A baseball game in New York


New York City

No New York to stay without the essential baseball game, that's what friends have assured me met there. For my last night in the city that never sleeps, I will attend the meeting Yankees vs Mets at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.


When we get around the stadium, a tail stretches nearly 100 meters. Fortunately, the queue moves fast and shortly after, we enter the stadium, our tickets in hand. The seats are particularly well placed, I have a vision unobstructed all over the field. Mobile cameras retransmit images bleachers and lawn on a giant screen.


Waiting for the start of the game, cheerleaders offer a small acrobatic show. Here I am in full American series! On the giant screen then appears a scene worthy of the greatest romantic comedies: a man wearing the cap Mets marriage proposal her friend, wearing a beret bearing the image of the Yankees ... and she accepts!


After these emotions kick of the game is launched. Only problem: I never grasped the rules of this strange play. My guide promises me that this is not a problem, I understand the As. Except ... around me, screaming fans every action and I do not really know if it's joy or anger. Too bad, I start to cry with them, and gradually I get in the mood. After a while I began to decipher the principles of pitch , hike and second base .


Each interval is as festive as the beginning: the giant screen displays personal messages, rebroadcasts the best action of the game ... While street vendors go from spectators to sell snacks, drinks and goodies for each team. Buy a flag and a giant hand in the colors of the Yankees. Devouring my hot dog, I feel like a real New Yorker!


The game ends too fast for my taste. Starting again, I still do acquire some souvenirs. By the way ... who won?


+ Pros:

A very good atmosphere, a typical American now.


least:

Many waiting to enter the stadium

Advice and tips:
  • Make sure you have good shoes. Requires prolonged standing to queue
  • A thermos of coffee can also be helpful: the game can go on late into the night
  • If you are available, please take binoculars to watch the action on the field.

    Practical Information

    How to get there:

    From Paris, 7 am flight to New York.

    Once in Manhattan, the lines 4 and D from the metro can take you to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Down to the station 161st St Yankee Stadium Station .

    To see play the Mets, direction Citi Field in Queens, station Mets-Willets Point 7 .

    Contact:

    Tickets are booked in advance on the website Ticketmaster

    Time

    There is no time limit in a baseball game. Part competes in nine innings and lasts between 2 and 3 hours but has already recorded 8h record times!

    Budget:

    The price of tickets for a Yankees game starts from 5 € for places blind and can reach several thousand euros for private boxes.
    Counting between 25 € and 75 € for good seats , knowing that the show takes place both in the stands and on the ground!
    tickets for a Mets game cost a little less on average 15% off compared to Yankees games.

    to see the surroundings:

    New York

    Author: Anna Romani