With the baseball season starting in a week, the New York Mets took the time out yesterday to introduce what’s new at Citi Field.
It’s hard to believe the stadium is in it’s 10th season and a lot has changed over the years.
With maybe the best food in baseball on the menu already there isn’t much new in terms of cuisine, but the Mets tend to find room. Lil’ Sweet Chick, OG & Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwiches, Wowfuls, an egg waffle with ice cream, French Toast crunch, Chomp Donuts, and Bakes Cheese Haus, which is cheese with an Alpine Brat.
Other favorites are coming back new flavors, including the cookie dough outfit, DO, with three new flavors exclusive to Citi Field.
Citi Field was always known for its food, but not as much for meeting places in social gathering points, something that has become more popular over the years.
This year, the Mets have renovated the Citi Pavilion by the Shea Bridge. Over the bullpens, it gives fans a tremendous view of the stadium.
Also, the Mets have partnered up with First Data for a cub behind home plate, much like many other parks have. It doubled the size of the former blub in the location and will be a premium location during gamedays.
The Mets have also started a partnership with New Balance and expanded one with Jim Beam, both of which will have large signage throughout the stadium.
In terms of promotions, the Mets will have giveaways for most weekend games, including the popular Free Shirt Fridays. On various Saturdays and Sunday games there will be various giveaways, including a Star Wars bobblehead on May 19th to coincide with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story and another Noah Syndergaard as Thor bobblehead in July.
Finally, the Mets will become the first team in MLB to use Augmented Reality within promotional giveaways. Each bobblehead giveaway will have an interactive experience. Fans will be instructed to download the ballpark app, click the AR button and then a special video and message will play.