Denmark-based Mikkeller will open up a 4,000 square-foot brewery and 60-tap bar-restaurant and beer shop at the New York Mets’ Citi Field this fall. The brewery, Mikkeller NYC, will be the company’s first East Coast location and 32nd location worldwide. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the heads up.
Tag Archives: Citi Field
Mikkeller to Open Brewery at Citi Field
Filed under Amenities & Features, Food & Beverage, Stadium Issues
Mets Fan Honors Fellow Fan, Flushing Remains Ballpark by Ballpark
The New York Mets were leading the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, after two innings when Tom McDonald stood up from his upper-deck seat at Citi Field. Read more and view photos here.
Filed under Human Interest
Mets’ Citi Field Revenue Up 30 Percent
The New York Mets’ ballpark-related revenue reported to bondholders rose nearly 30 percent last year thanks to the team’s run to the World Series. The increase marked the end of five consecutive years of declines since Citi Field opened in 2009. Read more here.
Introducing the New Coca-Cola Corner at Citi Field
The New York Mets have announced changes at Citi Field for the 2016 season, including the new Coca-Cola Corner. Read more and view photos here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Despite On-Field Success, Pepsi Ditching Mets
Say farewell to the Pepsi Porch and giant Pepsi sign at Citi Field. Pepsi, a marquee sponsor at the ballpark since it opened in 2009, will not renew its deal with the New York Mets even though the team finally turned things around on the field. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Filed under Sponsorships & Advertising
Comparing the World Series Ballparks
As the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets prepare to meet in Game 1 of the 2015 MLB World Series on Tuesday, Joe Mock from BaseballParks.com has posted his annual comparison of the two ballparks we’ll see in this year’s Fall Classic. An interesting tidbit: Kauffman Stadium and Citi Field rank #4 and #7, respectively, in Mock’s ranking of all 30 MLB stadiums. Read more here.
Mets to Install 62% Larger Video Board
PRESS RELEASE – The New York Mets announced today they are installing a new Daktronics high definition Citi Field centerfield video board that is 62% larger than the original screen. Beginning this week, Daktronics will design, manufacture and install at Citi Field one of the first 13HD LED centerfield video board displays inside a professional baseball venue that will be 62% bigger Continue reading
Filed under Amenities & Features, Media
Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the ‘Baba Booey’ Blunder
We’ve always liked Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show and co-host of the Wrap-Up Show on Sirius XM, so we feel horrible about piling on to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Gary’s horrendous first pitch before a New York Mets game at Citi Field on May 9, 2009. But — the ballpark news must go on! Read more here. Watch Gary’s pitch here.
Filed under Human Interest
Mets Revenue Down Again
The New York Mets’ ballpark-related revenue reported to regulators dropped for the fourth straight year in 2013, down nearly 34 percent since Citi Field opened in 2009. Read more here.
NYC Council Approves $3 Billion Willets Point Redevelopment Plan
Goodbye to the auto repair shops and junkyards located in the 23-acre “valley of ashes” next to the New York Mets’ Citi Field. The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a $3 billion plan to turn a blighted area into retail, hotel and residential space. Read more here. View renderings here.
Mega-Mall Project Near Citi Field Moves Forward
A $3 billion Willets Point project cleared another hurdle Wednesday as the New York City Planning Commission approved plans that would make way for a mega mall near Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Read more here. View rendering here. Thanks to John Cerone for the news.
Citi Field: A New Paradigm In Ballpark Design?
Baseball author Rob Neyer takes a look at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and concludes we are in a new era of rank commercialism in MLB ballpark design. Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
Filed under Design & Construction, Stadium Issues
MLB All-Star Game Tonight at Citi Field
Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, will host the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX. Read more here. Check out great photos and reviews of Citi Field from Digital Ballparks, Baseball Park, Baseball Pilgrimages, and Ballpark Reviews. Get all your All-Star Game information here. Speaking of the Mets, it doesn’t look great for the franchise on the annual revenue front. Read more here.
2013 MLB All-Star Game Eats
If you plan to attend the 2013 MLB All-Star Game on July 16 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, there are eight food items you might want to try. Read more here. View photo gallery here. Thanks to John Cerone for the link.
Filed under Food & Beverage
Las Vegas to Advertise at Four MLB Parks
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is partnering with four Major League Baseball stadiums to advertise the fun of Sin City. The four parks chosen include Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Rangers Ballpark, and Citi Field. Read more here.
Filed under Sponsorships & Advertising
Ultra-Orthodox Rally Against the Web at Citi Field
Some 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men packed City Field, home of the New York Mets, for a rally Sunday, as speakers railed against the dangers of the Internet. Read more and view photo here.
Mets Face Ballpark Revenue Woes
Revenues at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, have dropped by more than 30 percent since the stadium opened in 2009. Read more here.
Kosher Hot Dog Vendor Loses Suit Against Mets
A judge tossed out a contract-based lawsuit last week brought by Kosher Sports, Inc. (KCI) against the New York Mets for prohibiting them from selling kosher hot dogs and other items from four different carts on Friday nights and Saturdays — the Jewish Sabbath. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
Filed under Food & Beverage, Legal
Significant Field Dimension Changes on Deck for Citi Field
The New York Mets plan to make a decision in October about bringing in the fences or lowering their height at Citi Field to make the park more hitter/home-run friendly. According to Mets GM Sandy Alderson, any changes “won’t be subtle.” Read more here.
Filed under Field & Turf
Panhandling Mets Dog: Cruel Exploitation or Cute?
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASCPA) has sent investigators to Yankee Stadium and Citi Field to look into reports that a dog nicknamed “Coffee” is being forced by its owner to sit outside the stadiums for hours begging for dollars without food, water, or a break. Coffee is typically dressed up in Mets gear, sporting sunglasses or a Groucho Marx disguise, with a pipe Continue reading
Filed under Human Interest, Legal
Citi Field to Get 2013 All-Star Game
While no official announcement has been made, Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, will reportedly be awarded the 2013 All-Star Game. Read more here.