan). The LIRR also runs there.
There are more information and scoreboards here than at Yankee Stadium. Pitch speed, full line-ups and out of town scores are much easier and better here. The food seems even more diverse, with sushi being on the menu besides the usaual ballpark cuisine.
Every so often, the team offers a chance for kids to run the bases, as well as at least one photo-op with the team a year. These are nice touches that the Mets' have over the Yankees.
It's an ugly place, very much feeling like one of those generic stadiums that are being phased out of baseball. The inside walkways are cavernous and dark. The seating areas are much further away from the action than the seats at Yankee Stadium. Also where Yankee Stadium offers up the Bronx Superior Court building, looking out from Shea gives you views of auto repair and scrap areas. Shea is also on the flight patterns for LaGuardia airport, and flights often go right above the stands.
And as of the time this is written, the Mets are a horrid team. If you're looking for a good game, you're more likely to find it in the Bronx. I'd also say if you're looking for a better baseball experience, Yankee Stadium is still the place to go.
From journal Baseball, New York City