OK I’m four years late on this, but this was my first time at Citizens Bank Park that didn’t involve Jimmy Buffett. Left during the rain delay and I’m all the way home now, watching the conclusion on the big screen.
Here’s the best part of the Phillies park: YOU CAN EASILY PARK!!!!
Oh my goodness, what a pleasure to jump off I-95 forty minutes before a sold out game and cruise right into plenty of parking. It was just as easy to get out. None of this Shea traffic, or the monstrous Yankee traffic.
For those of you who haven’t been there, they have the baseball, football and hockey arenas all within a four square superblock area. So I parked in the lot of the hockey arena. There was also plenty of parking at the football stadium. So smart.
So easy I even called a friend and asked “Why does New York have to suck?”
Shea/Citi is a reasonable location and it’s not that hard to get to and not that hard to get out of – but why the hell are the Yankees moving across the street to that terrible location that’s a real pain in the neck to get in and out of, and why are the Giants charging people $20,000 for a seat license in a stadium with no rail line. Still. After 30 years.
Well done Mr. Philadelphia Stadium Planner.
I’m sure Citifield will be nice…it has to be better than Shea. I wonder if it has the “open deck” style that the newer stadiums have. I could see that being quite quite cold. (Oh yeah, three new stadiums and zero domes – why does New York have to suck?)
While at the game I kept an eye out for overpriced $35 Stars & Stripes hats. Not one.
Charlie (The Enemy) Samuels dressed the Mets in the road grays with the S & S hats – and as always, the Mets Police were right, this combination looks nice, unlike thehideous black combos they wore the first two games. In fact, the Mets could wear these all the time and look nice. Maybe they should ditch the black for a darker “Citifield Blue” if they really want to sell merchandise.